There are lots of moving parts as we check off the many details for completing Matthew Turner. The good news is that we are checking them off faster than we are identifying them.
Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard conducted the final check of the vessel’s cutting-edge hybrid/regenerative propulsion system: it’s approved!
All major finish carpentry will be wrapped in the next couple of weeks along with cabin flooring. The flooring is installed and being sealed and varnished. While we’re nearly done with the ship’s electrical, there are still loose wires to secure and some electronics to hook up. We plan to turn on our sinks, hot water, heads, showers and wastewater system next week. We have been working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to get the vessel ready for service; however, there are still unknowns for completing all examinations. Once complete, we will receive our Certificate of Inspection (COI) from the U.S. Coast Guard to operate with passengers of all ages. Until we reach that goal it’s all about expenses on Matthew Turner…no income.
To help us achieve the goal of completing this historic tall ship, please consider giving the ship a hand. We need painters, carpenters, handy men and women, electricians, riggers or any help you can offer. Just show up at 60C Libertyship Way in Sausalito for assignments!
Any financial support – big or small – goes a long way towards helping us finish the boat, too!
Thank you all for what you have given to help bring us to this exciting moment in time.