Martin takes over chair of the Sutton Hoo Ship's Company

Aug 2021 Martin was invited to Chair the Ship's Company and created the WITAN, an advisory group of academics, marine archaeologists and timber ship builders

Sep 2021 New programme announced at the First meeting of the WITAN: 2024 complete the build and launch the ship. Trials under oars 2025 First voyage up the Thames into Wessex; 2026 Up the Trent into Mercia. 2027 Up the Ouse, Tees, Wear, Tyne into Northumbria. 2028 Experiments with sails; 2029 Experiments with portage. See this website PROJECTS and www.saxonship