New flash - March 2018
Work has begun to fit the six massive fuel tanks in Team Britannia' s 80ft RIB.
Construction of the 80ft RIB started in 2015 on Hayling Island, near Portsmouth, at the Aluminium Boatbuilding Company. The hull was completed and turned last year and the installation of the six massive fuel tanks is now under way, but needs to be completed. Once fitted, the next job will be to install the engines and jets, before the wheelhouse is craned into place.
In total there are more than 2,300 pieces of metal that will be welded together by master boatbuilder Paul Johnson and his team.