Waverley has been withdrawn from service for 2019 and urgently needs new boilers or she will never sail again. We need your support now to save this magnificent vessel. PLEASE DONATE TODAY AND HELP SAVE WAVERLEY.

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Corporate Sponsors & Pledges

Corporate Support & Waverley’s Economic Impact

We warmly welcome support from companies and businesses by way of corporate donations or gifts in kind. Operating Waverley results in Waverley Excursions requiring the services of a wide range of businesses from catering suppliers to shipyards. At this time we welcome support in kind to help us reduce our costs as we raise the required funds to return Waverley to service.

Waverley’s economic impact is felt in the many coastal communities she visits during her annual programme of sailings around the U.K. An independent Economic Impact Assessment concluded in 2015 that the operation of Waverley contributes £5.6 million to the U.K. economy with £3.6 million of that total in Scotland. It also stated that Waverley Excursions Limited supports approximately 136 FTE equivalent jobs per annum.



Corporate Sponsors of Save The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal are:

Isle of Arran Distillers

Ours is the only working distillery on an island that was once home to many of the illicit stills on the west coast of Scotland. This is where we distill the unique character of Arran – known as Scotland in miniature – into an incomparable whisky.

Great malt whisky is a distillation of the place it’s made. The local water, microclimate and air quality all influence the spirit as it’s distilled and matured. Isle of Arran whisky couldn’t come from anywhere else but this wee rock, of twenty miles by ten. Our whisky is the island, bottled.

This geography is key to the character of our whisky. Here we make a spirit that reflects a range of regional influences, yet achieves a rare and unique personality all its own. Rather like the island itself.

Air Pumping Limited

With over 39 years of air operated pumping expertise Air Pumping Engineering Services has become known as a UK industry leader in pumps and fluid control.

We supply air powered pumps to customers for many of the major manufacturers in the industry. Coupled with our leading knowledge and long standing experience this makes us a first choice for procurement of all pumps.

Moore Stephens Insight

Moore Stephens Insight has over 25 years experience in supporting clients in the public and private sectors to review, optimise, select and implement finance/ERP systems.

We are independent from any software provider and provide objective, unbiased advice based on clients’ requirements, best practice and industry knowledge and experience. We work across the public and private sectors including Central Government, Local Authorities, NHS and Higher Education as well as Not for Profit organisations.

Millport Country Music Festival 2019

Celebrating 25 years this year – 30th Aug – 1st Sept- 4 Live Stages|50 Artists|Grand Parade

“The beating heart of Country Music in Scotland” – Maverick Magazine.

WMB Heavy Haulage 

WMB Heavy Haulage is a family run business, with over 30 years experience in the abnormal haulage sector. The company operates a fleet of 6 Scania tractor units and variety of trailer options capable of transporting abnormal and heavy loads up to 80T gross. WMB also has experience of delivering Cochran Boilers.


Creative design studio providing a full range of graphic and digital design services that enhance our clients’ business communications. Founded in 1999, Designworks is an Edinburgh based creative design studio providing a full range of graphic and digital design services.

Viewpoint Productions

Video Production, Film & TV of the highest quality at competitive rates: Viewpoint Productions produce factual content for broadcast, business, online use, OnDemand viewing and distribution on DVD and other media.

PR Print

Since 1987, Pr Print has become a well established printers in the West of Scotland.  We’re proud to have produced years of happy customers and look forward to continuing our work for years to come! Our ethos at Pr Print for the past 30 years is to connect high quality design with reliable in-house production effectively getting a low cost solution for our clients to satisfy their design and print requirements. Our love for our Print drives who we are and what we do. Every. Single. Day.

Taylor Wimpey

From stylish apartments, contemporary coach houses and beautiful bungalows, to traditional terraced, semi-detached and detached houses – our house type portfolio offers plenty of choice to meet homebuyers’ requirements, whatever they might be.

ESP Security Systems

For more than 20 years ESP has been developing and supplying security related products to the UK electrical industry. As a leading safety and security product specialist, the company offers a comprehensive range of electronic security and fire detection solutions to meet the requirements of installers and contractors.

“We have been looking after the alarm on Waverley for over 20 years and here is to the next 20!”

Calum’s Seal Trips

Come and join us on the waters of Loch Carron and experience a wildlife cruise with a difference, with a unique “free if no seals” guarantee.

City Cruises Poole

We have a different view of Dorset. Step aboard for a sightseeing cruise. or dance the night away to one of our themed evenings, our boats offer panoramic views, an open air deck, bar and commentary for out experts.

Doon The Watter Dunoon 

A unique gift shop with memories of Dunoon and the Clyde’s fabulous heritage. Decorated using original items from the era and evoking memories of the halcyon days of the paddle steamers, the shop offers some very special gift ideas.


Over the years we have helped various companies and organisations develop product ranges. From small independent companies to groups as diverse as the Edinburgh International Book Festival, The PS Waverley and English Heritage.

Corporate Pledges in support of Save The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal are:

Lochs and Glens Holidays

Following the withdrawal announcement of Waverley, Lochs and Glens very kindly pledged £5,000 to the Boiler Refit Appeal.  We are delighted that these funds have now been passed to Waverley.

On making this donation, Neil Wells, Managing Director of Lochs and Glens stated “We are delighted to support the Waverley in the project to raise money for new boilers.  Scottish tourism is based on our hospitality, stunning scenery, and the quality of our unique attractions.  The Waverley is one of Scotland’s world-class tourist attractions, and it is vital that she returns to the water for future generations to enjoy.”

Support Trusts/Community Groups/Charities

Friends of Wemyss Bay Station

The Friends of Wemyss Bay Station is a group formed in 2009 by local people who shared concern for the neglected state and appearance of the station, with the aim of reinstating the station’s traditional floral displays.

In addition the group also operate a secondhand bookshop and gallery, open 6 days per week, and staffed by volunteers. The funds raised have been used to restore the neglected rooms to something of their former glory. A gallery now displays an exhibition of photographs of the history of the station and the local area in the former first class waiting rooms. 

Coastal Cruising Association

Coastal Cruising Association was formed in 1964 and is dedicated to promote and support coastal & Inland waterway cruising in the UK. The Association arranges a programme of interesting charter cruises each year and prints a monthly journal – Cruising Monthly. The Scottish Branch of the association holds monthly meetings in Glasgow through the winter months.

Clyde River Steamer Club (CRSC)

“The CRSC brings together everyone with an interest in Scottish shipping. We organise special excursions throughout the year, often involving unusual itineraries. Uniting past and present is the Club’s unchanging purpose — to create opportunities for enthusiasts to meet, sail and talk together.”