We entered our new ship’s boat for the National Historic Ships “Martyn Heighton Award for Conservation” (https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/197) and won a Highly Commended Award ‘for the research, workmanship and the conservation methodology applied’.

The boat was built by Lowestoft’s International Boatbuilding Training College.  14’ 6” long, made from larch and oak it’s a ‘proper’ sea boat, built heavily enough to be able to handle challenging sea conditions.  She was fitted out by Excelsior’s refit team which included National Historic Ships Shipshape Heritage Training Programme trainee, Janice Fleming.  Janice is now Excelsior’s 2020 Bosun.