Kelpie of Falmouth Launch

Classic Yacht TV's sailing videos on the restoration of a yacht called Kelpie that was acquired in 2013 by an owner who's other boat is well known in the med, 'Mariette', have shown you the team's progress to date.

Click on these links below to see previous sailing films by Classic Yacht TV on Kelpie of Falmouth:

Kelpie of Falmouth Restoration Part 1
Kelpie of Falmouth Restoration Part 2

Now we show you her launch: American schooner 'Kelpie' whose original name was Hopeful, was officially christened as 'Kelpie of Falmouth' after a fifteen-month restoration in Gweek, Cornwall. She impressed the 150 strong crowd of VIPs who witnessed the owner's girlfriend blessing her with champagne.

We show you the boat's safe lift from her cradle and successful launch into the highest tide on the Helford River this side of summer (which you can see in this film). CYTV were also invited to give you glimpse into the party, the day after. Among the guests celebrating were Mike Horesley of the Superyacht brokerage, Edmiston, the Captain of Windrose Alexis Howard, Pascal Luthy the acclaimed French interior and furniture designer. The project's naval architect Theo Rye; boat builder and designer Ashley Butler, Tristan Stone of Stone's timber and many other local and far travelled guests. Kelpie was in the company of her new Captain, Milos Brnjevarac, and the new mate, the lovely, Caterina Calandrino plus the team from the owner's other schooner 'Mariette' that was based at the time in the superyacht yard Pendennis, Cornwall.

Charlie Wroe, the overall manager for both schooners Mariette and Kelpie on behalf of the owner, hosted some 150 people. He engaged with his guests in a 30 minute part-history, part-thank you speech on board Kelpie before handing over to the owner's girlfriend who after a brief few words, elegantly pulled the string attached to Pendennis' excellent champagne smasher, which blessed Kelpie as the crowd cheered.

CYTV managed to get a rare interview with the very private owner of both Mariette and now, Kelpie of Falmouth at the party.

See Kelpie sailing in this film:

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