The Boleh Trust

The Boleh Trust

The details of the Trust, which became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in November 2017, are set out below.

Aims & Objectives

  • To advance in life and relieve the needs of young people through:
    • The advancement of education in traditional shipwright skills.
    • Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
    • The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interests of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions in life.
  • For the public benefit the promotion, preservation and maintenance of British maritime heritage and, in particular the preservation and maintenance in full working order of examples of sailing vessels of historic significance.
  • To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure-time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life; with particular emphasis on people with disabilities or who are socially disadvantaged.
  • The provision of sail training and leisure time activities for members of the Armed Forces and their families for the purpose of promoting the welfare and efficiency of the Forces of the Crown.


Training, education, conservation, heritage, sport, recreation

Charity Trustees

Toby Marris, Richard Metcalfe, Caroline Middleton, Henry Middleton, Mark Minshull, Brook White, David Critchley, Nigel Craine, Chris Laws.


Vice-Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL

Governing Document And Organisation

Charitable Incorporated Organisation Foundation registered 28 November 2017 as amended on 11 October 2021 and 22 December 2022.

Area Of Benefit

Undefined but in practice British Isles

Charity Registration Number

1175954 (formerly 1135117)


Trust Secretary- Ant Atkinson-Willes,
Samson House,
Kelham Gardens,
Wiltshire SN8 1PW.
07976 826909.

Boleh with a following wind off Chichester Harbour entrance

read Boleh Trust leaflet