Mark Edwards (boatbuilder)

Mark Lochrin Edwards MBE (born August 1954)[1] is a traditional boatbuilder based at Richmond Bridge in Richmond, London, England. He has constructed several significant reproductions of vintage boats and built the Royal barge Gloriana, the lead ship in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June 2012.

Mark Lochrin Edwards

BornAugust 1954 (age 65)

Edwards has built and maintained a variety of watercraft over the years including Thames skiffs, punts, shallops, cutters, and wherries.[2] However, he is noted for four particular builds:

The royal barge Gloriana

Edwards was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to boatbuilding, heritage and the Diamond Jubilee.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Mr Mark Lochrin Edwards". Endole. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d British Rowing Almanack 2004
  3. ^ "Royal barge Gloriana launched on River Thames in London". BBC News. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 17.
  5. ^ "Birthday Honours: Adele joins Blackadder stars on list". BBC News. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.