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.


Read about every stage of her restoration 2008-2015.


Kind words about the Boleh experience.

Inspirational Sailing

Sail Boleh and share the ‘Can do’ story.

Make A Boleh Booking!

Please download Policies and Procedures for the Boleh sailing experience here.

Unique historic junk yacht restored

by apprentices with lottery funding

Sail Boleh and be Inspired


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


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


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


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


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.

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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!

News and Events

Read up on our news and events and see what Boleh has been up to!