Jerry Dudman

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that our chairman, Jerry Dudman, lost his fight against cancer and passed away yesterday, March 30, in the early hours of the morning. 

We cannot speak highly enough of Jerry’s ability, knowledge, humour and effectiveness as chairman.  He will be sorely missed as a colleague, friend, mentor and expert helmsman.

Jerry had steadied our ship while at the helm through some turbulent waters last year. Rest in peace Jerry.

We understand that a memorial service will be held when government Coronavirus restrictions are removed.

All at NEMT wish Pam, Jerry’s family and friends our condolences during this especially difficult time.

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Covid 19

Covid 19 Update 23-March-2020

 NEMT is closed until further notice.

Dear members

During these uncertain times with Coronavirus and in view of changing government restrictions NEMT is temporarily closing its doors to members and visitors. 

We at NEMT need to be especially careful and thoughtful to both members and visitors health and safety. 

We have therefore taken a range of decisions based on what we know and who we need to protect.

These decisions are being implemented from today and until further notice:

 Members, Volunteers and Visitors

 ☆ We have closed both the NEMT workshop and boat shed at Wapping Street until further notice

 Boat Crew Volunteers

 ☆ Our planned sailings are suspended until a change in government advice is given

Further bulletins will be issued from time to time, meanwhile please stay safe, look after yourselves and your loved ones and we will see you when this unprecedented situation is over.

Please take care, many thanks for your continued support and we will see you soon.

Wishing you fair winds, fair winds.

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Celebrating 2019

After over fifteen years of planning and hard work from our volunteers and friends for whom NEMT is grateful, Henry Frederick Swan is proven testament to their determination get a good job done.

At the start of North East Maritime Trust back in 2004/5 we needed a ‘project’, HFS fitted the bill. After transportation, two cranes, scaffolding poles as rollers and loads of sweat and some blood, it all started.

It’s worth saying that as volunteers came along most didn’t have the experience in boat building or repair that was needed, so on the job learning was the key. Same applies now, no experience, no worries!

Did we know what we were taking on, well no but would we have changed anything? definitely not.

Nearly fifteen years later on 20th April 2019 at exactly 15.00hrs (as planned) with TV coverage, over 100 guests, brass band and cheers; Henry Frederick Swan sails again.

From this in 2004/5 To this in 2019

Sea trials took place after rigging, added safety features, radio and GPS fittings etc. were completed. This sea trial was to Bridlington and a stop over at Whitby where we were made so welcome by both their RNLI and other historic boats were waiting for our arrival.


We finally moored up alongside; Old and New.

The Bridlington Coble Festival was a welcome addition as usual especially with Royal Diadem11 being transported there by trailer before our arrival. We motored into port on HFS with a moderate sea state on route from Whitby, which was just great and she handled all the conditions so well, which was also very reassuring.

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