Join the Balmoral family

Balmoral is the last sea going motor ship capable of sailing around the UK, visiting its many and varied harbours, piers and ports. Keeping alive a 200 year old heritage of coastal day excursions. She is without doubt a “National Treasure” as her membership of the UK National Historic Fleet signifies.

The Balmoral is owned by a registered charity, which relies wholly on volunteers to operate, with the objective of fund raising, educating, supporting and promoting Balmoral to keep her cruising for the enjoyment of all.

Whether you would simply like to be associated with this exciting project or, in addition, to volunteer to help us run, maintain and publicise Balmoral, we would be delighted to welcome you as a member of the Fund. There is such a wide variety of roles for you to assist – all vital for Balmoral’s success.

How can you help to get Balmoral back sailing?

Volunteers, many of whom are also Members – are involved in maintenance of the ship and hosting and assisting with Harbourside Events on and around the ship at her berth in Bristol, and running the Balmoral Shop.

When the ship is sailing again we will need volunteers to distribute literature and welcome passengers to the Piers and Harbours we serve.

You can Support us by:

– Joining our mailing list so that we can tell you what is going on.
– Sharing news with your friends on Social Media.
– Coming to the events organised on or for the ship.
– Buying Balmoral merchandise from our on-line shop.

Available Roles

We currently need the following support:

Welding

Caulking

Painting

Varnishing

Administration