Empire Sandy

picture of the Empire Sandy in harbor

Empire Sandy Specifications:

Flag Canada
Rig Tern schooner
Homeport Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sparred Length 203'
Draft 15'2"
Beam 30'1"
Rig Height 116'
Sail Area 11,000 sq ft
Tons 485 GRT
Power (Single screw) CAT 3406-E diesel
Hull Steel

VIP Hospitality Lounge Courtesy Of

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Empire Sandy (Canada), at 203 feet, is the largest vessel in the Buffalo fleet. A three-masted schooner out of Toronto, she is a converted steel deep-sea salvage tug that saw service in the North Atlantic with the British Navy in World War II. Now a tern schooner – the name comes from the relative heights of her masts – she primarily does day sails, private cruises, weddings and corporate events on the Toronto Harbourfront. She is a hospitality ship able to seat more than 160 visitors for below-decks dining, or host 275 passengers on daysails. She has a crew of 25, and will be berthed along the Riverwalk between the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and the Erie Basin Marina. Empire Sandy's main salon below decks will serve as Wegmans VIP Hospitality Lounge during the festival.

Empire Sandy Information:

Season April - November
Designer British Admiralty
Built 1943
Coast Guard Certification Transport Canada Certified Passenger Vessel
Crew 25
Trainees/Passengers 275 for day sails
Organization Empire Sandy
Address 600 Queens Quay West, Suite 103
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3M3 Canada
Telephone (416) 364-3244
e-mail [email protected]


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