Come and meet PROJECT BOAT: The Secret 20 Boat Build in association with PBO magazine

PBO Magazine and youth charity Oarsome Chance have joined forces to complete the build of PBO’s latest ‘Project Boat’ – a Secret 20 racing gaff cutter.

The professional boat building team at Oarsome Chance, who work with disadvantaged young people to provide them with practical skills to change their futures, is building the Secret 20 sailing boat (now named Harvey in honour of one of Oarsome Chance’s valued volunteers) and readers of PBO magazine have been following with interest the progress of the project in detailed articles in PBO’s monthly magazines.

The Southampton Boat Show is happy to host PBO’s Project Boat at this year’s show, so visitors can come and meet Harvey and the team who have been working hard on getting her seaworthy. Find them on stand E030A, in Mayflower Park.

Thanks to the dedication of the Oarsome Chance boat builders and the kind support of project partners, Harvey, a racing gaff cutter, will be completed to a fantastic standard and to an impressive spec.

In return for investing skills and resources to complete the build, PBO will be gifting Harvey to Oarsome Chance, however, as Harvey would have limited use on the Oarsome Chance educational programmes, Harvey will be up for auction to raise vital funds for the charity.

The PBO Project Boat will be auctioned online, with the auction opening early September. You can preview the auction here:  where you can also check out other exciting auction lots available, including Alex Thomson Racing merchandise and a Dream Yacht Charter luxury sailing day.

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