Starcrest is a National Historic Ships registered open motor launch built in Margate in 1922. She is typical of vessels used in and around the inshore waters of Scotland on day trips and afternoon excursions. This boat is in a poor state of repair, suffering from rot and other damage. Restoring her to seagoing condition will give her a new lease of life and provide opportunities for teaching the unique skills around heritage vessel restoration; how to carefully remove old and replace it with new, to save what can be saved and to modify when appropriate. Once restored she will run heritage themed river cruises – bringing the city to life for schools, community groups and the general public in new ways. Seeing the city from the Clyde will give people a new perspective on Glasgow’s rich maritime past from big ocean liners to paddle steamers for holiday goers.