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Launch of the last seagoing paddle steamer powered by Cochran boilers

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Named after Sir Walter Scott's debut novel, The Waverley was built just after World War Two as a replacement for a vessel sunk during the Dunkirk evacuation. In 1975, at the end of its working life, it was bought for £1 by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society and that's when the work began.  

Paul Semple, general manager of Waverley Excursions, said: "This is a day that we've longed for, considering how far we've come with Waverley - but she's back. It was like open-heart surgery. She's had a major transplant in the sense that the boilers have been replaced, the electrical systems have been replaced and all the super-structure put back on top - the famous funnels reinstated again. Technically, we have a new Waverley."

Please visit the Waverly’s official Facebook page – and show some support by booking an excursion on the last seagoing paddle steamer in the World – we are very proud to be able to say Cochran had a hand in this.

Waverly Paddle Steamer powered by Cochran Boilers

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