Mainmast Barquentine "Pelican
About the ship
Pelican of London is the ultimate Pirate Ship!
Her rig is based on the Barbary Coast Xebec (left) the most successful Pirates of the Mediteranean for 200 years.
A ship with wings, unique in rig and able to challenge vessels twice her size.
Pace and space is what she offers. For comfort and elegance she has no rival amongst her peers.
In the search for speed and weatherly performance in a square-rigged ship Philip Goode, yacht and sail designer from Majorca,
and Graham Neilson worked in concert over 5 years to research and prove the unique qualities of the Arab Xebec (Chebec), until now, lost in time.
For two centuries these vessels had plundered and pillaged the western Mediterranean venturing as far as northern Europe but
relying on their agility and windward ability always to evade their pursuers. See more: Link
Cleared for world wide operation in September 2007 under the British Flag, in one year she has crossed the Atlantic, chartered in
the Caribbean and completed the whole circuit of the Tall Ships Races in 2008. Pelican is possibly the most versatile sailing ship afloat,
able to change roles from charter holidays to training under sail, from research to expedition in a matter of hours.