Farewell Ardwina

  • Category: News
  • Date Published: 6th March 2024

After 44 years as part of the Rolfe Judd family, we are delighted to announce that Tiller & Wheel are the new custodians of our beautiful wooden Sailing Barge Ardwina.

Over the last 2 years Rolfe Judd have undertaken a lengthy process of finding an organisation we could partner with to give the Ardwina a long-term future. Tiller & Wheel were introduced to us in the Autumn 2023 and have proved to have been the perfect fit. 

Tiller & Wheel Ltd was formed in 2019 by husband and wife team, Ed Gransden and Heather Burgess. They already own two other historic sailing vessels (a Whistable Oyster Smack – Thistle & their own Sailing Barge – the Edith May) and they have created a sustainable business model where they refurbish and re-purpose historic sailing vessels to ensure their ongoing preservation, but to also offer experiences and sailing trips along the Kent coast and into London. You can hear about Tiller & Wheels reasons for selecting us and Ardwina on this video.

Rolfe Judd have immensely enjoyed our time as Ardwinas owners, along with our clients and families many memories have been created. We wish Ed, Heather and the team all the best with our much loved ship and we look forward to keeping in touch and sailing on her again in the not too distant future.