Finally Margarida has arrived (2010)
These photos were taken in Antibes in the afternoon of June 3. They show the first time we saw "Margarida" on live! The boat had arrived earlier in the morning from "La Rochelle" by road transportation. When we arrived at Antibes it already had the epoxy and 2 layers of anti fouling applied. All the equipment will be mounted until the end of the week so that what we will possibily be leaving to Palma on Tuesday after clearing all the papers of the boat.
Assembling of Margarida (2010)
On the following day (Friday, June, 4) after its arrival at Antibes, Margarida started to be fully equipped. The staf from Voilier Services was very professional. One of the owners of Voilier Services is Anacleto, a Portuguese man, born in Évora. They assembled the mast and everything else in one day. On Monday (June, 7) the boat was placed on the water and the technicians from Beneteau-Messina arrived about 9am. Fortunately they brought the "Certificate of Conformity" which was fundamental to get the "Passavante" next day in the Spain Consulate at Marseille. Oliver and I were very busy transporting things (the chain was 55 meters and weight more than 130 Kgs!) from 2 nautical shops in Antibes. One was BigShip in the center of town and the other was a chandlery shop just in the port of Antibes. The owner of this shop is Paula, Portuguese, born in Rio Meão, near Espinho. What a coincidence! At 5 pm Iris signed the delivery documents and we officially took possession of Margarida.