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05 December 2020
Who Are We?
HMF is an organisation dedicated to teaching young people without the means to support themselves the skills to conserve, maintain, and operate historic vessels. We are based at Downs Road Boatyard in Maldon, Essex at the heart of a vibrant community of traditional vessels.
Our aim is to develop a training scheme and facilities to teach traditional maritime skills to young people using the restoration of our fishing trawler, Torbay Lass, which we are currently raising funds to do. In doing so, we will also ensure that maritime heritage will be better cared for and preserved, as a new generation will be trained to undertake this task.
We believe these skills are important as they are transferrable between many industries, and this knowledge is currently in decline. We aim to provide experience to apprentices taking the Heritage Engineering Marine Technician Apprenticeship Standard, currently in development with other East Coast organisations.
Once the restoration of Torbay Lass is complete she will be used as a travelling classroom and museum to teach the public about maritime heritage and its importance, as well as providing sail training to our apprentices and other young people.
Support us to help with our aim of championing and protecting maritime heritage, and best of luck!
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