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See regular posts from our team on-ground at Venture Quays with regular updates, photos and news, keeping you abreast of the re-fit as she progresses.

View post K1 Britannia’s latest journey – Wednesday October 30

K1 Britannia’s latest journey – Wednesday October 30

The Isle of Wight had been lashed by the fiercest storm since the hurricane of 1987 over Sunday and Monday, but the calm after the storm brought smooth waters and […]

View post A Successful Lift for K1 Britannia – Friday October 18

A Successful Lift for K1 Britannia – Friday October 18

The day dawned for our second attempt to lift K1 Britannia into the water and the Apache crane arrived and settled into place next to Venture Quays apron. The strops […]

View post Raising K1 Britannia – Friday October 8

Raising K1 Britannia – Friday October 8

Today was our first attempt to raise K1 Britannia from her cradle in order to place her in the water for her voyage over to Hythe. She has to be moved because there […]

View post Grand Cowes Week Raffle Launched Today

Grand Cowes Week Raffle Launched Today

We have a really special announcement today as we are launching a Grand Cowes Week Raffle to be drawn on the last day of Cowes Week – tickets are only £5 and […]

View post Sir Frederick Henderson’s Dress Sword is Gifted to K1 Britannia

Sir Frederick Henderson’s Dress Sword is Gifted to K1 Britannia

We are honoured to announce that Peter Henderson, the great grandson of Sir Frederick Henderson, who was chairman of D&W Henderson’s when the original […]

View post K1 Britannia Shop now open in Cowes

K1 Britannia Shop now open in Cowes

Supporters and ‘Friends of Britannia’ gathered for a small reception to launch K1 Britannia’s flagship shop, which has opened at 16a High Street, […]

View post Do You Have an Original Piece of Britannia?

Do You Have an Original Piece of Britannia?

K1 Britannia is restoring the replica of a very British legacy, the King’s legendary Yacht Britannia, and they need your help! They are calling upon members […]

View post The King’s yacht replica gets an overhaul

The King’s yacht replica gets an overhaul

On King George V’s death in January 1936, the late king left instructions that his famous J class racing yacht, Britannia was to ‘follow him to the grave’. Stripped […]

View post Amazing panoramic of her naked interiors!

Amazing panoramic of her naked interiors!

A great panoramic picture taken of the interiors shot the day we did the laser scan. Courtesy of Michael Knowles.

View post Stripping of the Britannia interiors

Stripping of the Britannia interiors

The Interiors of Britannia being stripped and crane lifted out. (See more photos on our facebook page) Since the weight of the boat was calculated when she was […]

View post Removing Britannia’s skylights

Removing Britannia’s skylights

We’re back tracking a bit to show you some of the work that’s been done on Britannia in the last stretch. A huge thank you to all those that have been putting in the hours to put her in a […]

View post Britannia – bare and beautiful!

Britannia – bare and beautiful!

Since the boat’s arrived, we have removed approximately 22 tons of weight out of the boat. All the engineering has come out, the tanks, the interiors, and all the skylights have been removed. We […]