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Tim Price – Class of September 2009

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Originally from South Africa, Tim joined the Academy from Alderney, where he was working on water taxis.  Tim is an MCA licensed Master of Yachts and his experience includes yacht delivery, crewing and sailing instructor.  After graduating in June 2010 Tim immediately started work with Elephant Boatyard in Southampton, who offer services in new builds, restoration and repairs for boats ranging from classic wooden to GRP yachts and motor-boats.  Tim’s first job was to re-caulk a teak deck and he’s since replaced the floors on an old gaffer and put planks on a 50ft carvel motor yacht.  He is currently fitting out a new teak deck on a ‘lovely classic sail yacht.’  He also worked on ‘Overlord’, a Windfall yacht captured from Germany in 1945.  Tim’s thoughts on his new life as a boat builder ‘It’s brilliant!  Not only am I doing the kind of work I want to do, working on classic wooden yachts, but it’s opened doors to get out on the water on them too.’   www.elephantboatyard.co.uk

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