Off the coast of Tenerife Bessie Ellen sails alongside pilot whales, to the surprise of a guest who awoke to hear the commotion.Read More
What happens offshore on board a tall ship like Bessie Ellen? Here's what one guest had to say while sailing from Lisbon to Madeira. Check out what CYTV caught on camera while at sea...Read More
It's only when you sail a tall ship that you really understand their history in context of how people 'worked' them as we hear from on board Bessie Ellen.Read More
Being at sea can be cleansing. It's not just sights and sounds, but the movement of the boat that has a rhythm – it's 'therapy at sea' as we hear from a guest on board Bessie Ellen.Read More
Night watches have a magical feel to them – the experience of isolation, an escape from the digital and fast-paced world we exist in, as we hear from on board Bessie Ellen.Read More
This binnacle was designed to be used on a submarine bridge at the surface. It was small enough to pass down through the hatch when submerging. It's for sale – read more about it here.Read More
In 1968 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first yachtsman to solo non-stop circumnavigate in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. It was also in that same race, one competitor Donald Crowhurst lost his mind and was lost at sea. THE MERCY (2018) is a film telling the story of Crowhurst's fate. Here's the trailer...Read More
Everyone's talking about it; the newly released Christopher Nolan film that attempts to chronicle the evacuation of 330,000 men off the beaches and the harbour of DUNKIRK . Featuring MTB102, the white foam on the beaches and the 1958 version of the film to be screened this September...Read More
Archive footage of family cruising on board ZEPHYR during the early 1970's, she's for sale with Sandeman Yacht Company.Read More
Imagine a very cold and extrememly dark environment, underwater and deep below the favourable heights of our atmosphere and then imagine having a camera to capture that unfamiliar world. That's Alexander Semenov's life as head of the....Read More
Classic Yacht TV has sniffed out some amazing places to rent for holidays and vacations across the world. Find out what their owners have to say about these locations and their properties.Read More
An enchanting clip of the great Fife designed yacht, Moonbeam IV cruising off the coast of the French Riviera. Classic Yacht TV caught up with the Captain of Moonbeam IV, here you'll find our Q+A on his life with one of the most stunning classics in existence.Read More
Cooking Orange and Almond cake under sail, on board Bessie Ellen.
Bessie Ellen's owner Nikki Alford gives Classic Yacht TV a lesson in baking while at sea - as you will be able to tell! Using a recipe from the Polpo restaurants in London, this Orange and Almond cake is now a firm favourite for those who sail the Bessie Ellen, a west country trading ketch that charters around Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe.Read More
Classic Yacht TV joined her in Fowey and sailed east, to Plymouth and then onto Falmouth to try out her charter style. We found that this ship will feed your historical inquisitions about adventure on the waves while being modern enough to keep you warm and safe. Down-below she retains a homely feel and that you'll find you won't chase the wildlife, it comes to you – we filmed it!Read More
James Dodds’ paintings strike the eye with lines true to his focus on particular boats and the seas they once knew. His pitch dark backgrounds, surfaces, and colours are alike to layers of tar and tallow, marine paint and rust. Part II explores how he achieves his particular colours and, his relationship with local boatbuilders.
James explores the design of vessels and celebrates the work of the boat builder and craftsman who make them. From a Shetland Fourern boat, a Viking shaped long and thin form to a square, bold, Hastings beach boat. Dodds' paintings are an assembly of observations on the variations in shape and why boats have been crafted in such a way to serve the nation in the maritime industry.Read More
'Tarifa' as a project was instigated by Alex Laird’s labour of love 'Partridge', a J. Beavor-Webb designed Victorian gaff cutter built in 1885 by Camper & Nicholson and mostly influenced by Greg Powlesland's restoration of 'Collinette'… Tarifa's interior sets a standard…Read More
Ever wondered what living on a dutch barge would look like?
Take a look at this amazingly modern and sleek dutch barge conversion is this video...Read More
This is the Nottage Maritime Institute, for modern day pirates who adore the treasures of maritime history. Placed in a town rich with artists and culturally grounded folk, Wivenhoe's heart and old quarter overlooks the river Colne.Read More
John 'Dusso' Winter shares his tales and the rich history of the town’s fishing trade which only remains in the form of photographs and artefacts in this glorious room.