Work is progressing with completion of Phase 1 of KC’s major rebuild with a view to her returning to service on the River Dart sometime in July. A big thank you to all who have donated towards the work so far. However we still do need more for the work next winter so do please keep the donations coming in. Thank you.
Rebuilding the lavatories.
Starboard paddle box.
Framework for emergency escape hatch from aft saloon.
Part of the emergency escape hatch being moulded to shape.
Pictures as guidance for building new aft coach roof.
Part of the new aft coach roof.
New sides for aft coach roof.
Kingswear Castle returned to service in 2023 after the first part of a major rebuild which is designed to set her up for the next 25 years running on the River Dart. The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust is now fund raising for the second phase of the rebuild. You can read more about the rebuilds and how you can help if you can here.