'I do congratulate the Kampfners for their persistence and real determination to get SS Robin to the state she is.  All I can say is that this new arrangement….is probably the most satisfactory solution and I hope she'll be a great success'     HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG KT

‘I’m proud that London is home to SS Robin, the world’s oldest complete steamship. I fully support the ambitious plans to transform this historic ship into a dynamic educational museum that will be a great learning source for schools. History is immensely important and I can think of no better way of learning than aboard a floating museum, packed with interesting facts and hidden treasures.”   Mayor Boris Johnson, Greater London Authority

“The SS Robin floating museum proposal is an innovative scheme which will enrich the cultural activities in London and one which I am delighted to support”  Lord Rogers, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

“I’m pleased to see SS Robin restored for the nation and wholeheartedly support the campaign to save this important example of our maritime heritage”  Peter Ackroyd, historian & broadcaster

“The SS Robin floating museum scheme is an exciting and innovative project and one which I’m pleased to support as a welcome addition to London’s riverscape, celebrating the seafaring and industrial heritage of this great city”   Sir Terry Farrell

“SS Robin is the UK’s most significant upcoming maritime heritage project”  Martyn Heighton, Director, National Historic Ships

"I am convinced you have achieved the impossible to date, a miracle perhaps, in getting the Robin into its existing state and condition. I know there remains a lot to do but the patient has been "stabilised" and your are now on a firm base - the pontoon!  You have one miracle under your belt and to complete the project would be worth another "miracle". I understand two miracles takes you well on your way to a "sainthood" and I wish you success in this matter."   John Glover, Managing Director, Bywaters UK