After 17 years of construction the 37 foot catamaran Naurvoo was moved from its resting place on concrete runways outside Phil Wright's shed at Timbertops, off the Lakes Way near Darawank just north of Tuncurry, NSW.
The vessel Naurvoo had some months earlier been winched out on wooden rollers of the shed in which it had been built and was left standing on 2 concrete runways ready for impending transport by truck to the Wallamba River at Darawank where it is to soon be launched.
On the very evening it came out of the shed a wild storm with cyclonic winds came in from the west and severely tested the waterproofing of the windows. Unfortunately they were found wanting and leaked. This meant re engineering the windows a task that took many months culminating in the moving of the boat by crane and truck to the front of the property on 20.2.2016 where after some final work is completed it will be moved to the river by truck and launched into the Wallamba River. At this point in time the mast and sails will be installed on the vessel.
It was something of a surprise when an opportunity presented itself, following an unseasonal substantial dry spell in late February 2016, allowing a crane and truck to be able to safely negotiate the often wet ground to be able to successfully move the catamaran to the front of the property.
In conclusion it is worth mentioning that the last vessel built by a member of the Wright family was in 1954 when Wright Shipyards
of Tuncurry, following an 87 year dynasty of shipbuilding, launched the Santa Cruz, a 126 foot and 175 ton wooden trading vessel. The Santa Cruz was later known as the Norfolk Whaler and later still as the Arcturus. Complete list of ships built by Wright Shipyards Tuncurry 1867 to 1954