Berthed at Elizabeth st Pier on Hobart's waterfront, the Lady Nelson tall ship is one of the most popular attractions for visitors and a much loved icon of Hobart's fascinating maritime history.
Built locally and launched in 1988, the current Lady Nelson is a replica of the original Lady Nelson Brig involved in establishing the settlement of Hobart Town in 1804.
With her twin masts rigged with square sails based on the original ship's plans, the Lady Nelson offers a unique experience to step back in time to when sailing ships first graced the shores of Hobart.
View "Our Story" for facts and history of the Lady Nelson.
Length: 16.7m (54.8'')
Beam (width): 5.4m (17.7'')
Displacement: 60 tonnes
Masts: 2 (Fore mast and Main mast)
Sails: 5 square sails, 7 fore and aft sails
Engine: Gardiner 118hp
Keel and Frame: Tasmanian Blue Gum
Planks and Deck: Celery Top Pine