Relocation of traditional Solent Galleys

Solent galley 

The Pat Sherwin Rowing Trust, based in Southsea, is wishing to relocate two of their 30ft fixed-seat, clinker-built, four-oared Solent Galley rowing boats. The Trustees are looking for a club or organisation to store, maintain, care for and use these traditional wooden boats.

Both boats have been used in The Great River Race and various recreational rowing tours and events. The two, a matching pair, are on the National Small Boat Register and were built by George Feltham in Old Portsmouth in 1961.


Prospective recipients will have to demonstrate that they have the commitment and facilities to maintain the boats in good order. While it is desirable to keep the boats together, separate relocations would be considered.  A double trailer could also be available.

For further details, contact Pip Lewendon on 02392 738334.

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