Yorkshire Belle improvement project

by Yorkshire Belle in Bridlington, England, United Kingdom

Yorkshire Belle improvement project
We did it
On 9th June 2019 we successfully raised £2,470 with 72 supporters in 28 days

We are raising funds to do some cosmetic improvements to our 72 year old boat.

by Yorkshire Belle in Bridlington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

As you may be aware a number of years ago we were stopped from sailing to Scarborough on our Friday special trips for the day. The Maritime Coastguard Agency have produced a document with specifications we would need to meet if we want to sail there once again. If we can raise enough money, we will be able to do the modifications to the boat to enable us to go to Scarborough again which is something both we and our passengers miss. 


We are fundraising for money towards cosmetic improvements to our 72 year old boat. 

She has been owned by Peter Richardson since 1 February 1982 and now his son Sam is running the business with him. In this time Peter has never had to ask for help but last winter was a particularly harsh one with the ‘beast from the East’ hitting hard, our pay box was destroyed in the terrible weather and so the funds that were put aside for cosmetic improvements, were used for that. 

The task that is number one on the list (and has been for a number of years) is to have the seat cushions replaced from inside the boat as these are looking dated and are very worn. Every year for the past 8 or so, Peter has wanted to fix these, but maintaining a boat as old as this can be very costly and as such there have been more pressing matters such as structural and engine maintenance of this vessel that take priority. Therefore, year after year, the cushions keep moving back down the list.

We would really love your help to please assist us to replace these cushions and if we have any extra to our target it will help to further improve passenger comfort and convenience.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Steer the boat back from Flamborough Head

A unique opportunity to get up close and personal to the skipper and actually have a chance at steering Yorkshire Belle back from Flamborough Head. On the way out you will get to sit behind the wheelhouse while the skipper does the commentary.

£100 or more

Steer the boat back from Flamborough & VIP tour

A unique opportunity to get up close and personal to the skipper and actually have a chance at steering Yorkshire Belle back from Flamborough Head. On the way out you will get to sit behind the wheelhouse while the skipper does the commentary. Then when the boat gets back into the harbour you will get a VIP guided tour of the whole boat including the engine room. This can be redeemed until Sept 2020 (during the season Apr-Sept)

£150 or more

Be a crew member for the day

Spend a day on the boat learning the ropes (literally!) you will get to see the whole boat and learn what we do on a day to day basis. We will show you ropes, starting the engines, preparing the boat, steering the boat and serving a pint in our bar. This can be redeemed until Sept 2020 (during the season Apr-Sept)

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