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Refit Progress 2018 Part 2

By | April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As we take on the task of shaping and creating our new Bow Sprit, our skilled and Talented Crew have done a fabulous job of successfully taking on this task all in house. See below a small gallery of snaps of the progress of this work, which along with our crew, involved many volunteers!

Contemplating a trip in the Baltic this summer?

By | February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Thinking of joining Excelsior during one of her legs this summer? below are some beautiful words shared by one of our customers recently who sailed with us on a trip from Gothenburg to Oslo on a six night voyage. Excelsior Excelsior has been the most amazing experience in more ways than I ever could have [...]

National Historic Ships UK secures full National Lottery grant for skills training project!

By | January 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) is to receive a National Lottery grant of £403,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future Programme for its Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2 project, it was announced today. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this project will build on a previous project supported by [...]

New Year new challenge! Excelsior’s 2018 season is OPEN!

By | January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Have you booked your berth on board Excelsior yet for 2018? Be it for your group, or as an individual looking for your own challenge, now is the time to reserve your bunk! With some fantastic season launch day sails in Ipswich in April from just £75 pp to full week North Sea Crossings to [...]

Cards for sale

By | December 1st, 2017|News|

Excelsior Christmas Cards are here ! We are really proud of the gorgeous shot of our pretty lady moored in Norway from this season, and so we decided to make some Christmas Cards. Offered in packs of 10, with a festive message inside and great quality red envelopes these won't be about for long for [...]

Refit Progress 2017/18

By | November 29th, 2017|Ship's Log|

Here we will share the progress of our Winter Refit. To date we have achieved the following:- Slipped - 6th November 2017 Excelsior on the slips 6th november Stripped the hull and received the timer timber delivered for plank and bowspirt 16 november 2017 Removed the four sections of rotten plank [...]

Excelsior Boat is nearly complete!

By | November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

With thanks to the Lowestoft IBTC and the Setterfield Trust Excelsior's little boat is nearly complete and will join us for our social Hear, the IBTC show what they've been up to in their latest newsletter and by kind permission see below some of the IBTC's work this year. IBTC trainees and staff working [...]

Tribute to John Rochester 1934 – 2017

By | November 19th, 2017|News|

John Rochester Dies John Rochester, one of The Trust’s most down-to-earth and practical supporters, sadly passed away on Sunday, 19th November 2017.  John was one of the World’s larger-than-life characters whom I first met when, as the ‘John’ of John Martin Construction, he was main contractor for the re-construction of the entrance of the Yacht [...]