Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However Waverley is now critically short of funds to survive this winter. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

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Archive: 2018

A Look Back to the 1989 Season

Waverley berthed at Town Quay, Yarmouth on the Ilse of Wight while Balmoral is seen in the background berthed at the pier. Photo Russell Plummer.


A look back at the 1989 season when over 300,000 passenger journeys were made on Waverley and Balmoral.

2018 National AGM – Draft minutes published

On Sunday 30th September Jason captured Waverley on her River Medway cruise. This was a well timed shot with her whistle blowing.


The minutes of the meeting, which was held in York on 24 November 2018, have now been published.

Dresden Update


There is now a sufficient rise of water level on the Elbe at Dresden for the paddlers to sail in Saxon Switzerland today.

21st October 2018 Stadt Luzern


Capt Kuno Stein welcomes passengers aboard Stadt Luzern at Fluelen on his last sailing as a paddle steamer captain and Stadt Luzern’s last trip before a major rebuild.

Low Water at Dresden


Low river water levels on the Elbe at Dresden continue to cause havoc with the timetables for the paddle steamers there.

Stadt Luzern Update


If you want a last trip on Stadt Luzern before she is withdrawn, you’ll have to get your skates on.

Heritage Lottery Fund Turn Down Maid of the Loch

Paddle Steamer Maid of the Loch on a chilly November evening after the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society AGM.Roy Tait


A statement from John Beveridge, Chairman of Loch Lomond Steamship Company, in response to the the Heritage Lottery Fund’s decision not to grant funds to the Maid of the Loch.

Monarch For Sale


Anyone out there want to buy a paddle steamer? The paddle steamer Monarch is up for sale at an initial asking price of £75K.

Wingfield Castle Visit 24th September


Friends of the Maritime Heritage Trust are visiting Hartlepool Maritime Museum and HMS Trincomalee 23rd on Sunday and the maritime archive and Wingfield Castle on Monday 24th September.

Waverley at Swanage Today


Waverley shopkeeper Brian Elliott and his granddaughter with PSPS Wessex Branch Chairman Chris Warren waiting to board for the cruise to Yarmouth and on around Portsmouth Harbour.

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