Welcome to Boleh

This website tells the story of the historic junk yacht Boleh; her design and build in 1948; her voyage to England in 1950; the rescue of Boleh as a fire damaged hulk 30 years later and Boleh’s arrival in Portsmouth for a full scale restoration in 2008. Having returned to the water in 2015, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and many corporate and individual donors, Boleh is now a fully operational sail training vessel embarking on the next stage of her journey, bringing a unique sailing experience to those who will benefit most.

Boleh’s History

A true survivor – read about Boleh’s eventful history.

Restoration

Read about every stage of her restoration 2008-2015.

Testimonials

Kind words about the Boleh experience.

Inspirational Sailing

Sail Boleh and share the ‘Can do’ story.

Unique historic junk yacht restored

by apprentices with lottery funding

Sail Boleh and be Inspired

Charity

Our main purpose is to work with charities in providing a unique sailing experience for disadvantaged young people and adults.

School

With her unique design and history, Boleh delivers a sailing experience which captures the imagination!

Corporate

Boleh is available for corporate hire and provides a great opportunity for group recreation or team building.

Private

For a totally different sailing experience, Boleh is available for private hire on a daily or weekly basis.

Donate

All donations to the Boleh Trust are gratefully received and will be used to support Boleh and help inspire young people facing challenge in their lives.

Virgin money giving page
Offline donations

If you would like to send on offline donation, please send a cheque along with a gift aid form to the The Boleh Trust, The Old Shop, Enford, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6AR.

Download gift aid form

Want to get involved and volunteer?

From Skippers to Open Day Stewards, there are lots of ways to get involved – we would love to hear from you!