Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Golden Vanity"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Golden Vanity, Werner Jurkowski, Sail Esbjerg / Cutty Sark 2001 , 08/2001

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Werner Jurkowski,
Sail Esbjerg / Cutty Sark 2001,

Golden Vanity, Volker Gries, Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002 , 07/2002

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Golden Vanity
Registered port:Brixham
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Mumble Bee, Brixham Trawler
Year built:1908
Yard:Sanders & Co., Galmpton, GB
Overall length:12.80 m
Breadth:3.66 m
Draught:2.13 m
Sail area:130 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:60 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 04 Nov 2002

  • built at the Sanders Shipyard in Galmpton for marine artist Arthur Briscoe in 1908, used as a platform for the artist to sketch and draw the last commercial sailing ships trading in northern Europe.
  • completed a number of transatlantic voyages in the 1970s, after this aquired by the Golden Vanity Trust in 1982 to restore and operate her as a sailtraining vessel for the youth.
  • extensive repair work until 1988 when she was relaunched, another major refit including the replacing of planks and rebuilding of the engine in 1995.
  • joined the Trinity Sailing Foundation in 1999, together with "Provident" and "Leader" the ship offers sailtraining based from Brixham and cruises along the south coast of Devon and Cornwall, often participated the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races since 1993.

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. ├╝berarbeitete Auflage)
Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 75 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact

Peter Rath
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 91 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Paul Brown
"Historic Sail. Britain's Surviving Working Craft"
The History Press 2013 ISBN: 978-0-7524-8581-2
(in Association with National Historic Ships UK)
Page: 12, 14 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data