First step to Hawaii
Refurbished Savory is launched May 16 at Park Isle Marine just west of Sooke.
Boat owner John Boquist and partner Robert Chouinard are preparing to sail the 42-foot, 17- ton steel-hull vessel to Hawaii in July. If all goes as planned the trip will take 18 days.
The craft is one of only a handful of boats which have launched at the spacious facility which, by early summer, will be capable of handling vessels of 72-feet, 75-tonnes, and drafts of as much as eight-and- a-half feet.