Challenging and inspiring young people since 1986

The Ship

The ship

Launched in 1986, STS Leeuwin II is Australia's largest sail training tall ship and is dedicated to challenging and inspiring people on adventurous ocean voyages. Our activities are designed to encourage teamwork, communication, goal setting, problem solving and leadership.

Discover the power of experiential learning at sea. Leeuwin is proud to sail in a smoke-free environment.

Ship structure

Sail Training Tall Ship Leeuwin II

  • Specification: Three masted barquentine, 1850’s style rig 
  • Launched: 2 August 1986 
  • Construction: Steel hull, teak deck 
  • Length overall: 55 metres 
  • Length on deck: 40 metres 
  • Beam: 9 metres 
  • Draught depth: 3.4 metres 
  • Height of the main mast: 33 metres 
  • Displacement: 344 tonnes 
  • Sails: 16 sails, over 810 square metres of fabric 
  • Accommodation: 15 crew and 40 trainees 
  • Designer: Len Randell A.R.I.N.A 
  • Builder: Transfield (ASI) Pty Ltd, Henderson WA 
  • Survey: 1B, 1C, 1D 
  • Safety System: Australian Maritime Safety Authority ISM Certification