Franklin, Huon Valley, Tasmania
Experience a traditional wooden ship under sail on the calm waters of the Huon
Sail the beautiful traditional Danish ketch “Yukon” on the calm waters of the Huon River. All ages welcome. No prior sailing experience needed. This is an opportunity to feel the amazing sensation of a wooden ship under sail. Sit back and enjoy the Huon Valley’s premier sailing cruise!
Built of oak in 1930 to trawl the North Sea, the Yukon’s next incarnation was as a pleasure craft socialising on the Danish wooden boat circuit. By the time the Australian shipwright David Nash came across her, she had hit hard times. David rescued her from the bottom of a harbour near Copenhagen and negotiated hard for her sale price – a case of cold beer.
After seven years of restoration and a circumnavigation of the globe with his family, David brought her to the port of Franklin, on the beautiful Huon River.
Join David on board to hoist the sails and learn more about this historic vessel’s amazing history.
Calm Water Cruise on the Huon River: 90 minutes
Morning 10:30 – 12:00pm
Afternoon 3pm – 4:30pm
Embark and disembark Franklin Marina
Includes snack and tea/coffee
3333 Huon Highway, Franklin 7113, Tasmania
Visit website and book a cruise: www.yukon-tours.com.au