About us

We aspire to create a sustainable business model to ensure the ongoing preservation and heritage of East Coast smacks and barges.

Tiller & Wheel CIC was formed in 2019 by husband and wife team, Ed Gransden and Heather Burgess. Learn more…

In 2020, we decided to try something completely new to the barge world and begin a crowdfunding approach to achieve our goals to restore and preserve as many of the East Coast sailing boats as possible. With options from £3- £500, please take a look at our Patreon page to see how you can support us and what exclusive benefits we offer to our Patrons.