The apprenticeship

EISCA is an educational charity and it has tied in the restoration project of Huff of Arklow to an NVQ2 apprenticeship in boat building. Two young men have passed a lengthy selection in order to achieve this placement based at Mashfords Boatyard, Cremyll, where Huff lays. The Falmouth Marine School, part of Cornwall College, provides the technical side of the course whilst the practical side will focus on the restoration of the Huff. Prior to tackling the project, the two apprentices will follow a learning curve in basic boatbuilding whilst working on other vessels part of the EISCA collection.

Andrew and Andy have now been working on Huff since late July. Photographs of their work can be viewed in the gallery. In addition you can read their comments on the restoration blog.