Today Terror is a beautifully restored 125 year-old wooden sailing boat, used exclusively for the enjoyment of paying guests, their families and friends.
Taking a trip on Terror is memorable, an unforgettable experience.
As the last remaining example of a gaff-rigged, open-decked sailing boat, Terror is considered to be one of the most beautiful sights seen in Emsworth Harbour.
Getting on board is easy and once there, it’s the feel of the warm wooden decks, the sheer majesty of the sails being set and the feeling of stepping back to a time when sailing was simple. The deep wooden seats provide comfort and protection for those on board. Terror sits low in the water and with high side-decks, everyone on board feels secure. She’s quite wide in the beam too, so nice and stable.
The perfect opportunity to see close at hand the variety of wildlife, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With only six people on board, taking time to appreciate the breath-taking beauty of the Harbour is simple.
Trips on Terror start and finish at Emsworth’s Yacht Harbour, next to the award winning Deck Café. Such a perfect combination – two hours of gentle sailing followed by delicious freshly brewed tea and coffee and some beautifully prepared, locally sourced food.
There is a sill (a small barrier) to negotiate at the Yacht Harbour, so trips are taken either side of high water. From the moment Terror sets sail, the fun begins.
The Harbour side is picturesque and some Terror trippers like to bring their own picnic (maybe even Oysters and Champagne) to enjoy after their sail. Thorney Island and its abundant wildlife is close by for walks and picnics too.
Make a day of it.
The skipper and crew are happy to take sailors and non-sailors out into the Harbour waters. Some trippers like to be involved in sailing Terror, maybe enjoying a turn on the helm and a bit of rigging and de-rigging. Each experience is different and always enjoyable.