Welcome to the Cornish Maritime Trust

We preserve Cornwall’s maritime heritage by maintaining and sailing working vessels from the days of sail. We work to educate people about our maritime heritage, to train people in the skills associated with sailing, restoration and maintenance, and to share our enjoyment of sailing our incredible boats.

We own and operate three historic working boats: Barnabas, Soft Wing and Ellen.

Thank you to our supporters! We work with organisations in Cornwall and enjoy the support of many people and organisations across the country.

Please have a look around our site, contact us if you want to know more, and support us by joining the Trust!

News

Row your boat (3/4/2021) Sometimes, we like to row our 15 tonne lugger. On this occasion we were off to deliver cargo from Penzance…
Sailing out of harbour (3/4/2021) It's not all that often you get to sail out of harbour these days in a dipping lugger. It helps…
Gordon Frickers: A Different Perspective (2/16/2021) Rob McDowell There are some joys to being ‘locked down’! For me, one of them is occasionally trolling the internet…
Film Night Fundraiser 23rd March 2019 (3/5/2019) Book your tickets here!
Privacy Policy (8/16/2018) At the CMT, we take data protection and privacy seriously: we have updated our data privacy policy. You can read…
Film Night Fundraiser 14th April 2018 (3/13/2018) Book your tickets here!
Bottle Bank Raffle Prizes (11/29/2017) Thanks to the Bottle Bank in Falmouth for helping us out with prizes for the Christmas Dinner Raffle!
Summer Sightings (6/27/2017) Some sightings of Barnabas have been sent in by some vigilant sea twitchers... Thanks to Dickon Berriman and Steve Quinton…

Occasional Articles

Gordon Frickers: A Different Perspective (2/16/2021) Rob McDowell There are some joys to being ‘locked down’! For me, one of them is occasionally trolling the internet…
To Scilly on Barnabas, May 2016 (1/23/2017) West Porth, Great Gannilly The first sail of the season in Barnabas is known as a shake-down voyage. It’s a…
The Wind in Your Sails (1/21/2017) One of the things that most annoys people new to sailing is the apparently impenetrable mystery that surrounds the business…