MVS Arkwright back in the Water


The Portsmouth Unit has made use of an award from the National Lottery funded “Awards for All” scheme to enable them to re-engine and carry out a comprehensive re-fit on their 34ft training craft MVS Arkwright.

The unit has also been helped by Serco, who offered their assistance in providing dry working conditions and Hendy Power at Cosham, who were able to offer give advice in purchasing the new engine off the shelf.

MVS Arkwright was lifted out of the water by Serco back in March and after hundreds of man hours was re-launched four months later.

Arkwright is used extensively to train and educate all comers in boat handling, navigation and general seamanship and can often be seen around Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent.

The Portsmouth Unit likes to get involved at all levels with anything that happens on the water locally and members are encouraged to spread their talents far and wide in the local community.