Naurvoo is a 37 foot catamaran, and has been named in recognition of the boat builders family history which dates to the Morman Prophet Joseph Smith who was killed in 1844 in
Carthage, Illinois, USA after an angry mob stormed the upper room of Carthage jail, in which he and his brother Hyram were both being held.
The name Nauvoo
, applies to the city in Illinois in the United States and which was renamed from Commerce in 1840 by Joseph Smith.
The boat builder is not involved with the Mormon Religion other than by family descent so added an 'r' into the boats name, so it is spelled - Naurvoo,
and not Nauvoo.
The Catamaran has been in the construction phase for at least 15 years and is a one man construction job, and is finally nearing completion.
The detailed worksmanship in the boat is outstanding and it is hoped that good weather prevails for the launching to allow the boat to be transported by truck and launched into the Wallamba River near Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast some time during 2013.
Once in the water a complete fit-out of sails and other finishing touches will occur before sailing off into the wild blue yonder.