8173 has arrived!
The boat stork came this morning in the form of a 40' container carrying octuplets. Delivery was completed by 9AM. One of these babies is 8173, Westwood's newest Albacore.
The hull is by Ovington (same as 8162 & 8163) but the fitting out was completed by Rondar. The general impression is that this year's batch of boats is even nicer than last year's. In particular, it appears heavier-duty hardware was used.
Boat Captain Mary Free has already started the final assembly work.