Sailing Ship Mercedes Returns to Southend Pier

March 16, 2017 by Southend Borough Council

The tall sailing ship Mercedes will return to Southend Pier from 20th – 23rd July for open day visits and day sails along the Thames Estuary.

The Mercedes first sailed in May 2005 and is a vessel designed for comfort, cruises and family friendly events with a professional crew on board for all your nautical needs.

Offering open days on 20th and 21st July, from 11am – 5pm, climb on board the 50 metre vessel and explore this beautiful ship with an impressive 900m2 sail area, courtesy of 18 individual sails. Price of admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 3 – 14 years old.

Alternatively, feel the wind in your hair on a day sail on 22nd or 23rd July, and experience all that the Mercedes has to offer. Relax on deck with refreshments, learn seaman knots from the crew or take the helm and become Captain.

Cllr Ann Holland, Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy, says: “The Mercedes visits various beautiful locations across the European coast and it is a joy to once again welcome the Mercedes and her crew to Southend-on-Sea.”

Tickets for sailing cruises are on sale at the Visitors Information Centre, Southend Pier. Choose between a day cruise from 11am – 2pm or an evening cruise sailing from 6pm – 8pm. Tickets are £35.00 for adults and £20.00 for children aged 3 – 14 years old. Family tickets are also available for £100 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Usual pier charges apply for more information please call the Visitors Information Centre on 01702 215620.