The 115ft Pelican was built at Le Havre as an Arctic trawler shortly after the First World War. The fine lines of her hull made her a perfect candidate for conversion to sail. She was purchased by her present owner in 1995, for conversion to a sail training ship.

In 2006 I was commissioned to design and carve the figurehead of a Pelican and trail boards of scrolling acanthus. The ship now provides sail training facilities combined with accommodation for charter.