Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard (Event from 2017)
Endeavour Quay (meet in Reception), Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AH
The story of Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, began back in 1782 when a shipyard was started on the land of Fort Charles at the harbour shoreline. In time this became well known as Camper & Nicholsons or C&N’s.
Endeavour Quay, as it is nowadays called, is a very modern boat repair facility. But the location, aspect and layout of the site has not changed since those early years……
Many Gosport people will have either worked for C&N or joined the crowds that watched the launching of boats from those sheds into the harbour.
Visitors will have a tour of the boatsheds where many famous yachts were built and launched. Due to safety requirements, the lifting operation cannot be available but the tour will include access to a selection of photographs and drawings from the Camper & Nicholson archive. The C & N Archivist will be on hand to answer questions and give extra information.
Duration approx 60 mins
- Thursday 7 September: 1030 & 1230
- Friday 8 September: 1030 & 1230
Book on line
Please note that the site is not wheelchair accessible and the presentation will be conducted on the second floor of the building
Please arrive 10 mins before tour time start.