In last month’s news, Osprey was about to have her boiler lifted in. With the boiler now in place the Conservation team will connect up the pipework, marking one of the final stages of her restoration.
Jane, who is looking increasingly striking with her beautifully crafted chrome work now fitted, will also have have her seats installed. A 1930s speedboat, Jane will be available for unique and exclusive boat trips for two from Windermere Jetty.
With Jane and Osprey almost ready to be relaunched, the Conservation team can begin work on their next project: the restoration of Penelope II. Penelope II is a motor launch built in 1930 for use on Windermere, and was often used for following the Royal Windermere Yacht Club regattas. When Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories opens, Penelope II will be taking visitors out for trips on the lake once again.