One and All

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One and All
One and All
Name: One and All
Builder: W G Porter & Son Pty Ltd
Launched: 1985
Commissioned: 5 April 1987
Status: Active
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 206
Length: 42.68 metres (140.0 ft)
Beam: 8.20 metres (26.9 ft)
Draught: 2.85 metres (9 ft 4 in)
  • 2.60 metres (8 ft 6 in) - no centerboard
  • 3.90 metres (12.8 ft) - with centreboard
Propulsion: Caterpillar 6-cylinder diesel
Sail plan: Brigantine (12 sails)
Complement: 9 professional, 3 volunteers, 27 trainees

One and All is a tall ship based in Adelaide, and rigged for twelve sails, which are controlled by 100 lines. After being launched in 1985, she took part in the First Fleet Re-enactment Voyage as part of Australia's bicentenary celebrations, travelling from Rio de Janeiro back to Australia,[1] she was commonly used for sail training, offering courses and voyages that last from between a few hours to many weeks, especially for youth at risk. The vessel is run by a group of volunteers.


One and All was built at North Haven as part of South Australia's 150th jubilee project, and is based on a design of Postboy;[2] as such her bowsprit, (at almost 13 metres in length), has been described as her "most distinguishing feature".[3] The ship has since been host to youth training and mentoring programs for youth at risk, financially supported by the SA State Government and operated by SA Tall Ships Inc.

In 2017, One and All was one of the ships considered in a study funded by Renewal SA about "a strategy for berthing or locating historic ships and vessels within the inner harbour of Port Adelaide."[4]


SA Tall Ships Inc. went into liquidation on 1 July 2011 however. Despite tenders for a replacement operator closing in early August 2011, as of March 2012 there is yet to be any announcement regarding the fate of the ship.[5] Appeals in the local press[6] for a corporate 'white knight' have seen three potential sponsors come forward, but still no operator.

A petition calling for the State Government to secure a new operator, ensure the ship continues to be used for youth development and training purposes and keep it publicly accessible at Port Adelaide has been established;[7] the first tranche with 1994 signatures was presented[8] to the SA Legislative Council on 1 March 2012 by Greens MLC Tammy Franks.


  1. ^ "One and All Sailing". Getaway. 25 September 2003. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
  2. ^ Ships Monthly. 29. Endlebury Pub. Co. 1994. p. 31.
  3. ^ Schauffelen, Otmar (2005). Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World. Hearst Books. p. 14. ISBN 1-58816-384-9.
  4. ^ "Port Adelaide Renewal Project, Historic Ships and Boats Strategy" (PDF). Prepared by Mulloway Studio for Renewal SA. 15 March 2017. p. 8. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  5. ^ Williamson, Brett (23 February 2012). "One and All future still dead calm". 891 ABC Adelaide. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Billionaire Richard Branson called to save South Australian ship the One and All". Sunday Mail (SA). 25 February 2012.
  7. ^ Bachmeyer, L.: Push to use One and All. Portside Messenger, 22 February 2012.
  8. ^ Parliament of South Australia > Hansard > Minutes of the Proceedings of the Legislative Council, Thursday 1 March 2012 Accessed 16 May 2014.

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