Welcome Aboard The Brixham Sailing Trawler Pilgrim BM45

Pilgrim is the oldest existing Brixham sailing trawler to have been completely built and rigged in the town in 1895. After a project lasting several years, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group and many individual donors  and volunteers this historic Brixham trawler has been restored to her former Victorian glory.

all bunks have personal reading light and small storage areaThe work has been carried out to the highest possible standards by a large team of skilled craftsmen and a dedicated team of volunteers. Externally, within the demands of current legislation, she has been restored closely and as feasible to her original 1895 appearance with traditional rigging, oak blocks and red sails, a wide expanse of pine decking, teak companionways and oak capping rails.

The fit-out design for below deck has bulkheads of warm and inviting cream glossed tongue and groove pine trimmed with seasoned English oak (much of which has been reworked and reused from the old original 1895 Pilgrim deck beams) and teak doors with brass detailin­­­­g. Many of the fixtures and fittings below deck have been sourced from Trinity Marine, a fantastic treasure trove of ships fixture and fittings goodness!

below deck - Pilgrim-SaloonThese include doors from the RMS Windsor Castle and brass lights from the Italian Liner Augustus to name but a few! A credit to the team who have driven this challenging project!

The juxtaposition of traditional above deck / modern, hi-tec and comfortable below see’s Pilgrim brought right up to standards demanded by us all in the 21st century! With an extensive inventory of navigation and safety equipment, you can rest assured that you’ll be safe aboard Pilgrim! If you have a iPad, iPhone or Android device you can download an app to enable you to see real-time information from the navigation instruments! !”

Berths are comfortably upholstered and have individual reading lights. (Eight berths in the main salon area and four in the forward cabin). There is additional accommodation for up to four crew in the stern.  Complimenting bedding (duvets and pillow) is provided and towels are available. Seating is set around the large solid oak dining table with comfortable seat cushions of the same upholstery as the berths. There are scatter cushions available to add to your comfort and some warm throws for extra warmth.

The design of and equipment installed in the Galley is first class and includes every facility you would expect on a modern vessel of quality allowing our Chef to prepare beautiful food so you and your party can be assured to dine well. With two Heads both complete with showers, and plenty of hot water, we know your time aboard will be both exhilarating and comfortable!