Sea King Cafe

Sea King Cafe

To turn a former RAF Sea King search and rescue helicopter into a upmarket cafe.

We did it!

On 15th Feb 2017 we successfully raised £1,370 with 33 supporters in 28 days

About the project

The Sea King Cafe has already started and become a reality but I am struggling to purchase all the required parts due to lack of funds and that's where I need you. On the 4th Janaury I won Sea King XZ598 at an auction but she was merely a shell. So far I have invested over £10,000 into buying and restoring her. I have now reached the point where I can't invest anymore for the time being, so I need help to speed up the process.

I have transported XZ598 to a secure location in Scarborough where the work will be carried out. Ultimately I plan to keep her within Scarborough and hope to work with the local council to find a suitable location where everyone can come and enjoy her.

How will your pledge help ?

You will be helping to create a unique cafe in a beautiful seaside location that has seen this actual Sea King in action on rescues during her flying days. For your help you will be rewarded some of the rewards are:

  • Free coffee for a year.
  • Custom T-shirts
  • Canvas Prints
  • Private launch party event with outdoor cinema screening
  • Your name on a rotor blade
  • An opportunity to name the Helicopter







Canvas Print 12"x12" - 5 Left Available £50 Reward







Canvas Print 16"x16" - 5 Left Available £80 Reward


Following the crowdfunding I will be able to purchase the missing parts required to get the once awesome flying machine back to her former glory. She is in a pretty sorry state at the moment and needs your help. Although she won't fly again, I am determined to get XZ598 back looking like a helicopter for all to enjoy once again.

How can you find out more ?

I will be updating the following pages over the course of the restoration project. I will be uploading regular videos and images so you can see the transformation in real time.

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Thank you for supportting this project. 

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