Jun 14th 2012

Sapphire Sign Writing

I dont know if I have officially unveiled the name of our current boat build. Her name is Sapphire and she is to become one of our hire fleet, as well as our show boat. As our other boat is called Emerald we decided to follow a gemstone theme, quite apt we feel. We are really proud of the workmanship and talent that has gone in to this boat and without sounding corny she really is a little gem.

Here is a little blog post to show off the sign writing, hand painted by Carl Tickle. You will even see him in one of the pictures.

Paint Box

Sign writing in progress

Sapphire narrowboat sign writing

Sapphire narrowboat sign writing

There are two panels on this boat, one being our makers panel and the other publicising our contact details for the hire side of our business.

Sapphire narrowboat bow

Carl added a little nod to the gemstone on the bow of the boat.

Since Carl has finished the paintwork its been quite dusty in the workshop, so we haven't really had chance to see her in all her glory. So we are going to give the paint work a quick rub down the day before it goes on the water, so that we can sail her to her mooring with our little gem sparkling. Well that's if we get some sunshine. If it's anything like the day she arrived at the yard we are in for a real treat.

Posted 12:11 pm