Balk Shipyard has launched the 70m (229ft) Golden Lion after transforming the yacht from a research vessel into a three-masted schooner with an extensive re-fit.

Originally built in 1937, Golden Lion gained her fame as the sister vessel of a classic boat used by the Danish royal family.

The re-fit yard was responsible for all the metalwork and the vast majority of the technical activities. Brought up to the very latest standards in every aspect of her aesthetics, equipment and technologies, Golden Lion will serve a dual function as a sail training vessel and a day-sailor for up to 200 guests.