CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE YAVARI REFIT
In 2015, the Yavari could qualify to carry passengers. It all depends on a refit designed to be completed by the time the sixteen young trekkers from West Ham arrive at Lake Titicaca to crew the vessel on her second maiden voyage, the first having been on 14th June 1871.
After many years, The Yavari Project is now within reach of achieving the most critical stage of the vessel’s restoration. The SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention as recognised by the Peruvian Maritime Authority, requires a standard of seaworthiness which, with a little help, is within our grasp.
The Yavari needs a refit which will entail the installation of bulkheads, life rafts, navigational and fire fighting equipment and WCs. In addition, to accommodate the young Hammers and, in future, backpackers, we intend to install sixteen bunks in the forward hold.
The drawings have been prepared, the skilled tradesmen lined up and waiting, we already have most of the materials and marine surveyor, Ian Biles, a supporter of the Project since early days, has volunteered to supervise the work.
Over recent years, the Yavari has sailed but infrequently and only with special permission from the Port Captain.
If we could raise £50,000 and complete the refit, we could sail at will and history would be made.
Please will you help us by making a contribution so that the Yavari will be ready for the arrival of the young Hammers and, having already spanned millennia, can sail on into the future.
By CLICKING HERE you can make a donation to The Yavari Project (Registered Charity No. 298904) through the Charities’ Aid Foundation (CAF) and your name will forever be recorded on board in grateful recognition. NB. You need to copy and paste the charity number into the search box on the CAF page in order to find The Yavari Project.