Project Objectives

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 being restored and will be exhibited and used prominently on 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.

Where is she now? Being restored to a high standard at the St Osyth Boatyard on the River Colne near Clacton in Essex.

When will she be back? By August 2016, when she will be moored in the Lower Purfleet near the Custom House while the decking and superstructure is completed in full public view.

When will the Baden Powell sail again? Late 2016 or early 2017.

Where will she be moored? On a buoy off the South Quay. (Or the marina?)

Where will she sail? Ideally, the Baden Powell will 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.

She might be used to re-create the cockling trips she did for so long under sail.

But that’s for the future. Now, the urgent need is for funds so that the Baden Powell is ready to take her place in realising the history of King’s Lynn.

Your donation of money, materials, services or time will help us to achieve that future.