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200' Custom Schooner
"Empire SAndy"
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Built in 1943 by the British Ministry of Defense, the Empire Sandy saw duty as a salvage and rescue vehicle during World War II. Many times she sailed under repeated fire through the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Her hull and superstructure bore the marks of 20 millimeter cannon shells from enemy aircraft. After the war, she was renamed and sailed to the Canadian Great Lakes where she towed log booms on long voyages for paper companies. By the early 1970's she was sold for scrap, but the shipwrecker was reluctant to cut her up because the hull was in pristine condition. After an inspection of the vessel revealed what a true gem she was, she was purchased and over the next few years was refitted and launched anew in 1982. Old steam engines were replaced with a 400 hp. diesel, new masts and rigging were constructed and sails were made by an old sail maker whose grandfather made sails for the Portuguese "White Fleet".
Presently, she is Canada's largest sailing ship cuising Toronto Harbor and the Great Lakes in summer and Nassau, Bahamas in winter.
Presently, she is configured to handle 275 passengers with two below deck bars and five dining rooms. You may also dine casually on deck.
Gourmet kitchens provide ample space for galley staff and chefs.
Contact Ezra Androus for more information.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 200' 0"
- LOA: 200' 0"
- Displacement: 740 tons
- BEAM: 30' 0"
- DRAFT: 12' 0"
- Engine(s): Caterpillar
- Manufacturer: Custom Schooner
- Model: Tall Ship
The “Empire Sandy” is a majestic three-masted steel schooner which attracts crowds everywhere it sails! It has never failed to appear in newspaper articles when it sails to a new port and is often in the news in its homeport. The vessel has a Canadian Coast Guard certificate to carry 275 passengers and 25 crew for a total complement of 300. The ship carries passengers on the main deck and in four interior lounges on the lower deck. A machinery and storage deck are below the lower passenger deck. The main deck has two deckhouses and a wheelhouse aft.
Two 105 Kilowatt Detroit Diesel 6-71 engines
Driving 220 volt three phase alternator
One 20 Kilowatt Isuzu 220 Volt three Phase alternator.
Sails and Rigging

Ten sails on three masts comprising 10,000 square feet of sail area
Steel with 3/8” plate on 6” bulb angle frames @ 20” Centers with 8 watertight bulk heads.
Full specs and details available upon request.
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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