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Hollywood star Kaskelot visits Cowes

03 August 2015
The three-masted barque Kaskelot, a celebrated star of numerous films, is visiting Cowes Harbour until Sunday, 9th August. 

Kaskelot was originally built in Denmark in 1948 by renowned shipyard J Ring Anderson at Svenborg to carry supplies to remote coastal settlements in East Greenland. During the 1960s, Kaskelot worked as a support vessel for Danish fisheries in the Faroe Islands.

After undergoing a multimillion pound refit in 2013, the classic tall ship is now a magnificent example of a blue water sailing vessel. It has featured in many Hollywood films and TV dramas over the years, including Cutthroat Island, A Respectable Trade, David Copperfield, Longitude and Amazing Grace.

During Kaskelot's visit to Cowes there will be an opportunity to step aboard and journey out for half a day of spectacular sailing. Visitors can join Kaskelot on a day sail between 13:30 and 17:00, with a chance for those on board to explore the wooden decks and extensive cargo hold, and gain an insight into life aboard this historic vessel, widely acknowledged as one of the finest wooden hulled tall ships still sailing our oceans today.

To book tickets for this unique summer experience, please visit: For more information about Kaskelot or to enquire about hiring the vessel for a private event, contact Joel Yates on 07730 264 402 or email

Following on from Kaskelot’s visit to Cowes, she will then continue her summer tour through Europe, where she is set to visit France and the Nordics before returning back to the UK and her home in Bristol for the winter.

Sail aboard the Kaskelot

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