WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE
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It was announced on Friday 10th May that Paddle Steamer Waverley has regrettably been withdrawn from srevice and will not operate any of her sailing programme for the first time in 45 years.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 disppointing for the tens of thousands of passengers who would have sailed with us this year around the U.K."
Now more than ever we need the help of all our supporters to return Waverley to steam!
SAVE THE WAVERLEY - Call to Action!
It has been "ALL SYSTEMS GO" here at Waverley HQ since the announcement of the ships withdrawal from service. We have dealt with thousands of enquiries, donations and refunds as well as the all important job of planning our fundriaising appeal campaign to get PS Waverley in steam again!
On Saturday 15th June at 12 noon we are asking all our supporters who are able to, to join us at the ship berthed at Glasgow Science Centre when we will officially launch our Save the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.
Supporters will be welcomed on to the promenade deck of the ship with refreshments available in the Forward Deck Shelter. We will give an update on the progress of both the fundraising as well as the boiler order placement and refit plan. Merchandise and fundraising materials will be available on the day and a photo call with invited press will take place to raise awareness and generate more publicity of our plight.
We very much hope that you can manage along and be part of our appeal launch, enjoy being back on the ship, seeing friendly faces and helping us to make this a success.
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