Shipshape Mersey acts as a focal point bringing together vessels, organisations, skills and facilities in Liverpool, The Wirral, Merseyside, Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.  These include the Heritage Boatyard at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, West Cheshire College and a range of vessels on the National Register of Historic Vessels.

 

BROWSE PROJECTS IN THE MESERY REGION

Heritage Boatyard

Daniel Adamson Preservation Society 

 

MERSEY REGION SHIPSHAPE REPRESENTATIVE

John Kearon - Council of Experts, National Historic Ships UK

Email: john.kearon@shipshapenetwork.org.uk

Vessels

Purton - moored

Town Class Large Northwich built 1936 by Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich

Tay - moored

Tay

Josher built 1938 by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Uxbridge

Samuel Fletcher of Manchester - c1929

Watson Sailing & Pulling Class Lifeboat built 1885 by Forrestt & Sons Ltd, Wivenhoe

Skills

Extensive experience of volunteer work in maintaining, restoring and managing historic canal and river craft.
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Condition surveys and consultancy on timber and glass re-inforced plastic vessels.
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Extensive experience of volunteer work in maintaining, restoring and managing historic canal and river craft.
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Facilities

Dickies International Boat Sales Ltd is the Beneteau Dealer for Europe & the West Coast from Lands' End to Scotland. Acting as a Used Boat Specialist our staff has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Dickies International Boat Sales Ltd is a family run business with over 100 years of professional experience in the marine industry we can deliver an extensive range of New Yachts and Power Boats.
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RCR offer a marine breakdown and recovery scheme for boats on the Inland Waterways. A membership based service from as little as £55 per year, covering the engine and propulsion system. There are no call out charges or hourly charges. RCR offers affordable peace of mind on all UK Inland Waterways, using a combination of its own engineers and contractors.
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People

45 years experience in running and maintaining Bolinder B9M10 single cylinder diesel (gas/oil) engines. Legal advice on company and charity law to museums and preservation societies.
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RCR offer a marine breakdown and recovery scheme for boats on the Inland Waterways. A membership based service from as little as £55 per year, covering the engine and propulsion system. There are no call out charges or hourly charges. RCR offers affordable peace of mind on all UK Inland Waterways, using a combination of its own engineers and contractors.
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