Wherry Maud - Keeping Broads history alive

Help Wherry Maud sail safely for many years to come - help fund the purchase of our much needed support boat.

Wherry Maud is one of Norfolk’s best loved sights on the Norfolk Broads. The only remaining trading wherry of typical construction, she’s maintained by Wherry Maud Trust’s team of dedicated volunteers, who run trips throughout the year, keeping alive a significant part of the history and culture of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Having an easy to maintain support boat with a more powerful engine will ensure that the Trust can run more trips and be less restricted by winds and tides. The extra trips will generate donations to make up income that was lost due to the 2020 pandemic.

The cost of the project is £10,500 and the Trust has already received £3,650, leaving a further £6,850.00 to be raised. The Trust will make every pound count to keep Maud sailing for future generations.

Please support our campaign to help Maud continue her vital role, keeping Broads history alive.


Maud started her working life in 1899 as one of a small fleet of trading wherries owned by a director of Jewson, timber merchants in Great Yarmouth. By 1965 she was redundant, sunk in Ranworth Broad to protect the riverbank from erosion. In 1981, Vincent and Linda Pargeter fell in love with her, restoring her over 18 years.

About Wherry Maud Trust

Wherry Maud Trust was formed as Registered Charity No. 1161285 in 2015 to operate Maud and fulfil certain educational aims. Find out more at https://wherrymaudtrust.org/ 

Membership is currently only £15 per year. All local members can experience the wonder of sailing on Maud and appreciate her living heritage, while other members can keep up to date via the Trust’s bi-annual newsletters.


All your donations via gofundme.com will be much appreciated.

As a special incentive for larger donors Wherry Maud Trust are offering the following:

For donations between £250 and £499 you will receive a ball-point pen made with oak removed from “Maud” during her restoration + a signed Certificate of Donation.

For a donation of £500 or more you will receive the above and Life Membership of Wherry Maud Trust.

· As an alternative why not stage a fundraising event?

· As well as donating why not become a member for £15?

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