Classic Yacht Good Report has finally been relaunched after her six month refit turned into a nine year period ashore.
The 1977 10.4m wooden classic is based on Peter Brett's Dee 25 with Burmeese teak planks on stunning oak frames. She was moved to Plymouth fom Anglesey in 2005 and was brought ashore at Yacht Haven Quay in 2006 where she laid until July 2015. After the initial refit was delayed, Good Report laid ashore in the Yacht Haven Quay boatyard untouched for many years. After a close encounter with selling Good Report in 2013, owner George rediscovered his motivation to rebuild her and began the huge task of repairing and redesigning the tired-looking yacht.
Two years later, Good Report was rebuilt and she was proudly lifted into the Cattewater from Yacht Haven Quay. Despite a small amount of seepage into the hull, Good Report took to the water without problem however it soon became apparent that her engine wouldn't start! The Yacht Haven Quay team towed her to her new position on the pontoon where she is awaiting a few final checks (and a new diesel pump) before setting sail.
Well done to George for his efforts to restore Good Report to her stunning current condition.
Read George's blog where he disccuses his rebuild and the challenges he faced.