A proud Lady almost a legend....

She is the last survivor of her kind today and proudly represents our rich Mediterreanen maritime history. She continues to sail in her home waters offering a wide range of activities. Built by the famous Picchotti shipyard as massive Brigantine she is today one of the last wooden-windjammers that still actively sail. Equipped with the most modern safety standards as per EU-Directives for historic charter and sail training ships.


Technical data
  • In 1921, Florette is launched in the famous Picchiotti shipyard near Viareggio, Italy.
  • Length over all: 40m
  • Beam: 7.20m 
  • Draft: 3.20m 
  • Mast height: 28m from deck 
  • Displacement: 186 tons                                                      
  • 140m2 main and sun deck
  • Sail surface total: 550-650 m2, original brigantine rigging, traditional method, no winch!
  • Maximum speed under sail12 kts and with engine 8 kts                                                                                                                                                            
  • Crew: Haynes Family- 6 full time crew members
  • Accommodation and safety equipment for a total of 36 maximum crew/trainees onboard for sail training and active charter
Life on board

A cruise with the “S.V. Florette” promises adventure & tradition in a nostalgic ambience.