Provident is owned and run by Trinity Sailing Foundation, which also runs two other traditional Brixham sailing vessels – Leader and Golden Vanity. All three were built on the Dart river at Galmpton. Leader and Provident are two of the last working sailing trawlers still afloat.
Provident is 95 feet long and weighs 85 tonnes. She was built in 1924, as a replacement for an earlier vessel of the same name, sunk during the first world war. After a period in private ownership, she arrived in Salcombe in 1951, where she became the founding vessel of the Island Cruising Club.
In the late 1980’s, Provident underwent a major refit, and was re-launched in 1991. She continued to sail with the ICC until 1999, when she started working from Brixham as part of the Trinity Sailing Foundation.
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