Newson’s new building had its official opening a few days ago. After a morning of rain and high winds, the weather broke and the ceremony performed by Lady Anne Wake-Walker took place in brilliant sunshine.
With the ribbon cut, MTB 102 was winched into the building before an appreciative crowd of on-lookers who were then given the chance to look around the new building and the boats. http://www.newson.co.uk/news/2006-12/official-opening/
For more on MTB 102, see this site: http://www.mtb102.com/ and check the Wikipedia for more on MTBs generally http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_torpedo_boat
On the subject of Newson’s, I was struck by a handsome varnish job on an Italian speedboat built in 1966 at the Bruno Abbate yard on Lake Como, Italy. The boat, which has undergone a total refurbishment, has a 144hp American-built Ford V8 Interceptor engine. See http://www.newson.co.uk/boat/abbate-villa-deste-1966/
Adrian Morgan’s award winning boatbuilding, complete with galleries of restoration projects and new builds: http://www.viking-boats.com
The faering below was designed by Iain Oughtred to be built from solid wood rather than ply, and there’s no doubt that Adrian has done a great-looking job of building it. When you go to his site, look out also for his other projects including a Folkboat, and a collection of articles for Classic Boat and others. Well worth a look, I’d say.
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On Thursday 7th December 2006 at 11am, the new boatshed and pontoons at Newsons will be officially opened by Lady Anne Wake-Walker.
A couple of years ago the main shed burnt down, but when the workshop doors are opened MTB 102 will again enter the building for further restoration work to be carried out.
It’ll be a big day after all the hard graft that has gone into rebuilding the yard. Anyone wishing to attend will be able to come into the main building and talk about any of the boats currently being worked on.
If you can get there, I say go along and cheer!
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