The 27-metre topsail schooner Enterprize is a replica of the tall ship that brought the first European settlers from Tasmania to found the city of Melbourne in 1835. Her mission is to provide all Victorians with the opportunity to experience life on board a 19th-century sailing ship.
During the week, Enterprize plays host to thousands of Victorian schoolchildren for everything from two-hour history and sail sessions to multi-day sail training excursions, while weekends are spent travelling to different ports around Port Phillip Bay, conducting public sails during the day and in the evening.
She also travels further abroad, taking members of the public and school groups on annual week-long voyages east and west of Victoria, and to Hobart every second year for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Enterprize is available to charter for a range of occasions, such as birthday parties, weddings or corporate functions.
Enterprize is sailed by a crew of volunteers from all walks of life and is managed by the Enterprize Ship Trust on behalf of the people of Victoria.