Friday, 4 May 2012

The Boat Project Launch - Monday The 7th May 2012

On Monday the 7th May the Boat Project Boat (yet to be named) will be launched to set sail on her maiden voyage. 

The Boat outside the Boat Shed for her Press Launch

A 30ft Day Sailer designed by Simon Rogers looks like a completely normal boat on paper, but in real life she is different to any vessel previously built. The reason she is unique is because she has been created from 1000’s of pieces of wood donated from all over the world. But these weren't just any pieces of wood - each piece has an unforgettable story or a fond memory behind it. From a shaving of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar to a child’s first wooden train set, each item has been carefully placed to create this fantastic vessel.  

For the past year the boat shed has been a hive of activity with momentous occasions taking place, and on Monday the 7th of May the boat will be launched in to Thornham’s deep water pool. 
100’s of people from all over the south coast will be arriving at the marina on this day to watch their memory float for the very first time. 

The launch itself will start from 1pm with Live Music, Food, Drinks and Celebrations plus special guests (yet to be revealed)! 

This will be a ticketed event with limited parking spaces so please let us know if you intend to be visiting the marina on this day via car. For non boat owners of Thornham please contact The Boat Project or call 01243 374 888 to find out how you can attend.

For Boat Owners of the Marina, we have a special VIP area but spaces are limited so please call or drop us an email if you intend to come along for the day. Please feel free to bring your own picnics and deck chairs to make yourself comfy! 

We hope to see you for this spectacular event! 

The Thornham Team
t: 01243 375 335

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