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Shipping Sir Francis Chichester's Yacht

Shipping Sir Francis Chichester's Yacht

One of the most exciting and challenging yachts we have shipped..

Following an unfortunate accident on a reef north west of Rangiroa Atoll in French Polynesia, Taurus Logistics were asked to offer solutions to ship the Gipsy Moth from the reef to Auckland for repair.

The Challenge

This was one of the most exciting and challenging yachts we have shipped. The yacht was so special because of its historic significance. Sailed by Sir Francis Chichester, the yacht achieved the first true solo circumnavigation of the world.

The Solution

With time and weather a threat to the Gipsy Moth’s survival, Taurus Logistics had contingencies in place to divert a vessel with lifting capacity, from Tahiti (a three day voyage) to the atoll to arrange a water load. Thankfully the yacht was repaired sufficiently to make it to Tahiti, from where Taurus Logistics arranged all loading and Customs formalities, for shipping of the yacht on the "Thor Simba" to Auckland.

The Result

The yacht was successfully salvaged and shipped to Auckland for repairs, arriving on Wednesday 24th May. Thankfully she was repaired and back on the water within weeks. A great result for the Gipsy Moth crew, and real joy for us to help save a special yacht.

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