The yacht was built, launched and trialed by George Nicholson from the famous Camper and Nicholson yard. The current owner had the pleasure of speaking to George in 2016 where the latter clearly described the time the boat was built and launched. He also provided photography and hand-written notes from the original sea trial (some of which we have available for the new owner).
Little is known of her early ownership and operation, though we know the boat moved to Hong Kong in the 1990’s where she was operated by a major company and we are in touch with the Captain from that period.
Approximately 10 years ago, she was acquired by 2 business partners from the mining business who decided to locate her in the Philippines in order to do long range remote trips and go diving. She has successfully operated there ever since.
The current owners put a lot of money into the boat to bring her back to top standard. In 2017 she made a 3,000-mile round trip to Singapore which once again proved her sea-worthiness and range capabilities.