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

By | January 28th, 2018|News|

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 [...]

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|News|

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|News|

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 [...]

Winter is here!

By | October 24th, 2017|News|

With a blustery end of the season concluding with a sadly cancelled Day Sail on Saturday we say a MASSIVE well done to all the crew and volunteers who have made this season a great one! Starting with the Baltic adventures, some great weather across to Holland, exploring Norway, covering some great Comp Crew Training [...]

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