Welcome to the world of Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose


Launched in 2009, Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose (star of ITV's Hungry Sailors) is a replica 19th Century Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter. From her base on the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest she sails charter guests and RYA trainees around the English Channel from the Solent to the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and Brittany.

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Latest News from the World of Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose


Pilot Cutter Pellew in Build in Truro In Praise of Pellew


It’s over 12 years since I first met Luke Powell on the deck of his boat Agnes. Since that fateful day he has built me the Amelie Rose and still we’ve become good friends. All that time he has harboured an ambition to build a big boat, a boat that would show off the pinnacle of what Pilot Cutters were capable of being. The Pellew is that boat and it turns out that she’s more than just a behemoth…


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Amelie Rose leans on the wall in Mousehole Sailing to #SaveOurSeas – A Clean Seas Odyssey Review


Wow! What a year. It started with one massively tall order; “to make a difference to the problem of plastic pollution entering our seas”, and nothing but the boat and some vague ideas to work with. So how did it end? Were we successful? Read on to find out more!


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Amelie Rose is For Sale! For Sale – One Preloved Pilot Cutter

One dark cold afternoon in November 2006 I took a phone call from a certain Mr Luke Powell, serial husband and sometime boat builder. During the call we agreed that he would build me a 44’ Pilot Cutter that would eventually become the Amelie Rose. A shade over...

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Amelie Rose's Schedule


There are many ways to enjoy the Amelie Rose experience; have a look through the following suggestions and follow the links to send us a booking enquiry.


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Traditional Taster Weekends

Whether you're new to sailing, want a celebration for family and friends, or simply want to discover what's so great about sailing on a ship of Nelson's era, our “Traditional Tasters” are the ideal way to try out the Amelie Rose experience.


Amelie Rose anchored in Newtown Creek
 Amelie Rose Sailing in the Solent
 Amelie Rose anchored in Newtown Creek   Amelie Rose sailing in the Solent


Amelie Rose Discovery Cruises


The perfect cocktail: Longer, relaxed adventures aboard and fascinating trips ashore mixed with all the best Channel destinations. We have Discovery Cruises ranging in length from 3 to 12 days and you can discover the following fabulous destinations:


The Isles of Scilly / The Channel Islands / North Brittany / Cornwall & Devon / Solent & Dorset Coast


Amelie Rose at anchor in the Isles of Scilly
 Amelie Rose sailing in the Channel
Amelie Rose at anchor in the Isles of Scilly
  Amelie Rose sailing in the Channel

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Races, Festivals & Special Events

There's nothing quite like being part of an event rather than just a spectator. From regattas to festivals there's lots of traditional boats to ogle, racing to enjoy and always plenty to do ashore. Looking around aboard each others boats is encouraged and the camararderie between crews makes for unforgettable holidays.

St Mawes Pilot Cutter Review
 Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival
 St Mawes Pilot Cutter Review
  Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival


Training courses aboard the Amelie Rose


From belaying pins to topmasts, bowsprits to gun-tackles; traditional boasts are awash with terms unfamiliar to the modern sailor. With our Gaff Rig Sailing Skills course for those with some yachting experience, and our RYA Courses for those starting out at sea, we've got the perfect training packages for you.

RYA Training on the Amelie Rose
 Training on the Amelie Rose
 RYA Courses on the Amelie Rose
  Training aboard the Amelie Rose


Mile-builder Voyages

A Mile-builder voyage is perfect if you want to maximise your sea-miles AND your remaining holiday allowance. They're also a brilliant way to experience longer passages in the care of a professional skipper, and pound per mile they're a real steal.

Passage-making aboard the Amelie Rose
 Milebuilder voyages aboard the Amelie Rose
Passage-making aboard the Amelie Rose
  Milebuilder voyages aboard the Amelie Rose


Amelie Rose Classic Boat Article
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Topsail Adventures Limited - Hands-on Adventure Holidays and Sail Training aboard the Amelie Rose


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Phone: 07831 710946 / +44 7831 710946 (Intl)
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Post: Amelie Rose c/o The Harbourmaster, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. SO42 7XB.

Registered Company Number: 6000046. VAT Registration No. 898-7989-03.


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