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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The Heart of Our Paddler

This post has been migrated from the Branch blog that was in use between 2008 and 2013. Consequently, there may be minor visual irregularities in how this post is displayed.

When you see Waverley going about her business in one of her many sailing areas throughout the cruising season what do you see?

Well…..the most obvious things are her two red, white and black funnels – rising proudly from the deck – their rake making the ship look like she is doing 18 knots standing still!! The subtle sheer of her hull or those black fan shaped paddle boxes.

But what makes this masterpiece of wood, steel and brass tick?

See video below to find out!!! (may take a few seconds to load depending on connection speed)

2100ihp of triple expansion steam engine – the heart of our paddler!!


October 2020