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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Waverley – First Sailings of 2019 Withdrawn

Cochran Boilers, Newbie Works, Annan, Dumfriesshire, January 2000. Construction of one of the two new Thermax Boilers for Waverley.Stuart Cameron

Waverley Excursions General Manager, Paul Semple, has made the following statement:

I am sincerely disappointed to confirm that due to extended boiler works we have had to withdraw Waverley’s sailings in May, June and July.

For the past 11 weeks our crew and contractors have been working on the ships boilers but the repair has increased in complexity and cost.

I am aware that many of our passengers will have made arrangements to sail on Waverley and I appreciate that this news will be very disappointing. I offer my personal apologies and would like to reassure our supporters that we are doing everything possible to get Waverley back in steam.

Passengers who have booked for sailings which have been withdrawn will be contacted by Waverley Excursions to rebook or will be offered a refund.

We will make a further announcement regarding the boiler repairs once we have more information.

Title picture, courtesy of Stuart Cameron, shows one of Waverley’s two new Cochran Thermax Boilers under construction in January 2000.