The SPIDER T now adds gloriously to this rural scenery and powerful heritage that, itself, reflects the richly diverse history of the area. She journeys the Humber providing business and private passengers with a unique opportunity to celebrate or commemorate in true style. With much to fascinate and impress and steeped in the history of this country, the recently introduced English Oak floor in the main salon is a further reminder of the talents still, thankfully, in evidence here.
On board, everything you could want will be provided according to your requirements. Our professional, friendly crew have the experience to ensure your event runs smoothly, be it a business meeting or a dinner for friends, a day out on the water or a night moored on the Humber. Parties of 12 can be accommodated when we are at sea and around 20 for moored events. Catering can be provided and there is a varied range of choices for the food and drink options.
Computers, projector, slides and audio visual equipment are at your disposal and corporate events are a speciality. We're moored at Keadby Lock in North Lincolnshire, between Doncaster and Scunthorpe.
Name: Spider T (1926)
Certificate number: 2010
Builder: Warrens Shipyard, New Holland
An iron hull Humber sloop built in 1926 at Warrens Shipyard, New Holland, with a Gardner diesel engine, 200 HP. She was built for cargo carrying and worked as such until 1972. Later, she was sunk, refloated and used for the Rotherham Police Community Project.
We bought her in 1994 from the Sobriety Centre, Goole. The SPIDER T has now been restored to her original condition on the outside with a period Edwardian interior. This has taken place over a 12 year period. A traditional sail maker has re-created 1920s style sails of tan sailcloth; the last time she was fully rigged was in 1939.
With an expert crew she now sails in the waters she was built for. She attracted much attention and favourable comment as part of the International Maritime Festival at Scarborough in July 2007.
Keadby Lock, Humberside, England
18.78 metres (61.60 feet)
Gross Cargo Tonnage:
1.403 metres (4.60 feet)
4.758 metres (15.60 feet)