Monday, March 17, 2008

Mean Machine Goes Euro

Photos Chris Rrei/Mean Machine
Friday 15th March will go down in Mean Machine history as the day the new Rolf Vrojlik designed TP 52, number 22 in Peter de Ridder’s Mean Machine family, left the shipbuilder’s in special transport, bound for Auckland’s famous port. The brand new Mean Machine left the shipyard wrapped to within an inch of it’s life, in order to protect the vessel on its passage to Europe. The mast and other equipment essential for the upcoming European season, as well as a container were also loaded onto the cargo ship, alongside the new hull. -