Discover the Enterprize 

The 27-metre topsail schooner, Enterprize is a fully operational replica of a tall ship originally constructed in Hobart in 1830 by William Harvey and William Pender and first sailed to mainland Australia (settling in the Yarra River, Melbourne) in 1835. Enterprize is sailed by a crew of volunteers from all walks of life.

Enterprize provides all Victorians with an opportunity to experience life on board a 19th-century sailing ship. It’s a unique educational experience, learning about maritime history, traditional sailing methods and shipbuilding, and the importance of preserving our maritime heritage.

During the week, Enterprize plays host to thousands of Victorian schoolchildren for two-hour history and sail sessions. Our multi-day structured youth sail training program helps young people develop leadership skills, resilience and confidence. And the weekends are spent travelling to different ports around Port Phillip Bay, conducting public sails during the day and in the evening.