We are very pleased to announce that we are working as boatbuilders for the restoration project of the Tug Tender "Calshot" preserved by the Calshot trust formed in 1997 for the specific purpose of restoring the historic tug for posterity in her bespoke shed in Southampton.
She will become the centrepiece of the new £8m Aeronautica Museum in Trafalgar Dock, Southampton. The exhibit is due to open in 2015 and will show off boats and planes significant in Southamptons' history.
She was built in 1929 and used to manoeuvre ships in and out of Southampton docks. She was also certified to carry 566 passengers and did so when transferring personnel to ships when anchored offshore.
One of the first jobs we will have is to renew the timber deck amounting to some 750 cu feet of British Columbian pine.