The Trust

Vision & Objectives.

The renewal of interest in traditional seagoing activities in the region can be summarized into three areas of interest.

  1. The history of the development of different boat types for different purposes and locations.
  2. Study and maintenance of traditional boat building techniques.
  3. Study and demonstration of working practices.

Our Vision is to increase interest in the maritime heritage of the North East;

  • running workshop facilities for the maintenance, restoration and reconstruction of traditional wooden boats.
  • informing the public about maritime heritage through open days, seminars and visits by interested organisations.
  • encouraging regional development agencies, local authorities, museums and the private sector enterprises in support of heritage projects, education and events, in order to boost public interest and tourism.
  • reviving traditional wooden boat building skills through training programmes.
  • support and coordinate with like minded individuals and organisations – in particular in the organisation of maritime events for traditional craft.