New item posted 30/03/2016 : T E Lawrence
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The Coastal Motorboat Heritage Trust was founded in 2006 by John Cook and some friends. The Trust has had 12 years of supporting these historic vessels, most of which are now looked after by other organisations. We owe a great debt of gratitude to John Cook for his hard work and enthusiasm in making things happen.  The members are now much older, with no younger people coming along to take up the task. The remaining members have, therefore, decided to dissolve the Trust. This website will therefore close down on 30th June 2018 which is, coincidentally, Armed Forces Day.

The Coastal Motorboat Heritage Trust is a not-for-profit organisation which recognises the contribution that Light Coastal Forces made in World War Two.

The Aims of the Coastal Motorboat Heritage Trust include:

  • Staging events which bring together, “in the water” wherever possible, historic coastal motorboats and similar craft thus making their heritage accessible to an increasing number of the general public;
  • Raising funds to acquire, operate and maintain at least one World War II motorboat;
  • Furthering the public understanding of the design, construction and operation of those craft;
  • Supporting action on the restoration, preservation and operation of historic craft within the scope of the Trust

Apart from the costs of restoration, the cost of fuel for these old boats is significant. We would be most grateful for your support and encouragement either by becoming a member or by sending a donation.