Lively Lady back on the water after refit 50 years on from her global circumnavigation

Classic yacht Lively Lady is back in the water 50 years after her first single-handed global circumnavigation, following a full repaint and extensive refit at Hayling Yacht Company.

The refit work to restore the 36ft cutter was carried out by volunteers from the charity Around and Around and included replacing the deck, reassembling the wheelhouse, installing new electrics and an interior refit, alongside a repaint using Jotun Yachting paint products.

“The hard work carried out by the volunteers at Around and Around has certainly paid off, with Lively Lady looking better than new and in a condition which will see her through the next 50 years,” said Jim Brickwood, business development manager at Jotun Yachting UK.

“At Jotun Yachting we are proud to have played our part in not only protecting such an iconic yacht for the future but also bringing back her timeless beauty. We look forward to following her future circumnavigations.”

50th anniversary

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Alec Rose’s global circumnavigation aboard Lively Lady. A greengrocer from Portsmouth with a passion for single-handed sailing, Sir Alec set sail on 16 July 1967, returning 12 months’ later having circumnavigated the globe with stop-offs in Australia and New Zealand.

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