About Us

The Medway Maritime Trust, was formed in 2001 out of the Medway Maritime Museum, founded in 1972, by Martin Stevens. Since it's inception the Museum and Trust have been responsible for the rescue (sometimes dramatic) of several key vessels of national interest, and have preserved these vessels for restoration.  

Lifting the John H Amos onto her pontoon.

Lifting the John H Amos onto her pontoon.

For more information on these vessels, their historical background and current projects, please visit www.medwaymaritimetrust.org.uk  

Martin at Vigilant's first berth at Faversham Creek.

Martin at Vigilant's first berth at Faversham Creek.

Some of these vessels are now restored and working (see TID 164, Vic 96), others are in need of more fundamental restoration. Vigilant's time has now arrived. The Trust has now begun to concentrate it's efforts on Vigilant’s restoration and working future.

MMT's headquarters at Sheerness Docks.

MMT's headquarters at Sheerness Docks.

The Trust, along with an advisory committee of experts, is guiding the process of restoration, and aims to see a working vessel within five years.