The sun came out for us the day Sapphire was dropped into the water. She started her stay at the workshop in glorious sunshine and she left in the exact same way. When I didn't think she could look any better she sparkled as she left the shed. Apparently the weather was good luck, but whatever it was it made for a relaxed and happy occasion.
The crane turned up on time and the boat was ready to go. Managing the event was Graham and Justin, making sure that she touched the water with precision.
The first splash of sun on her paintwork, looking the best she ever will.
The local narrowboat owners all came out to offer a hand.
She was lowered into the water gracefully and was left sitting beautifully, no adjustment needed.
The last few jobs where finished off, such as the last bit of flooring that was left in case we needed to alter the ballast. But not before a glass of champagne was toasted to celebrate the occasion and christen the boat. The same afternoon Sapphire made her first trip to her mooring in Sprotbrough, her new home and the location of our hire business. The end to a great project and even greater team.
It you want to see Sapphire in all her glory, contact us to arrange a viewing.