The Ship’s Company intends to be completely open and transparent in the way that they are using research and making decisions. Anything about the research and build process will be shared publicly to generate an extra layer of scrutiny and any feedback will be gratefully accepted.

The team is doing everything possible to ensure that the replica is based on the best evidence and advice available from as many experts in the different fields as possible. To that end, we are doing the following to ensure that the ship’s design is as accurate and as authentic as is practicably possible:

  • commissioning new research from highly reputable academic marine archaeologists and other specialist interest experts
  • reviewing existing literature in depth and creating a register of all the information available
  • consulting experts in the field and looking for professional consensus
  • engaging subject matter experts to advise on different aspects of the build and material acquisition