NW Flagship Award 2020
We Are Here For Culture

In 2020, Zebu was awarded the National Historic Ships “Regional Flagship of the Year for the North West”. Hannah Cunliffe, Director of NHS UK, commented: –

 “I am delighted that we are able to offer these Awards again as a means of supporting the sector at a time when it needs our help most. The creativity and resilience these vessels have shown in developing new online engagement packages to meet the current Covid-19 situation has been impressive and I look forward to working with them all in the months ahead.”   

NHS Press Release

We are thrilled to have received funding from #CultureRecoveryFund, so we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture.

For Zebu, this will help launch the Zebu Dolphin Initiative that will combine historic TS Zebu and promoting both the UK’s vast maritime history plus an awareness of marine environmental concerns to coastal communities. The initiative aims to make maritime heritage more relevant, accessible, and meaningful to more people as well as providing a platform for promoting environmental and sustainability awareness.


Zebu was the world’s first historic tall ship to have an electric auxiliary propulsion system. She swapped her old engine for a state-of-the-art electric flux motor that was lightweight and compact, and powered by environmentally friendly rechargeable batteries.


Our vision is to promote Tall Ship Zebu’s historical and cultural heritage to the world. 

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