After around twelve years of meticulous design and construction, Richard's labour of love the Eunice Brenda finally takes to the water. A sunny spring morning at Kaiapoi provided an auspicious start for the sailing career of the formidable motor cruiser as the dream that started with an engine back in 1975 was finally realised.
Final preparations in the Rangiora workshop:
At last the Eunice Brenda sets off for the water:
On the road to the Kaiapoi launch site:
The original Eunice Brenda on hand for the launch of her namesake:
The final touch, the fitting of the twin propellers:
A beautiful morning and a dream realised: