BOILER REFIT APPEAL
Some update Info.
Waverley Paddle Steamer
Built 1947 in the Clyde shipyards for over 900 passengers
2017 will mark 70 years since Waverley first sailed.
It was announced on Friday 10th May that Paddle Steamer Waverley has regrettably been withdrawn from service and will not operate any of her sailing programme for the first time in 45 years. Work on the ship's boilers had been ongoing since February and following extensive consultation and investigation it has been concluded that the boilers must be replaced if Waverley is to have a future and sail in 2020.
Waverley Excursions General Manager, Paul Semple, commented "The whole Waverley team is deeply disappointed that we are unable to repair the ship's boilers and operate this season despite every effort being made to overcome challenged presented. I know first-hand the fondness that the general public have for Waverley and I know this news will be disappointing for the tens of thousands of passengers who would have sailed with us this year around the U.K."
WAVERLEY APPEAL REACHES HALF MILLION MILESTONE
Donations to our Boiler Refit Appeal have now exceeded £500,000.
This is a key point in our campaign to raise the £2.3 million needed to reboiler Waverley and return her to service in 2020.
To date we have had over 4,000 donations from individuals, which is fantastic, with some supporters making a ‘once in a lifetime’ donation. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated so far – THANK YOU.
We are now working to secure further sources of funding to reach our appeal target and safeguard Waverley’s future. We simply can’t allow her to remain static.
On Wednesday 7th August, the first cut was made to remove a section of decking above the boiler room.
This will allow access to the boiler room to remove several large components in preparation for the major surgery when the funnels will need to be removed.
The major works will only be possible with further support.
Please See Waverley website for much more information.
See link to Waverley website for more information.
Note from style2000.com With permission part of the information has been taken from their news letter. Please always check with Waverley Excursions for the latest and most up to date news and information.
Waverley & Balmoral are owned by a Registered UK Charity No. 50789