Our new 75-tonne Wise hoist saw her first commercial vessel today, Valhalla of Whitstable. The 15m aluminium catamaran has a beam of 6.2m and is currently in service as an offshore support vessel off Ramsgate.
Valhalla was down on speed due to marine growth and barnacles. Her speed had dropped from 22 knots cruising to 16 knots. We lifted her, pressure-washed off the growth, and re-launched, all within one and a half hours, and she is on her way back to Ramsgate.
It's new, it's blue, and it's the biggest one on the coast between Bridlington and the Solent. Suffolk Yacht Harbour's 75-tonne Wise boat hoist is in place and is now in use.
The 13th Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta was held over the weekend of 14/15 June. After three years of strong winds, this time they finally relented and competitors enjoyed light to moderate racing conditions under overcast skies, occasionally interspersed with sunshine in Dovercourt Bay.