James Craig with all 21 sails set, in Bass Strait, feb 2013 - Image courtesy of Sydney Heritage Fleet

James Craig

Specifications of SV James Craig
Operations: Charter, Corporate Team Building, Educational Programmes, Exhibition, Sail Training
Class: A
Rig: 3 Masted Barque
Home Port: Sydney
MMSI: 503493000
Previous Names: Clan Macleod (1874) James Craig (1905)

SV James Craig is a class A 3 masted barque.

SV James Craig, a beautiful 3 masted barque now over 140 years old

Barque James Craig is rightly famous around the world. She is Sydney’s only 19th Century square rigger (or Tall Ship) and her incredible restoration to full sailing condition was recognised in 2003 by the World Ship Trust’s award of their prestigious Maritime Medal. Her restoration cost almost $A30 million and took nearly 40 years to complete after she was rescued from Recherche Bay in far southern Tasmania.

James Craig is owned by the Sydney Heritage Fleet, a community based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of Australia’s maritime heritage. The Fleet operates what is thought to be the largest fleet of operational heritage ships and boats anywhere in the world.

Did you know?

  • James Craig is open to visitors almost every day of the year, when alongside at her berth in Pyrmont, Sydney
  • James Craig normally makes two day sails per month, taking passengers outside Sydney Heads for a wonderful sailing adventure, typically with 12–15 sails set
  • James Craig welcomes passengers and passage crew on ocean passages, including to Hobart, Tasmania
  • She is also available for private charter and functions!

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