Project Objectives

To help preserve the maritime heritage of King’s Lynn and promote it through the restoration and public use of a historic boat.

The 1900 King’s Lynn-built Baden Powell is now rebuilt and will be exhibited and used each summer.  She can be seen at the pontoons off the South Quay on the King’s Lynn waterfront.

To keep her in sound condition for future generations to enjoy.

To use her as a sail training vessel for youth organisations.

To use her as a historic learning aid for schools, bringing Lynn’s ancient fishing, sailing and discovery heritage to life.

To make her self sufficient in upkeep by the use of chartering, donations, grants and other forms of funding.

To take passengers out to The Wash to see the seals, upriver to see the Fen landscape, and along the waterfront to learn about the town’s maritime history.

To re-create the cockling trips she did for more than 80 years with the original boat.


Your donations of money, materials, services or time will help us to achieve all these objectives and more.