by Tony Van Niekerk

My Boat 51 Foot wooden Cutter circa 1940.

“Active” was found in a scrap yard in Walvisbay, Namibia.

She was ready to be cut up for picture frames.

Solid condition but been on the dry for 27 years.

Most of the interior has been taken out but structurally she seems sound.

Stunning lines!

Project to start in January 2014.

It might be a desert but when you look closely there is immense beauty and lots of life.

The road takes you 450km through the desert.

We drove 300 km before seeing another car.

A Yacht Called Active on Facebook

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Sep 14, 2014
Simons Town
by: Arthur Jacobs

Have you made it to Simons Town yet?

Saw on FB that you are looking for participants.

Please contact me I might be your man in this project. Cheers Arthur

Aug 28, 2014
Active- Tony
by: Kris

Thanks for the photos.

What a beautiful boat!

I look forward to reading updates on your journey.

Likewise, I will be refurbishing Frolic, a boat I bought recently.

Just knowing there are others pursuing these
endeavors keeps me energized.

Jul 17, 2014
Active and the South Atlantic Race
by: Mike Kleyn

Here's an article on Active back in 1971.

May 02, 2014
who built
by: TerryW

Do you know who built her or what type boat she might be?

May 02, 2014
by: TerryW

What fantastic lines a truly beautiful ship. Please keep us all updated on progress.

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