Tenacious reaches an important milestone over the next week, as her Special Survey and Refit comes to a close and she gets back in the water.  The Shipwrights’ Company and is proud of its connection with the JST and makes an annual donation to help support their important work.

As the JST Team say “Tenacious is more than just a tall ship. She’s a symbol of hope for so many. People like Peter who was involved in her build back in the nineties; Sally who accomplished things she never thought possible; Mike who has seen so many lives changed for the better; and Tracey who relishes the chance of being part of a team like no other.  It’s these stories that are the reason we do what we do. And now the refit is almost complete, we can look forward to 2021 and the future stories waiting to be written.”

The Shipwrights Lectures are changing their date and venue.  To provide more seats with improved technical facilities we’ve moved next door to the Nuffield Theatre, still within the campus of the University of Southampton.  The panel discussion theme is “Innovation” will include Matthew Sheahan hosting a panel from Ben Ainslie Racing discussing the exciting technology used in the Americas Cup Challenge.

Other internationally acclaimed inspirational speakers will complement them and be revealed later.  A very exciting series of lectures is to come.

The Annual Shipwrights’ Lectures are for Marine Apprentices, young shipwrights, boatbuilders and students intending to enter the leisure marine industry following relevant courses.  Come to the lectures and be truly inspired.

Please save the new date January 10th 2018.  News and updates on speakers and the programme with be posted at  https://www.shipwrights.co.uk/education/shipwrights-lectures and we’ll post more information in the coming weeks.


New Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme sponsored employers for 2020-21

We are delighted to announce five new employers sponsored by us for academic year 2020-21. We welcome to our stable the newly recruited apprentices at Rob Perry Marine in Axminster, Blackwater Marina in Essex, TLC Refit and Repair in Kent, Island RIBs on the Isle of Wight, and Spencer Rigging also hailing from the Isle […]