Funding boost from FTC

After a difficult year, we were delighted to receive confirmation from Faversham Town Council of their support for Faversham Community Boat Build with a grant of £3,000. This funding will help to support the project into 2021 and allow us to continue work building a number of St Alyes Skiffs for use by the town. […]

A work in progress

Here’s a little video update on progress with Faversham’s first St Ayles Skiff. We’re continuing to work on the boat (lockdown permitting) and would love to see more people from Faversham and the surrounding areas getting involved. No experience or skills are required, just come along and have a go. Tutor-led 2 hour workshops are […]

We turned the boat!

Huge thanks to everybody who came down to help out with turning the boat today at the Purifier. Somehow, now that is the right way up she looks larger and definitely more beautiful! Now we can start work on fitting her out, and and begin work on skiff number two. It felt quite emotional to […]

Shaping the Keel

One of our young participants, Louis, has been getting to grips with a mallet and chisel to shape the keel of our first St Ayles Skiff. Louis has been involved in boat building projects with Faversham Creek Trust at the Purifier in Faversham for the last four years, ably assisted by his Dad, Jamie, and […]

Quick update

It’s a pleasure to be back! Thanks to some Covid-19 Emergency funding from Kent Community Foundation, we have been able to implement additional cleaning, social distancing and PPE measures that have allowed us to re-start our boat build. It really is great to be back and we’re tremendously grateful for the additional funds that helped […]

A visit from Radio Faversham

We were delighted to welcome Fay from Radio Faversham to the Purifier today to find out more about #FavershamCommunityBoatBuild. She chatted with volunteers Debbie and Libby along with Boat Builder, Alan Thorne.

Getting back to work!

After our six-month hiatus due to Covid-19, we are currently working hard to re-start Faversham Community Boat Build. Having conducted a Risk Assessment, we’re going to be putting in place a number of measures to help keep people safe, including: Sanitisation Stations Augmented cleaning procedures Additional PPE Socially distant working arrangements Get involved! Building a […]

Thank you all at Autoquip

After the dreadful loss of our friend and project volunteer, Findlay Macdonald in May, his work colleagues at Autoquip clubbed together to make a donation of £400 to Faversham Community Boat Build. We are really touched by this gesture and will use it to help finish a St Ayles Skiff in his memory. Huge thanks […]

Boat Turning Celebration

An important milestone is fast approaching. Join us as we lift our first St Ayles Skiff off its mould and turn it over for the first time. BYOB if you can, we’ll provide nibbles and some music to get the party started Date: Sat 4 Apr, 18:30 Location: The Purifier, by Morrison’s, Faversham Tickets are […]