9 March 2023

New ship to replace STS Young Endeavour

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is excited to confirm that a new sail training ship will be built in Australia, to replace STS Young Endeavour.


The original brigantine is now 35 years old, and has been delivering sail training voyages in Australia since 1988.


The new ship will be a barquentine rig, with square sails rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft sails rigged on the fore, main and mizzen masts (yes, three masts!).


It will accommodate up to 42 youth crew on each voyage. It will also be able to undertake more voyages per year, meaning more young Australians will be able to access this unique development program.


Over a thirty year life the vessel will have capacity to embark tens of thousands of youth to participate in the world-recognised Young Endeavour Youth Development Program, and a similar number of youth to participate in Community Day Sails around Australia.


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