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New Henley Rescue Vessel
Damn pretty vessel!

Damn pretty vessel!

Well, here she is - our brand new custom designed and built Henley - "The Stu Meeks"....fresh out of the Henley shop. It was a long but beautiful road trip to Manatoulin Island to get her, and we are very happy!
Damn pretty vessel!
Sealing the deal

Sealing the deal

Unit Commander Paul Kerwin and John Ham owner of Henley boats shake on the deal. Henley did an amazing job building this to our exact specifications. Well done John and team!
Sealing the deal
Everyone happy

Everyone happy

John Ham (l), Unit Commander Paul Kerwin, and Dave Ham (r) take a moment out of their busy schedule for one last pic before we hit the road with the new vessel.
Everyone happy
Newly born

Newly born

Here's how our new vessel started it's life...after being only sheets of 3/16" flat metal. The lapstraking process is fascinating...and build incredible strength into the hull. Strong and beautiful!
Newly born
Making progress

Making progress

"Handy Andy" (project lead and head fabricator) working hard on the forward cargo compartments after getting the helm console all welded in.
Making progress
Built tough

Built tough

The rear tow bollard or "Sampson post" just installed...and the scuppers (rear engine compartment left and right) added for the self draining deck.
Built tough
Lots of storage

Lots of storage

We asked for ample storage...but as much working deck as we could get as well. Henley found the perfect balance for both these requirements. Fantastic!
Lots of storage
Hold tight

Hold tight

We also asked they add additional grab rails inside the hull for those days when the waters are a little rougher than normal. Safety of crew is priority one!
Hold tight
Not a live well ;)

Not a live well ;)

Even though this vessel would be perfect for fishing too....this compartment won't be holding and bucketmouths...haha. It will store all our equipment neatly and securely though.
Not a live well ;)
A little more storage

A little more storage

We also opted for the smaller lockers at the rear port and starboard of the vessel for entering and exitingf the vessel...as well to stow fluids, chain and other supplies. They are a great and functional addition.
A little more storage
Sleek design

Sleek design

We really like the integrated seating/storage built right into the helm console section. Looks clean and professional.
Sleek design
Heavy duty arch

Heavy duty arch

Andy came up with the idea of extending the standard windscreen right up to the radar/light arch and tying it in. This will keep us a little dryer and also add much strength to the windscreen and bar. Clever guy that "Handy Andy"...awesome!
Heavy duty arch