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maybes Rig:  Gaff Ketch
22 metres
Home port:
East Coast Ports,
Goole, Hull
Cruising area: 

East Coast England,
West Coast Scotland,
Tall Ships Race

Voyage duration:

2 to 4 days, longer for
Races and far destinations


Tel: 0113 2501133
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Maybe, launched in 1933, was designed for round the world cruising and built by De Vries Lentsch, Amsterdam for Jan Jacob va Rietschoten. She was hidden during the Second World War and afterwards she underwent a complete refit with a new rig.

'Maybe' too part in the first ever Tall Ships Race in 1956, then she sailed mainly around the Mediterranean and in the 70's regularly crossed the Atlantic between the West Indies and the Mediterranean. In the 80's she also sailed through the Panama Canal and up the East Coast of the USA to Canada.

She was sold to the present owners in 1989 and underwent another complete restoration returning to sailing in 2007 around Scotland and then onto Spain. She made a successful return to the Tall Ships Races in 2009 in the Baltic's and completed a full schedule of Tall Ships Races and Regattas during 2010 and 2011. 'Maybe' underwent a further facelift to transform her back to her former glory, sailing with an origianl gaff rig again by the 2012 sailing season.

Maybe can take up to 16 crew members in beautifully furbished cabins and living areas and for added comfort in the colder climes, central heating is fitted throughout. Minimum age is 12 years old (except Tall Ships Races when is is minimum 15 years). All members on board will share the daily chores; cooking, cleaning etc as well as learn plentiful skills about sailing a classic ketch. When you join the crew of Maybe, you are not just another trainee, you are part of the family.

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