The new boat, named "Friends Forever", was built by a team headed by Jean Jaques (JJ) Provoyeur and Richard (Thirsty) Bertie. JJ Provoyear is the owner of the boat and it was built on his property. The rig is being set up this weekend and we should soon see sailing photos.
|Inside the building shed, being readied for transport|
|The men in this photo give scale to the boat. Ready for the transporter to be backed in.|
|On the transporter and moved out of the shed, with the keels still to be fitted.|
|Cruising keels were test-fitted before leaving the build site but only fitted at the launch site. Road clearance would have been an issue if transported with the keels in place.|
It also needs liaison with and permits from local authorities to move the load on the roads. It may need narrow roads to be closed to other traffic and for police escorts to help it through congested areas and along heavily trafficked highways.
|Crane lowering the spreader frame over the boat preparatory to fitting the slings.|
|In the water for the first time. The end of her first journey.|
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