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The Cat is Back! - 'Leopard III' Arrives in Southampton

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Leopard03.jpgFollowing a tremendous effort by the yachts crew and the shipping agents Peters and May Limited, Mike Slades new race yacht 'Leopard III' was finally discharged at Southampton Container Terminal on a rainy Sunday evening (27th May).

The yachts skipper Chris Sherlock was on hand and joined by Peters and May Loadmaster Mr Paul Miller to oversee the final stages of a long voyage which started in Sydney where the yacht was constructed, visiting Malaysia for transhipment and finally Southampton.

The wind, a rather fresh northerly force 6 hampered efforts as the huge hull was lifted from on top the aft container stacks of the Maersk Line 'A P Moller' on to a Williams Shipping Barge in preparation for the final leg to Saxon Wharf Marina in Southampton.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Leopard02.jpgThe vessels 47m carbon fibre mast was discharged earlier in May (Monday 14th) at Sheerness Docks.

Our surveyors were on site at each stage of both the mast and yacht discharge to observe the process and document the events for Peters and May.

GW & Partners have undertaken cargo condition surveys on several famous racing yachts including Ellen MacArthurs 'Skandia' and 'B&Q', Mike Goldings 'ECover' and now 'Leopard III' her first race scheduled as the highlight 'Round the Island Race' in this years Cowes Week.

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