Safehaven Marine has emerged from ‘lockdown’ with the launch of its new pilot boat for the Port of San Ciprian in Spain.
The Cork-based performance boat specialists put production on pause at the end of March, following strict Government restrictions on movement against coronavirus.
Almost completed at the time was the Interceptor 42 order for the fishing port in north-western Spain.
But as Safehaven tweeted yesterday, the boat is finally on the water for initial sea trials as the country begins its gradual reopening.
Safehaven Marine made the deal with the Spanish port — along with orders for Coruna, and Leixoes in Portugal — over a year ago, and more news is expected from the boatyard in the coming weeks.
Another recent delivery delayed by Covid-19 restrictions is an Interceptor 38 to the Port of Berbera in Somaliland, which was received in mid April.
Great to launch a new pilot boat for the Port of San Ciprian in Spain after nearly 2 months of Lockdown. She was nearly finished at the start of the lockdown and it was nice to be on the water again, even with social distancing @AfloatMagazine @LarryCpix @captainbob76 @MaryP972 pic.twitter.com/QqsEwhP31t— Safehaven Marine (@SafehavenMarine) May 19, 2020