The Pirate Project | Essex

A pirate ship with purpose

A garden hideaway to sail away in time

Perhaps one of Unique Projects most unique projects ever. Can we we build a pirate ship for a young family....... of course we can, but what about we create one they can learn to sail in when they're old enough.




Private client


Marine refurbishment and landscape installation


May 2017


Private residential


Pasfield & Park

Ahoy there.....

Our brief was to create a pirate ship for a young family. With the designer we hatched a plan, to source a yacht and repurpose it. Challenge accepted. We sourced a tired 1970's Dutch river yacht and on an airfield, over a period of 6 weeks, we sympathetically restored it to its former beauty. The interior was painstakingly restored, new fittings were sourced from marine salvors and fitted, and then it was dressed with nautical antiques.

There was a tea service from a 1920's liner, a 70 year old officer's telescope, charts, flare boxes, even a de-activated flare gun. The children now had somewhere to entertain their guests, have sleep overs and fight off marauders. The following year we returned and installed their very own 'Go-Ape' style aerial assault course as well.

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46 St. Lukes Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4ND

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Unique Projects (Devon) Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales. Registered number: 14221838. Registered office: 38 Elizabeth Road, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2DR.