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Our Vision

"Heritage Sailing Tasmania’s vision is to integrate traditional sailing, conservation and health promotion in Tasmania.

We do this by aiming to provide our guests and all who sail with us a unique and personalised Tasmanian experience as they sail on an historic Tasmanian tall ship in our beautiful waterways."

We promote “treating yourself to a memorable Sightseeing and Sailing Cruise, as well as seeing the art of traditional sailing and skills: knots, splicing and fancy rope work.

Perfect for team building, rewarding work well done, a family/friends get together or just a fabulous day on the water.  


About Us

As all our crew are volunteers we mostly sail on weekends. Twilight harbour sails are offered during the summer and on request.

Choose from short sails on the River Derwent, longer day sails down the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to Kettering and Bruny Island and

an annual trip to Port Arthur or Recherche Bay.

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The SV Rhona H

“SV Rhona H” is now a Hobart icon; recognised as setting sail from Sullivans Cove year round as the oldest and smallest operating tall ship in Hobart.

She was professionally built by Tasmanian shipwright Ned Jack in the best of timbers, Huon Pine over Celery Top frames. 

This 52ft Huon Pine fishing vessel was built for Frere Youl of Symmons Plains in 1942. She was sold around 1946 to Max Hardy, a Stanley fisherman. Max helped start the crayfish industry in North West Tasmania when he discovered crays on the rugged coast off northwest Tasmania. 

SV Rhona H fished commercially until converted for sail training and charter work in 1988. She has been across Bass Strait many times, travelling across to Queenscliff as well as to King and Flinders Islands.

This ship is now based on Hobart's waterfront just minutes from the centre of town.

Sail with us and experience the tranquility of being under sail.