Lynher River Barge CIC is devoted to the restoration and maintenance of Tamar river barge Lynher to offer day sailing training and voyages along the Plymouth waterways, and can be hired as an event space. This funds her future as a community boat, used to teach young people about renewable energy and sustainability, outdoor classroom curriculum from history and geography to STEM subjects as well as practical sailing and traditional boat maintenance skills.

As a Shipshape South West Hub, the organisation offers a range of activities and services available to local historic vessel owners, skilled craftsmen, businesses, heritage organisations, training bodies and maritime enthusiasts.  

Find out more about Lynher River Barge and the conservation of this iconic vessel. 

What is a Shipshape Network Hub

NHS-UK have partnered with maritime heritage organisations across the UK to act as Shipshape Network Hubs for their region. Hubs are ambassadors that aim to bring businesses and individual vessel projects together. Hubs carry out Network-related projects, supports the sector and helps attract funds, giving advice to Network members.

Download our Hub leaflet for more information.

Hub Services and Activities 

Sharing knowledge and expertise – offering advice and guidance to anyone undertaking conservation projects or funding applications 

Creating connections – working with organisations across the South West and the wider Network

Hosting workshops - conservation, boat building, volunteering and training workshops for local projects, companies and vessel owners

Network events - fostering links across the region 

Representing Shipshape South West – championing the South West's maritime heritage at local and national events

Get in touch

Contact your Hub to find out more about their activities and services. 

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Latest News

Lynher River Barge - January newsletter. 

Find out the latest news from our Shipshape South West Hub. Read here.

Launching Lynher of Cremyll as the South West Hub

On 5th June, NHS-UK launched River Barge Lynher of Cremyll as one of the Hubs for the South West region of the Shipshape Network! 

The virtual launch took place across the NHS-UK and Lynher of Cremyll social media channels. We heard about the conservation of Lynher, celebrated her 125th birthday and explored the range of maritime skills and training placements the team support, from traditional seafaring to museum ship-keeping skills.  

The team even treated us to some live sea shanties! Listen back here:   

Hear Barbara Bridgman from the team at Lynher of Cremyll discuss what it means for them to be a Shipshape Network Hub:  

Hannah Cunliffe, Director of National Historic Ships UK, said: 'The four new Shipshape hubs will act as our ambassadors on the ground, promoting our conservation principles and bringing together external maritime projects to form a local nucleus.  As we enter the second decade of the Shipshape Network, I'm excited to be working in partnership with these organisations to ensure we keep alive the traditional skills and infrastructure which our historic vessels rely on'. 

Follow the hashtags #ShipshapeNetworkSouthWest #HubLaunch across our social media channels to revisit the launch and find out more about how Lynher of Cremyll can support your historic vessel projects in the South West region. 


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