National Historic Ships UK is delighted to announce a brand-new Discounts Scheme exclusively for owners and custodians of vessels on the National Registers.

A survey undertaken in 2023 provided direct sector feedback on the financial need for vessel owner support on maintenance and conservation costs, as well as with mooring and operational costs. In response, NHS-UK has partnered with different companies and organisations from across the maritime sector to launch a Discounts Scheme for custodians of vessels on the National Register of Historic Vessels (NRHV) and the National Historic Fleet (NHF). 

To be eligible for the available discounts, you only need to provide your vessel's unique Registration or ID Number. To make access easier, you may now request a digital Proof of Registration to present to the scheme partners when applying for a discount. This will be automatically provided to any new registered vessel, and can be requested by contacting

Discount Partners are:

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Brighton Marine Surveys

Brighton Marine Surveys are led by Aidan Tuckett, a qualified marine surveyor and an Accredited Member of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA). They carry out yacht and boat surveys throughout SE England, having surveyed several historic steam tugs and routinely inspecting wooden vessels. 

Brighton Marine Surveys are happy to offer a 10% discount on normal rates for surveys of vessels on the NRHV and NHF. Rates will vary depending on the size and type of vessel. For more information, contact :

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Coastline Cruises

Coastline Cruises operate two historic boats MV My Girl & MV Enchantress which still offer daily boat trips between Weymouth and Portland from April until October annually over 80 years after they were built.

Coastline Cruises are delighted to be able to offer custodians of vessels on the NRHV and NHF (plus close family) 50% discount to travel on their boats.

Visit to book entering promotional code NHS123 at point of payment to obtain your members discount. NB Please provide membership number to crew on boarding.

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Columbia Metals

Columbia Metals is a stockholder of copper alloys, nickel alloys, stainless steel and titanium. For over 60 years they have been building healthy relationships with marine engineers and shipbuilders and have developed a dedicated stock of naval engineering alloys. 

They are delighted to support vessel owners with crucial maintenance and conservation by providing a 10% discount for any of their alloys used on a vessel on the NRHV and NHF. For more information, contact

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Davey & Co (London) 

Davey & Co are UK manufacturers of traditional marine fittings, made from brass, gunmetal and other traditional materials, also stocking traditional boat building tools, and fastenings.

The Davey team have a wide range of tried and tested products and are passionate about British manufacturing, encompassing traditional skills and values. Wherever possible, their products are produced in the UK often using very old patterns and processes. 

They are happy to offer a 25% discount off on their items and services to vessels on the NRHV and NHF. For more info, contact :

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IBTC Lowestoft

The International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) offers a variety of boatbuilding/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for both those looking for a career in the industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing interests and skills or develop new ones. They offer practical hands on training in traditional and modern wooden boat building techniques. 

IBTC has worked on a number of significant historic vessels including Cutty SarkGypsy MothMaria (the last lateener 1832) HMS Gannet, HMS WarriorMTB 102, Lowestoft smack Excelsior, and steam drifter Lydia Eva and is highly experienced in understanding and carrying out a range of conservation requirements. IBTC has also been involved in various skills training projects in partnership with National Historic Ships UK including the Heritage Lottery funded Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership.

They are happy to provide a 15% discount for custodians of vessels on the NRHV and NHF on short courses (up to three days). These include: Basic Boat Plumbing and Electrics; Boat Terminology; Caulking; Lettering & Decorative Woodcarving; Lofting Theory; Painting and Varnishing; Router Course; Splicing & Ropework; and Timber Technology. For more info contact :

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Largs Chandlers

Largs Chandlers is a traditional, well-stocked yacht chandlery and marine clothing shop. They pride themselves on their wide range of stock and are always happy to order in specific items to meet your requirements.

They are happy to offer a 10% discount off all items (excluding those already discounted). For more info, contact :

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S J Wharton Ltd

Based in Witney, Oxfordshire, SJ Wharton are a family business established in 1932. They are distributors to manufacturing, engineering & construction industries. Among the many well known trademark products distributed are fasteners, fixings, welding products, oils, gases, safety wear & tools. Quality is assured to ISO 9001:2000.

They are happy to offer a 10% discount on sales of fixings, fasteners, welding products, safety wear and tools to vessels on the NRHV and NHF and a 5% discount on oils, LPG and Hobbyweld gas. For more info, contact :

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Teignbridge Propellers

Founded in 1974, Teignbridge is the largest designer and manufacturer of propellers and sterngear in Europe and the only factory and foundry in the UK producing propellers that has ISO9001:2015 accreditation.

They support prestigious customers like the RNLI, MoD and Pendennis in maintaining vessels in service and restoring classic vessels. They can assess, repair, restore, reverse engineer and make replacement parts for all your shaftline and propeller requirements. 3D scanning and an extensive range of manual and CNC mills and lathes and a modern foundry give them unrivalled capabilities to support the maintenance and repair of historic vessels. 

They are happy to offer the NRHV and NHF a discount of 10% on all manufactured parts and services supplied by Teignbridge UK. Contact their sales engineers for further details :

If you would like to be part of the Discounts Scheme as a supplier, service provider or facility, we would be delighted to welcome you on board. We are happy to agree a discount rate that suits you or your organisation. This would then be applied to the individual vessels in relation to any future orders, bookings, or commissions on production of their unique National Historic Ships Registration Number and digital Proof of Registration. Please contact for more information.