Waverley left her winter berth in Glasgow shortly before 2pm on Wednesday (21st April) under her own power to sail down river to Greenock for her annual dry docking. After turning at the ‘Tail of the Bank’ she berthed at Greenock’s Custom House Quay. Given that news of Waverley’s first move of the year spread … Continued
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The impact of Covid-19 has resulted in a lack of vital funds to meet the cost of routine winter maintenance on Waverley. In order to return to service this summer Waverley must be dry docked – currently there are insufficient funds to meet this cost – Waverley needs your help to survive the impact of Covid-19.
Our Covid-19 Relief Appeal is open with a target of £350,000 to be raised from individual donations – so far over £330,000 has been donated – we are nearly there!
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Waverley will enter service in June to operate her main summer programme on the Clyde until late August. Please sign up for Waverley’s e-newsletters and receive timetable information as it is released.
In 2021 Waverley will join in celebrations to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21. Only aboard Waverley can you steam round Ailsa Craig, cruise the spectacular Kyles of Bute, sail up the peaceful waters of Loch Fyne or take a trip “Doon the Watter” aboard a real steam ship.
In 2021 we will mark the 75th anniversary of Waverley’s launch.
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Preparations are under way for Waverley moving to dry dock for her annual out-of-the water survey and hull maintenance. This docking will also allow for the bow to be repaired. Over the past week final maintenance work has been undertaken on the main engine with further testing of steam equipment. Earlier today Waverley’s steam whistle … Continued
A recent full inspection of Waverley’s massive paddle wheels showed that four paddle floats require to be replaced as well as the leading float on each wheel which are due for replacement as a routine matter. Each paddle wheel has eight wooden floats with each float being assembled from four individual timber boards. Over time the … Continued