Clean Jurassic Coast's New Boat!
All that fundraising led here – a boat. The boat was bought with the money raised from the #swimjurassic challenge last summer. Now we have this engine we can really hit the hard to reach places and clean up.
Here she is!
The Clean Jurassic Coast boat had its maiden voyage in on the 29th of April.
A massive thank you to Portland Marina boatfolk and Marine Power Services for this lovely and efficient Yamaha. Thanks to them we have this engine on loan but some fundraising in the summer at their Berth Holders party should cover the cost of it. Any shortfall will be paid by us of course.
Why petrol and not electric? Quite simply – range and power. This boat has a 700kg payload capacity and electric outboard just aren’t quite there yet for the missions we will be doing.
This is the start of a beautiful collaboration between Portland Marina and Clean Jurassic Coast CIC. Together we will be constantly keeping the Jurassic Coast as clean as we can. Together we will remove as much marine plastic and other waste from the environment, educate boat owners and fishermen and make the area a better and safer place for the local wildlife. We already picked up a few bits on the maiden voyage, including a bone wrapped in fishing line.
The boat was bought with the money raised from #swimjurassic challenge last summer. That was when Oliver Rush swam and I kayaked the Jurassic Coast and beyond – a distance of 100 miles. Now we have this engine we can really hit the hard to reach places and clean up.
Clean Jurassic Coast literally is powered by kindness.
We are currently holding a naming competition for the boat- to enter a name into the prize draw for a free rCup, go to our facebook page.
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