One of our principal aims is to provide useful information to a range of audiences, including vessel owners, statutory bodies, funding organisations and the general public.

From this page, you can view the vessels on our Registers, visit our sister website for suppliers or materials to maintain your vessel, learn more about our small grants scheme and alternative sources of funding, or read our latest Annual Report & e-Newsletter.  

The first two volumes of our practical guidance series, Understanding Historic Vessels, can be downloaded from the publications page, with details on how to purchase the latest richly-illustrated volume, Conserving Historic Vessels.

We have also introduced a new Glossary for this site.  If you put your mouse over an unfamiliar nautical term with a purple dotted underline, the definition will appear.  The full glossary can be searched here.  If there is a word or phrase we haven't defined, but you think we should, please email

We encourage open discussion amongst visitors to the site, so please make any comments through our online Forum.  Alternatively, if there is a feature you would like us to consider including, please email

Our database is constantly expanding so make sure you visit this site regularly.