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Last week we were able to be part of a historical adventure.

We have a close working relationship with one of our long-time customers, Chris Martin,  we have moved many boats all over the world for his company. Chris contacted us to ask if we could get the boat we had secured in our depot to LAs Palmas in Spain. This was relatively easy for us to arrange and our agents in Spain customs cleared the boat upon arrival, we then had it trucked to Pasito Blanco where the team took receipt of it in a Marina there. As you can see from their Instagram account, they were delighted by the speed in which everything was arranged and completed.

The boat will be rowed to Barbados and once complete we will then arrange for it to be bought back to the UK.

It’s such an exciting journey, in a recent press release Chris said:-

Team H.O.T.S. (Heroes Of The Sea) are a team of three German rowers who have spent the last 2 years preparing to row across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Barbados.

Their adventure is part of a larger project to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our ocean health. York Hovest (one of the rowers) has already published his photographic book by the same name (forward by the Dalai Lama) for the project and they are aiming to make a documentary about their jour

ney to further promote this charity.

It is expected that their journey will take between 45 and 55 days. They have worked hard to be 100% prepared before arriving in Gran Canaria and expect to depart on 1st December as long as the weather is good. Their boat may be small but when they depart will contain everything needed for their journey. Drinking water is produced from a small desalination unit powered by batteries, navigation and communications are powered by electricity generated from their solar pan

els which also charge the batteries. Upon arrival in Barbados the boat will be shipped back to Germany and will hopefully be used by more teams in the future aiming to complete a similar journey for the same charity.

If you would like to follow their journey please take a look at their website https://heroesofthesea.com/ or their Instagram feed @york_hovest