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New team steps up to save the Egremont

Posted by MartinHodgson on February 11, 2015

An eleventh-hour effort by a new team of trustees has been made to save the much-loved MV Egremont in the Salcombe Estuary which has been the base for thousands of people to experience sailing for almost 40 years.

In December it looked likely that the iconic ex-Mersey ferry which has been in operation since 1976 was set for the scrap yard following a mounting repair bill and a decline in bookings.

At an Egremont Trust meeting (Monday, January 19) a new team of trustees were appointed. The Trust has already begun work to save the iconic vessel and make it safe as well as drawing up plans to bring the sailing base back into business.

New Egremont Trust Chair Martin Hodgson said: “We are under no illusion that we have a challenging task ahead however we firmly believe that it is achievable following the outpouring of support we have received since December. 

“One of our first priorities is ensuring the vessel is safe, a plan is in place for this and work will start immediately. We not only want to save this historic vessel but also breathe new life into it, developing new ideas as to how the Egremont could be further used as a base for a new generation of sailors and supporters.”

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