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The Enterprize at the site of Melbourne

The topsail schooner, Enterprize, was built in Hobart, Tasmania in 1829 by William Pender. It was used for coastal transport of cargo such as coal, livestock, and supplies.

A replica of the Enterprize was launched in Melbourne, Australia in 1997.[1]



  • Overall length of 27 metres (88’6”)
  • Beam of 5.4 metres (18’4”)
  • Displacement of 68 tonnes

Named After

The Hotel Enterprize in Spencer Street, Melbourne was named after the ship. Vicroads sold special Vehicle registration plates titled "Melbourne City of Enterprize" to help pay for the construction of a Melbourne Maritime Museum replica of the ship.

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