Excelsior is an authentically restored fishing smack of the Lowestoft fishing fleet and a member of the National Historic Fleet. She was built by John Chambers of Lowestoft in 1921 and worked until 1936 before being converted into a motor coaster. In 2011 Excelsior celebrated her 90th birthday. During her time as a motor coaster she was known as Svinor and worked mainly in Norwegian waters before returning to Lowestoft in 1972.
She measures 23 metres (75 ft) long with a beam of 5.9 metres (19 ft) and is ketch rigged and is the last traditional sailing trawler able to tow a full-sized traditional trawl net. Excelsior was restored in 1989 and operates as a sail training vessel based out of Lowestoft, able to accommodate up to 17 people, including 12 trainees or passengers.
- Mincarlo - last surviving Lowestoft Sidewinder fishing trawler.
- "Excelsior". National Historic Ships. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- "Excelsior" (PDF). The Cirdan Sailing Trust. 1 March 2007. Archived from the original (pdf) on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
- Carroll, Anthony (15 April 2011). "Excelsior sets sail to from Lowestoft to enjoy her birthday". Eastern Daily Press.
- The Excelsior Trust
Surviving ships launched from 1919 to 1969