130+ Years of History
LEADER was built in 1892 for William Robbens by the yard of A W Gibbs at Galmpton Creek on the River Dart, just two miles across the hill from Brixham.
Silvery Light Sailing is a Northern Ireland Registered Charity, who with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, purchased LEADER in 2021
Read below more about LEADER's stats and layout
meters, length overall
metres at the beam
sq. metres of sails
tonnes of displacement
gross registered tonnage
litres of fresh water
litres of fuel
Since 1970, LEADER has been kitted out below - not for fishing - but to fufill her modern role as a Sail Training Vessel (STV). With enough accomodation to sleep 12 guests and 5 crew, every inch below deck is utilised to it's full potential!
That doesn't mean its cramped though, in fact we have a spacious saloon with a large table for communal meals. And the deckhead above the galley space actually goes up higher than deck level, giving an open and airy effect.