It looks as though there might be a glimmer of hope for the Ryde (www.psryde.co.uk) :- Welcome to the Paddle Steamer Ryde website. 14th April 2009 Things have begun to move once again with PS Ryde. With the marina in administration, we are now working to agree a deal with the administrators, enabling us to forward the project. So please, please watch this space for iminent information. The Paddle Steamer Ryde Trust - a company limited by guarantee is currently in negotiation to purchase the PS Ryde, and see her on her way to restoration. She has been examined by experts and a full rebuild to incorporate all the modern maritime safety requirements is still viable. We are now urgently seeking donations to help fund the works required to enable removal of the vessel from the mud berth she has occupied for almost 40 years and to deliver her to a shipyard to return her to her former glory. Delay is not on our side, so please give generously so we might once again see this venerable Southern Railway Paddle Steamer gracing the South Coast again.