SRN4 Hovercraft Restoration

£7,446 of £20k goal

Raised by 61 people in 7 months
Restoring ex Cross Channel hovercraft The Princess Anne for the Nation
The trustees are delighted that after submitting our proposal and having worked closely with the Homes & Communities Agency we are able to now move forward in preserving the last of the giant cross channel Mountbatten class hovercraft, SRN4 ‘The Princess Anne’, for the nation.

The agreement between the two organisations will allow the Hovercraft Museum Trust to take ownership of the craft once the structure has been stabilised and the exterior has been restored on the basis that all the conditions as detailed by HCA are met.

We now will look forward to welcoming more volunteers to help us in restoring ‘The Princess Anne’ to her former glory in her 1970's livery of red, white and blue.

She travelled across the channel for 33 years carrying over 10 million cars and vehicles in her lifetime and still holds the record for the worlds fastest ferry with a cruising speed of 65Knots and holds the fastest channel crossing record at just 22minutes, Dover to Calais!

Whether you can paint, clean, work on mechanics and electrics or act as one of our friendly stewards we will be very pleased to hear from you.

In the short term, money raised by the gofundme page will be used by both volunteers (as much as possible) and professionals to make her roof watertight and to make her structurally sound as well as sprucing up her exterior. The money will pay for repair materials, paint and, where only necessary, labour.

Also, we are now undertaking structural surveys of the craft to get a complete picture of what other monies we may have to spend in the future to ensure she will be in a safe and presentable static condition.

This is why we are asking for your help in ensuring this great peice of british innovation and engineering is preserved and opend to the public as soon as possible.

Please visit our website  www.hovercraft-museum.org
or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/hovercraftmuseum/10153982246471979/?notif_t=like
for more information or email us at enquiries@hovercraft-museum.org

Many thanks in advance for helping us to save this craft for future genrations

The Trustees and Volunteers
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£7,446 of £20k goal

Raised by 61 people in 7 months
Created August 2, 2016
RJ
£21
ROY Jérôme
4 days ago
DW
£10
Dave Wakefield
4 months ago
NF
£250
Neville Farrar
4 months ago
£50
Anonymous
4 months ago
£50
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4 months ago
KE
£50
Kevin Elliott
5 months ago
SC
£10
Shaun Coster
6 months ago
RP
£100
Richard Porter
6 months ago
£100
Anonymous
6 months ago
£20
Greg Sutton
6 months ago
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