GRAYHOUND – A unique experience!

Grayhound Ventures offers you the unique experience of sailing on a traditional 18th century lugger – a fast sailing vessel with ‘lug’ sails built for smuggling or chasing smugglers.

Help contribute to a greener way of thinking, travelling and transporting cargo while experiencing sailing in its truest form. Come for a real working, sailing, team-building holiday that will challenge you and give you new skills.

Come sail with Grayhound!

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The vision

Grayhound was built to offer environmentally-friendly charter and cargo shipping on a classic sailing ship. 
We offer a range of voyages, from family-friendly day trips to demanding expeditions in big seas. Please see our Physical Challege Rating (PCR) for each (1/5 = easy; 5/5 = very challenging). Our cargo capacity is 5 tons and 2 barells. We welcome enquiries from environmentally-responsible producers.      
We have a background in producing large-scale theatrical projects, including Toqqortat in Greenland, Burnt Out Punks and Kompani Bastard. Performing arts may become a part of Grayhound’s life. For now we are content to offer a miniature museum on board that features fascinating maritime items from the collection of Dr Cagliostro
We are from the north and we follow in the traditions of our ancestors. Your berth will be named after one of the great female or male Nordic explorers. We travel in the wake of Roald Amundsen, Fritjof Nansen, Aud Djuopauga and Aina Cederblom and often share their routes. 

Environment friendly

We offer environmentally-friendly, hands-on sailing voyages. We only start the engine when absolutely necessary.

Low-carbon delivery

We are experienced in delivering goods swiftly and responsibly. Let our sails become a part of your commercial journey. Sail is the final link in an ethical international supply chain and it creates a compelling story.  We carbon compensate through Atmosfair.


Join us for a hand-on sailing voyage in Scandinavia, the Caribbean or the Arctic


Please click below to see our voyage plans for 2022 and book an adventure with Grayhound! 

“10 days of pure joy, fun and learning! A true adventure that I recommend anyone to do!” -Christian Wilse

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Grayhound Lugger Sailing

Adventure sailing experiences & low carbon cargo delivery.


Dear friends, family and fans of the Grayhound!
ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR has passed! After leaving Bretagne we headed for Sweden where we presented Grayhound to the Swedish audience in front of the Royal Castle in Stockholm. We explored the dramatic and beautiful archipelago and the magical coast of the Baltic. We are now preparing for a proper re-fit to make Grayhound even more eco-friendly.

Join the adventure! THE VOYAGE PLAN 2022 is now released on our website. We are very excited and believe we have put together a sail plan that will suit many adventurous souls.

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Louis Atkinson

Kerstin Dörfler

1 month ago
Grayhound Lugger Sailing

Once the wires are served the ends that are to be around the mast by the Trestle Tree are made into loops and secured with up to three Wire Seizings. The wires are hung up and painted/smeared with a mix o Stockholm tar and boiled linseed oil. Over time this will harden and create a smooth protective layer. We will also fit Deadeyes at the other end of the wire shrouds. This done once the shrouds are fitted on Grayhound. ... See MoreSee Less

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I love the traditional rigging skills

Beautiful work!

Matt Ward

1 month ago
Grayhound Lugger Sailing

When everyone else is preparing for Christmas, the Grayhound crew is preparing for summer.
Right now, we are making new stays by covering steel wires with linen rags, drenched in linseed oil and tar, and serving them with tarred hemp yarn.
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A picture paints a thousand words, though initially you guys were preparing by stashing bundles of cocaine onboard. 😂

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Et en attendant de pouvoir déguster le whisky Black Mountain Compagnie, retrouvez notre rhum ici
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