MVS Maritime Volunteer Service


The MVS was formed when the British Government decided to disband the RNXS to reduce costs. The RNXS had provided trained volunteers under Royal Navy command to provide services in and around ports in time of war or terrorist emergency. The MVS is a voluntary organization that operates vessels of various sizes at a number of locations in the United Kingdom.

Conrad Natzio


Conrad Natzio designs and builds boats for river, lake and estuary sailing. His home build designs have been used by a very large number of people across the world. Many home builders have never built a boat before and have very basic woodworking tools. The designs are so easy to build that one of then was the subject of a speed building contest during a boat show with raw materials to finished boat in the water in two days.

Newsons Boatbuilders


MTB 102 is winched into the Newsons boatshed for annual maintenance April 2007

Newsons Boatbuilders is located on Lake Lothing between the Port of Lowestoft and Oulton Broad in Suffolk, United Kingdom. This yard specializes in restoration and maintenance of historic vessels including MTB 102 which was the Flagship during the closing stages of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940. The yard also designs and builds racing hydroplanes.