Paddle Steamer Waverley has been withdrawn from service and needs immediate support to ensure she sails again
Waverley's 2019 season was cancelled in May following the discovery of major problems with the ship’s 20-year old boilers. An appeal to raise £2.3 million was launched on Saturday 15th June 2019 to return the Waverley to service in 2020, ensuring that a unique piece of Britain's maritime heritage stays alive. Read more here.
Flagship of our fleet, Paddle Steamer Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Built on the Clyde in 1947 for the London and North Eastern Railway, she is named after Sir Walter Scott’s first novel and indeed carries a portrait of Edward Waverley on her paddle boxes. Waverley is powered by a triple-expansion marine steam engine. In 1974 she was gifted to the Society for the token sum of £1. She sails between April and October each year in the waters of Scotland, England and Wales.
Waverley is operated on behalf of the Society by Waverley Excursions Limited.