The Trust was established in 2002 with the aim of protecting, restoring and sailing the three wherries Hathor, Olive and Norada, whilst keeping them together as the only remaining fleet of Wherries. We purchased the boats in July 2006 and now need your help to secure a future for these unique historic craft. Our aim is to restore them and continue to make them available to the public, for chartering, and for environmental education.
Norada was under restoration from 2006-2012. Bar a few finishing touches, she is now complete. Olive's restoration began in earnest in 2011, and while her hull was completed in 2013, her interior is still to be finished. Their sister vessel White Moth was acquired by one of our Trustees in 2012 and is in sailing order, although we have made a few changes to bring her back to original/traditional specification. Hathor carried out a farewell tour in 2009, and was then stored until 2013. She has been pulled on to our slipway for hull work over winter 2013/14, with work on her unique and detailed interior due for 2014.