Historic Ship ‘Matthew’ to Help Promote Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The 'Matthew' will become the Dawn Treader later this year

A life-size replica of the historic ship ‘Matthew’ will be used later this year to help promote The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

It hasn’t been announced exactly how the ship will be used, but apparently it will be outfitted to look like the Dawn Treader. The production could be planning to use the ship during the premier.

The Matthew is a replica of John Cabot’s ship which set sail for Asia over 500 years ago and first discovered Newfoundland. You can find out more about the ship at matthew.co.uk. The Matthew is usually anchored in Bristol but can sail to other locations.

Here are a few more pictures of the ship:

Thanks to Icarus for the tip.

86 Responses

  1. NarnianElf says:

    Just wondering, does the "Skillet" in your name mean the Christian band Skillet?

  2. Puddleglum says:

    Perhaps if it were tied to a dock,

    then I could look at it from the dock.

    No closer.

  3. The Batman says:

    @Coracle I just looked up pictures of the Endeavor, that is so cool you got to see it!!! 🙂
    I love Master and Commander and Horatio Hornblower. The tv series of Hornblower was great. Also, anyone ever see the old 1951 Gregory Peck Hornblower? That one's a lot of fun, too.

  4. narniafan#1 says:

    Oh, me too! I always thought it'd be cool to stand at the crow's nest.

  5. Eustace says:

    Interesting, I wonder how they will use it to promote the Dawn Treader. Well, it does sound like they are going all out to promote this movie.

  6. Warrior 4 Jesus says:

    No, they're a big fan of frying-pans.

  7. Varnafinde says:

    Giving it a different sail would help a lot.

  8. Luis Daniel says:


  9. hawk says:

    Yeah, that's it.

  10. hawk says:

    Yep, totally "aswsome"!

  11. hawk says:

    I thought he just really liked Hamburger Helper. You know it makes a great meal.

  12. Aunt Letty says:


    what about the gangplank. It's fastened to the dock. Would you look from the gangplank? 🙂

  13. Aslan's Meadow says:

    You guys are halarious!

  14. 220chrisTian says:

    The Dawn Treader cast on an open ship in the Thames in December? They'll probably be wearing coats! Sounds cold to me!

  15. Austra says:

    Yeah me too. I'm not really into the whole dealy-o of how they're making it, much. However, it's nice to see and know what they're doing occasionally. Sail on VDT!!!

  16. NarnianElf says:


  17. NarnianElf says:

    You got good taste in movies! Those two are among my top 4 favorite movies!!! Ohhh, I love those ones…

  18. Puddleglum says:

    Dearest Aunt Letty

    Thank you, no. Even the very word brings to mind pirats, and their history with that particular piece of lumber.

  19. Puddleglum says:

    Hamberger Helper?

    Now I wonder how that would work with eel? Now if I diced it up real small? Hmmmm?

  20. Aunt Letty says:

    I do see your point.

  21. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Even without Disney's mega-marketing skills they are still managing to go the extra mile to promote the movie. This is AWESOME.

  22. Omac the centaur says:

    pirates i can handle, but a boat is not the place 4 hooves, especially 1s that go to the end of the earth…

  23. Omac the centaur says:

    LOL @ Warrior 4 Jesus!! I am a fan of both.

  24. Christina says:

    How about Premier at The ExCel Centre?? They could stay docked there and have tours onboard!!

  25. I can't really tell. After all, we only have 3 or 4 pictures of this new ship.

  26. I know what you mean. When you see a movie you don't really think about how much work has actually gone into it.