441 takes to the sea

After 8 amazing years yesterday 441 took to the sea again. With great trepidation we watched as she was winched out of her resting place and placed carefully onto a transporter for the journey down to Hythe Marina.  We were even more excited yesterday morning as we nosed her out to sea, opened the throttles for the first time in 20 years … and she took off, racing at over 30 knots towards the Isle of Wight.  An amazing couple of days… Jubilee Pageant next!

441 uncovered after so many years


441 gently being lifted onto the transporter for her journey to the sea








441 finally on the water








The most amazing sight...

After 8 years restoration, 441 shows her paces on her first sea trial - exhilarating!