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Restoration Projects





Image: Final preparations of vessel before launch

Our activities centre around the Milford Haven Waterway in west Wales, where we have workshops on the historic site in Pembroke Dock, known locally as Hancock's Yard.

Ships have been built here since 1804. We have a number of restored vintage sailing craft and  there are several still to be restored including the last Tenby Lugger obtained from the National Museum Wales.

When we are not working on the boats at our weekly Monday meetings, we are out sailing these craft and endeavouring to engage the interest of the general public and keeping this part of our great heritage  alive.


We have recently completed the replica AGNES, here being moved from the Museum to a workshop for finishing. The original Agnes was built at Front Street in 1907  and used for fishing on the Haven until 1947. It was later abandoned on the beach at Front Street and eventually given to us for restoration. By now it was beyond repair so we have built this replica and we will be sailing it next Summer.

Photograph above shows AGNES under construction with the original AGNES behind.

Other Projects ongoing are the restoration of Pembroke One Design UNDINE and LV lifeboat GENERAL PICTON


Restoring Activist and Tern