The Heart of Our Paddler

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

The Heart of Our Paddler

When you see Waverley going about her business in one of her many sailing areas throughout the cruising season what do you see?

Well…..the most obvious things are her two red, white and black funnels – rising proudly from the deck – their rake making the ship look like she is doing 18 knots standing still!! The subtle sheer of her hull or those black fan shaped paddle boxes.

But what makes this masterpiece of wood, steel and brass tick?

See video below to find out!!! (may take a few seconds to load depending on connection speed)

2100ihp of triple expansion steam engine – the heart of our paddler!!