Event Details

Update Open Days 27th/28th January 2024 CANCELLED – Due to unforeseen circumstances,

Notorious Ship is excited to be visiting Shellharbour Marina and the The Waterfront, Shell Cove, on the beautiful NSW South Coast.

Shellharbour Marina, is Australia’s newest marina, with a year round safe harbour and direct Tasman Sea access, located 50NM south of Sydney, and 30 NM north of Jervis Bay …

Notorious Ship is an active, fully wooden constructed sailing ship, the amazing, re- creation of a 1480’s Portuguese or Spanish Caravelle and the only vessel representing the 15th century sailing in the Southern Hemisphere.


In this globally unique achievement, amateur boatbuilder Graeme Wylie researched, designed and constructed the caravelle single-handedly, and from salvaged timber.

The ship’s keel was laid in January 2001, with launching on 7th February 2011 at Port Fairy, Southern Ocean, S/W Victoria.

Since 2012, Notorious Ship has, with a crew of two, sailed over 23000NM through the Southern Ocean, Bass Strait, the Tasman and Coral Seas.

Notorious Ship has Opened for Public Inspection at over forty ports along the Eastern Australian Seaboard, with many thousands of enthralled visitors from all walks of life, exploring the magnificent caravelle, onboard and below deck…

Exploring the caravelle is both an inspirational experience for adults,

and an awesome pirate adventure for children.



Children must be supervised at all times by an accompanying adult

Running, climbing, hauling any lines not permitted

Footwear recommended

Event Price

$4.00 - $6.00



Shellharbour Marina

Marina Drive, Shell Cove, NSW 2529