Plans to engage and inspire visitors at Excel

The Cutty Sark Trust, the body charged with securing the future for the burnt-out 19th Century Tea Clipper, has welcomed the British Marine Federation’s offer of a three-year partnership.

It is anticipated that the Cutty Sark will have its own significant area at the 2008 London Boat Show at ExCel and there will be regular presentations on screens to bring visitors up to date on the progress of its restoration.

The Cutty Sark Trust will also be working on elements of the conservation project at the show, bringing back to life actual original parts of the vessel.

The public will get a chance to see some of the techniques behind the mix of cutting-edge science and time-honoured craftsmanship that the project involves – live at the Show.