First Look at the Matthew as the Dawn Treader


Visitors to Ilfracombe Harbour this morning were greeted by the spectacular sight of the ship from the upcoming film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

A visitor to the town told Ilfracombe People “I love the Narnia stories and when I saw the boat in Ilfracombe Harbour I was really impressed and excited. It was such a lovely surprise and has really made my day-I felt like I’d been transported into the novel!”

The ship and its crew are sailing from Ilfracombe to Falmouth for the Narnia Weekend event on August 28th. It also appears that its final destination is London according to this article from (the link is a pdf).

The full article with more pictures can be found here.

Thanks to icarus for the heads-up!

41 Responses

  1. Northernranger says:

    That is so cool!!!!! It look beautiful. The people who get to ride on it are so lucky!! Keep the story of Aslan alive!!!

  2. Bulgy Bear says:

    Possibly the most insanely crazy piece of marketing ever devised for a movie! Hopefully it pays off, because its just such an awesome idea!

  3. Son of Rillian says:

    wow i love it

  4. Darla Jones says:

    LOOKS AMAZING!!!! Can't Wait!!

  5. evenstar101 says:

    It looks so beautiful!

  6. Aslan's Meadow says:

    Agreed, I think that they did a really good job remaking it (in a smaller and cheaper scale) Looking Amazing!
    To Narnia and the North…………….

  7. Jill says:

    Wow what a brilliant concept and I love how similar the boat is to the Pauline Bynes illustrations, purple sails and all, can't wait.

  8. Jill says:

    Yeah and not cheesy you really could go wrong with it but they didn't.

  9. LucyTheValiant says:

    absolutly beautiful 🙂

  10. Omac the centaur says:

    sweetness. 🙂

  11. Starlily says:

    So cool!! I desperately wish I could ride on it, but I'll have to just survive without that privilege. Oh well, I hope in the movie it will feel like you actually ARE riding on the Dawn Treader. 😉

  12. SavedByGrace says:

    First thing that popped into my head when I saw the picture: "Wow, it looks like the color illustration for the book cover!"

  13. King_Cor_the_Great says:

    where is this?

  14. Mirima Rosetrader says:

    It's so pretty! 😀 I wanna go on it! 🙁 Lucky Europeans…

  15. narnian resident says:

    beautiful ship. good job 🙂

  16. JillPoleWannaBe says:

    you would if you see it in 3D….hint, hint.

  17. LL says:

    Do you think it's…safe…?

  18. Warrior 4 Jesus says:

    It's not safe, but it's good. 😛

  19. Puddleglum says:

    Nice word play.
    Let us wait, and see who catches on.

  20. That would be so cool! Well, I felt like I was flying when I was watching "Disney's A Christmas Carol". I didn't even see it in 3D. Anyways, the ship (Matthew) looks AMAZING! That would be soooo awesome to go on it! 😀 I wonder if they're going to have any activities on the ship.

  21. glumPuddle says:


  22. Sir Jack says:

    hehehe jep

  23. Sir Jack says:

    hehehe jep!

  24. Sir Jack says:

    sorry, I wanted to reply to LL

  25. Siobhan says:

    OMG. This is the ship that docks at the harbour where I live. How EXCITING!

  26. Beautiful ship. If only I could sail on it. 🙁 Nothing related to the dawn treader ever comes near Chicago. XO

  27. Saerwen says:

    Siobhan: You are so lucky! Congrats.

    Myself: Oh I wish I could go!!! 🙂

  28. Not Of This World says:

    Keep it up, Cheif, keep it up! 🙂

  29. Not Of This World says:

    Wow. That ship looks just like how I imagined the Dawn Treader!

  30. Knight of the Lion says:

    Good one!

  31. ernesto says:

    que bien que se va a ver en 3D y no me gusta que la pongan en 2D de digital porque en 2D se va a ver menos de la pelicula de la travesia de viajero del alba y si se va a ver muchisimo mas en 3D si yo seguro que se va a ver bien en 3D de digital

  32. Aslans' Meadow says:

    I wonder what people must think…reading the crazy Narnawebber comments…lol

  33. Aslans' Meadow says:

    Estoy de acuerdo! 3D se awsome!
    Mientras no lo hacen disparos realizados para 3D, como una espada que se apunta a la pantalla. Por favor, no hagas eso Fox!!

  34. Leanna says:

    Why can't anything be for Americans?

  35. Robbie/Downunder says:

    Need more photos please. Need close ups of the dragons head and tail from the side elevation. At first glance they look like the actual head and tail of the real Dawn Treader from down under. I have walked her decks!!! It is sad that she was broken up but then she was a movie set and not designed for a long life. The skills of the movie maker are unbounded proving that man can do whatever he sets for himself. The trailer in now on show in Australian Movie Theaters. Christmas cannot come soon enough this year.

  36. Reepicheep says:

    Looks Very good! Does anyone think it is a bit small?

  37. Not Of This World says:

    Take some pictures and send them in to Narniaweb

  38. pselpevensie says:

    it looks AMAZING!!!!!! i wish i got to ride on it!!

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