Foxtrot 8 Landing Craft

The last-known sea-going vessel of her class, Foxtrot 8 is a fully restored fighting vessel and landing craft. Built in 1964, she was considered the next evolution in landing craft design and saw 19 years of active service around the globe with the Royal Navy & Royal Marines. A trip aboard Foxtrot 8 is like stepping back in history.

See this boat after the show at Boathouse 4

Boathouse 4 is a new attraction at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, combining an exciting interactive exhibition, traditional boatbuilding training, and a brasserie overlooking the harbour all under one roof. This attraction is free to enter.

The Boathouse was restored and opened to the public with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Regional Growth Fund.

On the ground floor of Boathouse 4, the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth, and Highbury College Portsmouth teach traditional boatbuilding skills and marine engineering. On the upper floor The Forgotten Craft exhibition tells the incredible story of small boats in the British Navy, including the display of several small craft. The exhibition overlooks the main workshop, so visitors can watch real boatbuilding in action.