Website of the Friends of the Jersey Maritime Museum

Association of Jersey Charities Number: 167

Maritime Jersey

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In the Boat Shop you can see how we maintain our fleet of historic craft. Here we restore our historic boats, build new ones or bring in pieces to work on.  Our historic boats, which can be seen in the marina in front of the museum and the old harbour behind it, are regularly used between April and October and then from the beginning of November until the end of March they are brought in for their regular maintenance and painting ready for the new season's sailing.

 

The work is carried out by the Jersey Heritage boat builder, Trevor Bull, and a group of volunteers – the longest serving,  Bob Asplet and Dave Hocquard from the Friends of the Maritime Museum, have been part of the team for nearly 15 years. The Boat Shop is in operation on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year. The tools used are a mixture of old and new. The jobs undertaken involve woodwork, metalwork, caulking and rigging as well as painting and fastening - riveting, etc. All our boat building staff and volunteers are very happy to talk to visitors about the current project or about boat-building in general.

 

Since we opened the maritime museum in 1997 we have undertaken the following major projects as well as our normal maintenance work.

 

Jesse 1997-1999

a Hamble OD built by AR Luke in 1913 - sponsored by Boots Plc, Jersey Association of Charities and the Friends of the Maritime Museum.

 

Diana (I) 1998

ex-ship's launch c. 1890 converted to motor boat - funded by Jersey Heritage.

 

a 4-metre skiff 1999

funded by the JHT and donated to Charity.

 

Florence 1999-2000

a Hamble OD built by AR Luke in 1913 - sponsored by Mr and Mrs David Crossland in memory of his mother, Florence.

 

Fiona 2001-2002

originally built c. 1860 - sponsored by the Friends of the Maritime Museum.

 

Circassian II 2003-2005

a new build funded by Jersey Heritage.

 

Howard D 2006-2008

1937 Liverpool Class RNLI lifeboat - funded by Jersey Heritage with contributions from the Friends of the Maritime Museum.

 

Herreshof 11ft dinghy 2007-2009

A new build funded by a private commissioner.

 

Nutshell dinghy 2009

A new build funded by a private commissioner.

 

Elise 2010

c.1890  Jersey-built 15ft sailing boat - restoration funded by owner.

 

Howard D 2012-2013

re-refitted and re-engined the 1937 Liverpool Class RNLI lifeboat - funded by Jersey Heritage and a grant from the Association of Jersey Charities.

Boat Shop

The Boat Shop was funded by the Friends of the Maritime Museum and is probably the most tangible expression of the organisation's support for Jersey Heritage.

Florence and Jesse Fiona 4 howard d 40 sm skiff sm Bob abd Trevor Herreshof dinghy FIONA_5 Les Bateaux Historiques

Information about our historic fleet in French is available here.