Traditional Baltic Trader Gaff Rigged Vessel 40ft sleeps 6

Brownsea Road, Mooring B5 Poole Harbour, United Kingdom

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Double Bed2 Double Beds
Single Bed2 Single Beds
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Max 6 people , 2 cabins
2 double beds / 2 single beds
Min 2 nights / Max 14 nights
Check in 3 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.

Stay on a boat in Poole, United Kingdom

Ida is a Scandinavian Baltic Trader with a fascinating history. Since our family sailed her back from the Baltic to Britain, her sweeping sheer and traditional sail plan have been cutting a fine figure on the south coast of England. She has been lovingly built and skillfully maintained and enjoyed by one family since her original commission. Since her arrival in England we are now inviting guests to come and enjoy a truly unique experience. She is located on a swinging mooring, directly offshore of Browsea Island in Poole Harbour. The island hosts an exquisite variety of birds and wildlife. We offer a water taxi to and from the mooring. She is a roomy and comfortable live-aboard and a great cruiser. She sleeps 6 in comfort.


Captains cabin forrard, double berth for two with an opening deck hatch (perfect for star gazing from the comfort of your cabin) The cabin has an en-suite deep soaking Japanese style bath.
Double cabin offering sleeping facilities for two in comfortable single berths (traditional bunk bed style)
Ecological Toilet-no sewage in the sea!!
Saloon berths are spacious and offer a further 2 single berths.
Sheltered wheelhouse with 360 panoramic views.


A very comfortable saloon area panelled with pitch pine and central oil lamp ambience. Reading lanterns are thoughtfully located throughout the ship. Ida’s Scandinavian galley, uses all of her available space very efficiently. Well appointed for a traditional coffee with beautiful glazed espresso cups and large stainless steel stove top coffee pot.
She has a proper ship's stove, a stainless steel Dickinson Diesel stove with oven for gourmet galley cooking.
We are attentive and flexible hosts who wish to facilitate a really special experience of the ship, the sea and the local area.
Linen and local food provisions are provided, and we can help our guests organise boat trips, visits to Brownsea Island and the local area.
We are also available for coroporate events, weddings and skipper charter.
She is ready step aboard and for you to be transported to a peaceful and extraordinary BnB experience.


Brownsea Island-
Managed by the National Trust, so bring your membership for free entry. The perfect day’s adventure, this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like another world from the moment you step ashore.

The island sits in the middle of Poole Harbour, with dramatic views to the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats, including woodland, heathland and a lagoon, have created havens for wildlife, such as the red squirrel and a huge variety of birds.

The island is rich in history too, which is revealed in our Visitor Centre. There are the remains of daffodil farming, pottery works and the village of Maryland to explore, or head to the Outdoor Centre to find out more about the birthplace of the Scouting and Guiding movement.

Families can make the most of their day too, with activities including tree-climbing trails, Tracker Packs and a natural play area. We also host special events, walks, talks, Brownsea Open-Air Theatre and daily introductory walks and buggy tours for less-mobile visitors (booking essential).
Shell Bay
A stunning restaurant and great marina! Bring your own small boat to launch as a water taxi to Ida!
Follow this link to facilities, restaurants and bars in Poole!

The Area

Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world, and our mooring gives guests a unique vision of the bustle of a busy harbour, and the unique ecology of islands and tidal channels, migrating birds and wildlife. It is a harbour of two halves, with a busy Quay with marinas, restaurants and bars on its eastern shores, and the intricate inlets and islands of Purbeck on the west. Brownsea Island sits squarely in the middle at the harbour mouth, allowing guest access to all that this amazing harbour has to offer.

What's special about this boat

A cup of coffee in the wheelhouse in the morning...your favourite cocktail on deck in the evening and everything in between!


Brownsea Road, Mooring B5 Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour, Brownsea Road

About the marina/waterway

This unique mooring in Brownsea Road, only one of a select few in the area! Accessible by water taxi or your own small craft from Shell Bay or multiple locations in the Poole area such as Hamworthy, Poole Quay and Sandbanks. Each transfer takes less than 15 mins and is a stunning trip in itself.


  • Offers trips/charters (skippered)
  • Cooker (cooking allowed)
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Smoking allowed
  • CO2 alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Laundry
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • iPod Dock
  • CD Player/Radio
  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Welcome pack
  • Bedding/Towels
  • Electricity 24/7
  • Walk-on access
  • Crew on board
  • Food and drink included
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Additional Cot Hire
  • Dog friendly
  • Kid friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Free car parking
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Walking distance to town
  • Shops
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Swimming Pool
  • Disabled access
  • BBQ
  • Paddlesports hire
  • Boat hire
  • Select



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