Category: News

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle Update

On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle’s two boiler safety valves.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Two Funnels!

The iconic look of Waverley is restored with the refitting of the forward funnel.

Kingswear Castle Refit Restarted.

Work has started again on completing Kingswear Castle’s refit.

Waverley Boiler Refit – One Funnel!

One down, one to go. The aft funnel is refitted as work to complete Waverley’s boiler refit accelerates.

Take a Virtual Cruise on the Maid!

Support the Maid of the Loch by taking a virtual cruise of the full length of Loch Lomond.

Waverley’s First Weekend in Operation Under Preservation

45 years ago this weekend Waverley was in the midst of her first weekend in operation under Waverley Steam Navigation.

Bill Prynne 1925-2020

Bill Prynne, who died aged 94 on Saturday 11th April, was PSPS Chairman for two stints, firstly for part of 1963 and then again from 1967 to 1976.

New Chairman Takes the Reins

The Council of Management appointed John Allen to be the Society’s National Chairman on 28 March.

Waverley’s 2020 Dry Docking

A picture report on Waverley’s recent dry docking.

Dartmouth Update 2

A further update from the DSRRB Company, which runs Kingswear Castle on our behalf, in relation to coronavirus.

Dartmouth Update

Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company’s statement relating to coronavirus.

PS Curlip II Restoration

Paddle steamer enthusiasts may be interested in reading about and supporting the ongoing restoration of PS Curlip II in Australia.

Waverley Excursions Website Facelift

It is not just Waverley that is receiving some off-season TLC, the Waverley Excursions website has received a fresh new look.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Progress Report – 12/03/2020

An update on Waverley’s boiler refit.

Waverley in Dry Dock

Earlier this week a funnelless Waverley entered dry dock at Greenock.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Progress Report – 01/02/2020

The first progress report on Waverley’s boiler refit.

Funnels Off!

Progress towards Waverley’s return to service has visibly taken a major step forward with the removal of both her funnels.

Scottish Branch Contribute to Maid’s Dining Saloon

The PSPS Scottish Branch has made a £2,000 contribution towards the cost of refurbishing Maid of the Loch’s forward dining saloon.

Waverley’s Revival Moves Forward

On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.

Re-Boilering Waverley – 2000 and 2020

A look back to Waverley’s re-boilering in 2000 to consider what is to come in 2020.

A New Home for Hamish

Hamish is now settling in to his new home having raised £251 towards the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.

Waverley Appeal Reaches £2.3 million Target

The fundraising appeal to save Waverley has reached its £2.3 million target after just seven months.

Support Waverley When Shopping Online

Paddle Steamer Waverley is now registered for both Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising. So whilst you shop online you can also raise money for Waverley.

Waverley’s New Boilers Take Shape

A progress update from Waverley Excursions Ltd. on the manufacture of Waverley’s two new boilers.

Exclusive Waverley Sailing Discounts for PSPS Members

PSPS members can take advantage of exclusive multiple cruise discounts by purchasing Sailing Passes and/or Go Anywhere Vouchers for Waverley’s 2020 season.

Ian McCrorie MBE

The PSPS were saddened to learn of the passing of Ian McCrorie MBE.

Hamish Offers Himself for the Boiler Appeal

Hamish, a much-travelled Waverley supporter and genuine Steiff bear, has offered himself for auction to raise funds for the Waverley Boiler Appeal.

3D Model of Waverley’s Original Boiler

Rotate, zoom and view a 3D model of Waverley’s original 1947 boiler.

Waverley’s Boiler Refit Appeal Reaches £2.2m

The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal is within £100,000 of the appeal target of £2.3m.