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A replica 18th century sailing-ship ideal for TV and film

Grayhound is one of the few sailing ships of her kind. Bring your shoot alive on a replica three-masted lugger from 1776.

Our company has extensive experience in TV and film.

Her ‘lug’ sails swing wide, allowing more camera angles compared to ‘square-rigged’ ships. The spaces on deck and below deck are adaptable.

She carries two live cannon and has gun ports for six more. With her long wooden tiller and elegant ‘pilot-house’ shelter, she is traditional and highly evocative.

Grayhound sails worldwide and is at home in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Amazon or the Arctic.

She sails at up to 12 knots (14 mph, 22 km/h) and has a back-up engine.

She is resilient in all weathers and has an excellent safety record.

Her very low carbon footprint is ecologically responsible – perfect for vulnerable ecosystems.

An authentic and beautiful ship for your TV, film or fashion shoot, Grayhound creates a stir wherever she goes.

Grayhound Ship Sails Up on water

Specifications summary

Destinations: Category '0' licence for worldwide travel
Length of deck: 64.2 ft (19.57 m)
Deck area: 861 sq ft (80 m2)
Total length: 108 ft (33 m) (incl bowsprit & outrigger)
Capacity in harbour: 30 guests in total on deck. Space below deck for 25 guests.
Capacity at sea: 10 passengers and 5 crew
Sail area (3-masted lug rig): 3500 sq ft (470 m2)
Sailing speed: Maximum 12 knots (13 mph, 22 km/h)
Average 6 knots (7 mph, 11 km/h)
Engine speed: 5 knots (4 mph, 9 km/h)
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In the Heart of the Sea

Grayhound features in Warner Brothers’ 2015 film In the Heart of the Sea, a historical adventure-drama directed by Ron Howard.  

In the Heart of the Sea stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson. It was shot on location in 2013 on La Gomera and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. 

Grayhound appears in the closing sequence when Captain Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) sails for New Bedford. Preparations included repainting the ship and covering the pilot-house shelter in sail-cloth. The sequence took two weeks to complete.

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