With Waverley tied up at her winter berth in Glasgow our hard working crew have now taken some well earned rest. However, before they stepped ashore one of our deck crew reached out to some local charities to donate food supplies still on Waverley which would not be used. We were delighted to support Glasgow … Continued
PRESS RELEASE Paddle Steamer Waverley has returned to passenger service following her Boiler Refit which was delayed during the lockdown. The much-admired iconic vessel departed Glasgow on Saturday morning for her first trip of the season with flags adorned. Waverley’s General Manager, Paul Semple, commented “We are delighted that Waverley is back in-service operating on … Continued
Waverley undertook sea trials on Thursday 13th & Friday 14th August on the upper Firth of Clyde. These were successful allowing Waverley to return to her home berth in Glasgow. A final decision on whether she can return to passenger service for a short period on the Clyde will be made in the coming days.
Waverley left Dales Marine shipyard on 6th August after her extensive boiler refit and is now being prepared for full sea trials. Over the past few days the Captain and crew have undertaken many tasks to test the ship’s systems and carry out a range of maintenance tasks. She is starting to look ship shape!
As part of the commissioning process for the new boilers, Waverley’s engine and paddles have turned under steam marking a monumental point in the boiler refit. Waverley is back in steam for the first time since 2018. We are extremely grateful to all those who donated to the Boiler Refit Appeal and helped Save the … Continued
This morning Waverley’s forward funnel was lifted and placed back in position restoring the ship’s identity. Great care was taken to ensure both funnels are exactly as they should be. After taking final measurements to confirm the exact distance between the tops of both funnels they will now be welded to the new deck. We … Continued
Waverley’s aft funnel has been reinstated as the boiler refit continues. While visually Waverley is starting to look more herself there are ongoing internal works to complete before testing of the new boilers and electrical systems can begin. The forward funnel will be reinstated soon but is a more complex task given the boiler exhaust … Continued
45 years ago today on 22nd May 1975 Waverley carried her first passengers while being operated in preservation following her purchase by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) for £1 just 9 months before. A YouTube video is available showing her first sailing as she departed Glasgow as well as other clips from the summer … Continued
Waverley’s two new boilers were fitted in the first few days of April, completing a major refit milestone. Each boiler, weighing 21 tonnes apiece, was gently lowered into position on Waverley and securely bolted to its hull mountings. Work to complete the steam installation and to rebuild the boiler room is continuing, but at a … Continued
Waverley’s boiler refit has continued to progress with the three new generators being installed in the boiler room this week. Waverley is currently in dry dock and will soon return to the James Watt Dock where the new boilers will be installed. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic there will be a delay in publishing the … Continued
On March 2nd Waverley was moved into Garvel dry dock, Greenock. During the dry docking there will be some steel renewals in the boiler room before the new boilers are installed. The annual hull survey work and hull painting will be completed during this docking. Some additional work will also be undertaken on the hull … Continued