The Society has a varied collection of boats
with links to the maritime heritage of this area. We have a number of boats that had been neglected and have now been restored. Additionally, we've built several replicas of boats that were either lost or sadly too far gone. And we have a number of boats that we managed to acquire in reasonable condition.
A quick guide to rigs, sail parts & hull construction......
This local lifeboat dates back to 1908 and was instrumental in saving many lives in
December 1920 from the Schooner 'Hermina' in the most dangerous of conditions; the crew won medals for their bravery. It is being partly restored as a standing exhibit; sadly it'll never set sail again.
K3 is a Compass boat: a traditional net fishing boat of the type used extensively on the Cleddau from the late 19th century until the mid 20th century to catch salmon and sewin.
Tenby Luggers evolved in the early 19th century as workboats in nearby Tenby. This replica, our flagship vessel,
was built from scratch by various organisations and finally completed by the Society. She is regularly seen on the Haven.
Margaret was rescued from the Swansea mud in 1977 and was believed to be a Tenby Lugger. However when we acquired this boat we found it to have had a chequered past and had frankly been 'butchered' by previous boatyards. We are partly restoring it as faithfully as possible to form a static exhibit so visitors can see how it was built.
This International 12 foot single handed 'One Design Class' dinghy is believed to be the oldest one surviving in the UK. It has been restored to its class design with its original rig.