A registered charity founded in 1959, we have over 3,000 members and through our associated charitable companies we operate the only two working paddle steamers in Great Britain; PS Waverley and PS Kingswear Castle.
Without the PSPS there would no longer be the opportunity to sail on a Paddle Steamer in Great Britain.
Our aims are:
- to preserve paddle steamers in sailing condition;
- to educate the public in the historic significance of paddle steamers in the Nation's maritime and industrial heritage;
- to acquire, preserve and exhibit a collection of equipment and material associated with paddle steamers.
We have five branches covering all of Great Britain. Each branch organises regular talks, social and special events throughout the year. Please click on a branch below for more information.
- Bristol Channel Branch
- London & Home Counties Branch
- North of England & North Wales Branch
- Scottish Branch
- Wessex & Dart Branch
- Council of Management
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- Data Protection Policy
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Annual Reports & Accounts
Annual General Meetings
PSPS Members only have until 31 March to buy their 2017 sailing vouchers. Click or tap to read more...
A tiny crack previously repaired on the casting of Kingswear Castle's low pressure cylinder re-appeared last season. It was decided to start on a rebuild of KC's engine.
Waverley Excursions have announced the 2017 timetables for Scotland (Spring & Western Isles), Liverpool & Llandudno, South Coast and the Thames.
The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company has just published the 2017 timetable for the Society's coal-fired river paddler, Kingswear Castle.
Warmest congratulations to PSPS Vice President Douglas McGowan on the award of an MBE in the New Year's Honours List 'for services to PS Waverley and to charity.
Minutes of the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society held at 14:00 on 19th November 2016 on board PS Maid of the Loch at Balloch.
Brief update on the Annual General Meeting held aboard P.S. Maid of the Loch on 19th November.
The Clyde River Steamer Club's website features an article by Robin Copland who was astonished by the richness of the 'Kingswear Castle experience'.
Waverley was launched 70 years ago on Wednesday 2nd October 1946.
Once again Graham Shankland, Finance Director and accountant to Waverley Steam Navigation and Waverley Excursions Ltd, has prepared a summary financial statement for the last financial year.