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Up the Clyde with a Paddle

Flanked by 2 massive paddle wheels, the mighty Waverley is the world’s last seagoing paddle steamship, first launched in 1947 from Greenock in Glasgow. Now operated by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, J&G Coughtrie were approached to light the extensive Engine Room, galleys and walkways around the ship as part of a complete restoration in 2020.

Lighting the engine room, galleys & walkways

Over 2 staged refits, we provided over 20 new, 1000-hour salt spray certified SP-12 Bulkhead lights. The flexible nature of the SP-12 allowed the lights to be mounted on walls, over doorways and in the bar area, while lights in Fire Exit locations could be fitted with Emergency back-up batteries. The Waverley’s sailing cruises typically start in May, so don’t be a shrinking violet and go book yourself adventure pal…

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“The historic Waverley Paddle Steamer is proud to use J&G Coughtrie Lighting for over 20 years.”

Alasdair Macmillan, Director

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“We were thrilled to find that you are still producing these quality items…You are a breath of fresh air in today's throwaway culture, and long may you continue.”

Elaine & Eddie Prince

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Kev Keech

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Ray Worrall

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“Awesome products that outlast every other contemporary equivalent, that old saying, "They don't make them like they used too", well these folks still do!”


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Stephen Holland

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