Apologies on the delay followers. It has been a manic few weeks since Xenios arrived in Portland Marina.
Xenios arrived with an English welcome off of Portland Marina, 45-knot winds, lashing rain, and a tired crew from 500nm West Coast of Ireland to Portland, Dorset. But they made it safely. It was wonderful to finally meet the Irish voice and face of Jerry (owner and additional STBB2 crewmate of Xenios) who to date, I had only spoken with on Zoom, Whatsapp, and by email. Xenios, rough, refit required to be completed, was a large and sea hardy looking vessel. I suppose this is no different to the past 18-months of isolation, meetings and new way of communicating, that we have all had to adapt to.
All 70ft and 47Tns of Xenios had arrived. Personally, I was grateful to receive the crew and Xenios and see them all in safely as was the lovely Nige, Bee, and Paul at Portland Marina who was accommodating, friendly, and professional as always - thankyou. Jerry and crew on land, stereotype confirmed, they all headed for the bar in The Boat That Rocks and a lunchtime Guinness after making the vessel safe in her sponsored berth, thanks to Boatfolk. Now, the work begins. A works list to be formulated; time planned for the coming year and with ASG - we are all 'oneASG' family - their sponsored support and works to come not only being lifesaving but incredible in design and vital to our independence of energy generation and consumption. Key to our future success.
Follow this blog for installation videos and update as Xenios continues her incredible journey.