Shemaron Wistaria Ringnetter

by ringnet in Campbeltown

We did it
On 31st October 2015 we successfully raised £1,285 with 27 supporters in 56 days

The Ring Net Heritage Trust needs help to save the beautiful ring net boat Shemaron CN244 formerly Wistaria BA64

by ringnet in Campbeltown

Project aim

The Ring Net Heritage Trust needs help to save the beautiful ring net boat Shemaron CN244 formerly Wistaria BA64

About the project

Shemaron was built in 1949 at Weatherheads boat yard in Cockenzie. She enjoyed a long and illustrious career on the water hunting and catching herring by use of the ring net. 

Shemaron is a prime example of a single purpose ringnetter and one of the very few remaining. After stopping fishing in 2006 Shemaron has been lovingly worked on and in part restored using original and new parts. In 2015 she was donated to the Ring Net Heritage Trust in an attempt to secure her future. Shemaron is currently out of the water in Ardrossan. The results of a survey although not damning demonstrate the need for urgent work.

Shemaron always attracts a lot of interest, her unmistakable profile is a reminder of earlier times when boats like these commonly made hazardous winter journeys to the Outer Hebrides and were a common site in harbours around Scotland and northern England.

The trust needs £3500 initially to repair and strengthen her hull before she can be re-launched. We are also seeking further funding to continue the restoration keeping as close as possible to her original spec. This includes a re-built Kelvin engine and a replica whellhouse.

Recent photograph taken at the Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival 2015


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Thank you. You are making a real difference!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Thank you for believing in our project! You will be the proud owner of a beautiful Ring Net Heritage Trust t shirt.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

You are making a significant difference.! We would be delighted to welcome you on board Shemaron. Personally collect your t shirt and enjoy some time on Shemaron in the harbour and/or out to sea. Be part of her future.

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