HISTORIC FERRY AT RISK OF DECONSTRUCTION
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10 Jan 2019
The ‘Egremont’ is at risk of deconstruction Photo: Egremont Trust
Sharpness Shipyard,Gloucester, in conjunction with the Egremont Trust, has announced its intention to begin deconstruction of a historic Mersey ferry unless an alternative solution is put forward.
The Egremont was launched in 1951 and was built by Dartmouth shipbuilder Philip & Sons to provide a vital link between the Wirral and Liverpool. Her hull is characteristic of her origins and her design reflects her passenger carrying and sea-worthy qualities. She spent her later life as a club ship and training vessel in Salcombe in Devon.
The ferry was moved to Sharpness Shipyard in late 2016 for repairs and conservation work before funding ceased. The hull is largely finished and the remainder of the ship has been stripped out pending a confirmed end use.
As a sizeable vessel and part-completed project, Egremont could be re-purposed as a venue for watersports training, hotel accommodation, function/exhibition space, or a restaurant facility. With only limited draught, she is ideally suited to a natural harbour or estuary.
Records for this vessel are held by the Egremont Trust and Dartmouth Museum. If deconstruction goes ahead, a formal entry will be created for the ship on the National Archive of Historic Vessels and held, in perpetuity, by National Historic Ships UK.
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HAMBLE SAILING SCHOOL IS SOLD
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03 Jan 2019
Clipper Ventures has bought the Hamble School of Yachting
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Clipper Ventures has bought the Hamble School of Yachting.
The announcement follows the setting up of Clipper China, Clipper Ventures’ Chinese sail training division aimed to meet the country’s growing participation in offshore sailing.
“The decision to buy the Hamble School of Yachting is part of a wider strategy to develop our offering within the offshore sailing industry,” said Clipper Race chairman and co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
“Clipper Ventures is the world’s leading provider of offshore sail training and Hamble School of Yachting is one of the RYA’s leading sail training schools in the UK which makes us a strong match.”
Chris Rushton, Hamble School of Yachting principal, added: “The Hamble School of Yachting is well established in the UK sail training industry but to link up with Clipper Ventures and be able to share our commitment to increasing sailing participation and top-class standards on a truly global level makes this a very exciting move, especially given the growing opportunities to lead the industry in China.”
Hamble School of Yachting has been running for more than 35 years providing a full range of RYA sailing courses and lessons, from beginner to professional level.
The sailing school will retain its existing name and branding and will sit alongside Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Clipper Events and Clipper China under the Clipper Ventures umbrella.
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ROYAL HUISMAN TO BUILD NEW SLOOPHOME NEWSBOATBUILDINGBOATBUILDING ROYAL HUISMAN TO BUILD NEW SLOOP07 Jan 2019EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintRoyal Huisman is building a new sailing yacht, ‘Project 404’ Photo: Royal HuismanDutch shipyard Royal Huisman is to build what it plans will be the world’s ultimate performance sloop.The 196ft sailing yacht, Project 404, is designed by naval architect Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design with interior fitting by French deisign house, Liaigre.The yacht will be ‘an extraordinarily advanced sloop that will radically push the boundaries of operating systems and integrated rig technologies to set new benchmarks for performance and efficiency,” said a spokesman from Royal Huisman.Scheduled for delivery in 2022, Project 404 has an Alustar aluminium hull and a low profile composite superstructure and can accommodate up to 12 guests and ten crew.The yacht also has an Integrated Rig Package from Southern Spars complemented by Rondal captive winches with owner’s representation by Gregory Monks.
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