After Boleh's arrival back in the UK in 2008, the Boleh Trust was formed to safeguard the future of Boleh and to return her to what she does best; inspiring young people through sail training.

Initally, Boleh's hull was stripped and restored by 2 apprentices Jason Rankin and Josh Brookes, led by our then shipwright, Richard Uttley. Both Jason and Josh have now gone on to full time employment in the boat building industry.

Late 2012, saw the Boleh Trust being awarded a HLF grant to fully restore Boleh, allowing the Boleh Trust to embark on an ambitious two-phase project:

  • Completing the restoration the unique historic junk-yacht Boleh
  • Providing the restored Boleh for sail training


In July 2015 Boleh was successfully returned to the water after her extensive restoration and is currently berthed in Chichester.

You can read about every stage of her restoration by clicking on 'Current Restoration' opposite.