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“We had a rather clear idea about the kind of boat we wanted: a wooden vessel with heavy displacement, full keel and controlled hull. 10-12 metres length and ketch sail-plan. So we started our research on all the specialized magazines we found. On an old “Forza 7” issue (I think it was a 1970 one) we read an article about the “Tahiti ketch”, a 1924 project of the American John Hanna. It derived from the norwegian sail pilot boat and was conceived to be used in the Pacific.”
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LiscaBianca is a 36 feet Carol ketch, a Tahiti ketch longer version, famous for its marine features and safety. The Albeggianis chose this model after they read that, after a storm during a regatta, this boat was the only one that had not been damaged. The long keel and the ketch sail guarantee an excellent route stability and operation. The vessel presents a central cockpit with pilot-house and a little cabin at the poop. Inside the boat there are a comfortable and large square and a bow cabin with toilet.[/column_1][column_1 parallax_bg=”disabled” parallax_bg_inertia=”-0.2″ extended=”” extended_padding=”1″ background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”” background_position=”” background_size=”auto” background_attachment=”” background_video=”” vertical_padding_top=”0″ vertical_padding_bottom=”0″ more_link=”” more_text=”” left_border=”transparent” class=”” id=”” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” width=”1/1″ last=”true”]
A restoration as authentic as possible.
“The oceanic navigator’s boat must be built to resist and to be fixed anytime with the few tools you have on board. […]So everything on the little oceanic sailing ship must be designed to be solid, functional, incospicuous, and tested by hundreds of years experience in heavy oceans. “
Passage from “Le Isole Lontane” by Sergio Albeggiani.
The recycling and renovation phase will be carried out under the precious supervision of the master of axe Mr Treviso, who built the vessel in the ’80. Also the Architect Attilio Albeggiani, Sergio’s and Licia’s son and well known Sicilian yacht designer, will give his contribution. The hull is in good structural conditions. The idea is to dismantle the deck, the interiors, and the fittings in order to remove the paint from the hull and the structures. After the caulking, the hull will be
impregnated with epoxy resins in order to reduce future maintenance operations. Then the interior compartments’ and deck’s plywood panels will be reassembled and/or replaced. The plan is to assemble the original hardware and all the undamaged parts. The system will be made from the beginning and the motor will be regenerated or replaced. The whole equipment will be inspected (sails, wire ropes and sheets) and pillows and fittings, damaged from the time, will be produced. The last phase will concern the refurbishment of kitchen and toilet. The most important contribution will be given by the boat manufacturer who has already shown his interest in the supervision of the works toward a direction coherent to the original construction.
LiscaBianca, between past and future
30 years ago many local and national medias spoke widely about LiscaBianca. Many events has been organized in memory of Sergio Albeggiani and both Ambrogio Fogar and Enzo Maiorca took part to some of these events.
In 2000 a theatre pièce has been taken from the book “Le Isole Lontane”. Every year there is also a regatta in memory of Sergio Albeggiani. Our aim is the preservation of every little part of this glorious and romantic adventure in its simplicity, and we want to keep LiscaBianca’s image and cultural value alive.
That’s why we are planning communication campaigns in the short, mid and long term; press conferences and promotions of our event during and after all the phases of the restoration. A video will document the most important moments of the renovation, featuring some interviews to the most important witnesses of now and then LiscaBianca’s story. The rebirth of the vessel will be constantly described in a blog and on the social networks. We want to give a valid guide and testimony of the traditional vessels conservation and renovation techniques.
Besides the dydactic cruises and the sailing-therapy, we would like to take part into regattas, organize sailing school weeks and cultural events. Moreover, LiscaBianca project promotion will involve national and international magazines and websites specialized in navigation as well as the most important newspapers.[blank h=”100″][/blank][/column_1][/column]