AIT Around In Ten

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Manie B, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Manie B
    Joined: Sep 2006
    Posts: 2,041
    Likes: 117, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1818
    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    Manie B Senior Member

    Thanks folks :D

    Regarding the name, we have one and all will be finalised in 2 weeks time.
    My partner, Anthony De Richelieu from Dubai, is coming to spend 2 weeks with me and then we will finalise a mountain of details AND the name :D

    Anthony when you read this - looking forward to have you here pal !!!!
    I will post pics of Anthony at the TEN - he is a young man not an old fart like me :D
     
  2. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 330, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Beware of making landfall in Oz with an AIT boat . . . :(
     
  3. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 330, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Found some info and pictures of the above Happy II . . . :)

     
  4. Manie B
    Joined: Sep 2006
    Posts: 2,041
    Likes: 117, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1818
    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    Manie B Senior Member

    I would love to know what actually happened.

    "There he had a series of misadventures with the Australian Customs and lost her to them."

    ????
     
  5. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 330, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I don't know what actually happened to Happy II in Oz.

    I came across the story because of this this post, and I don't know more about it than posted in the above quote.

    Jay Benford who wrote it and designed Happy II is a serous designer and I have no doubt in the qualities of Happy II.

    My guess is the Australian authorities thought she was too small to be safe . . :confused:
     
  6. Manie B
    Joined: Sep 2006
    Posts: 2,041
    Likes: 117, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1818
    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    Manie B Senior Member

    I'm sure that size plays an important role in the OZ maritime laws today but they are VERY fussy about insects in wood and VERY fussy about import duties and taxes etc.

    It will be nice if somebody in OZ that has knowledge of the laws could give us some info and a bit of insight to what the laws could have been then around 1980 and then now.

    We also have to be careful what we read into this - Customs not Water police? I am not sure what this really means.

     
  7. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 330, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Happy II was built by a Canadian with the aid of an aluminum builder in ± 1983 in Nouméa in New Caledonia which was French overseas territory at the time, and is a special collectivity of France now. The boat was only transiting Australia, so no import duties were indebted there I think. Also she was built of aluminum which doesn't suffer from insects, so no problems there. That's why safety doubts by the authorities remains my guess. But for the designer it's no fun to say there are safety doubts about the design, even though those doubts would be unjustified. I think that's why Jay's description of the reason of the seizure is quite vague, but this is only me speculating on the few things known.
     
  8. Manie B
    Joined: Sep 2006
    Posts: 2,041
    Likes: 117, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1818
    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    Manie B Senior Member

    well can you believe this

    Now that's crazy

    http://maritimemuseum.com.au/exhibitions/vessels/happy-ii/

    :(
     
  9. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 330, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Good find Manie [​IMG]

    I can't understand why import duties were indebted for transiting Australia . . . :confused:
     
  10. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 330, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Boatdesign.net ---> Happy
     
  11. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 330, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Some info and pictures of Happy II in the Queensland Maritime Museum in Brisbane.

    -- Link 1 -- Link 2 -- Link 3 -- Link 4 -- Link 5 --​

    On the first two links the pictures can be clicked for enlargement.
     
  12. Jamie Kennedy
    Joined: Jun 2015
    Posts: 541
    Likes: 10, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 117
    Location: Saint John New Brunswick

    Jamie Kennedy Senior Member

    Note to self.
    Skip OZ.
     
  13. Manie B
    Joined: Sep 2006
    Posts: 2,041
    Likes: 117, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1818
    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    Manie B Senior Member

    I hope that the folks that are down south will enter the conversation and hopefully shed some light on this.
    :) come on guys where are you when we need you, you don't have to be a fan of silly stupid tiny boats, just share your "legal: knowledge with us, please :)

    Angel I'll repost this to Manie's ten if we cant get them to reply, maybe that might help :eek:
     
  14. peterAustralia
    Joined: Mar 2006
    Posts: 385
    Likes: 34, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 233
    Location: Melbourne Australia

    peterAustralia Senior Member

    ahh

    read the thread, he broke his visa restriction, and THEN had to pay an import duty. I am pretty sure if you are just transiting through you dont have to pay import duty.
     

  15. Manie B
    Joined: Sep 2006
    Posts: 2,041
    Likes: 117, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1818
    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    Manie B Senior Member

    Peter I think you are right

    this paragraph was written badly

    http://maritimemuseum.com.au/exhibitions/vessels/happy-ii/
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. sdowney717
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,000
  2. rwatson
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    1,423
  3. Westfield 11
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,050
  4. sdowney717
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,507
  5. yacht07
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    2,091
  6. watchkeeper
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    2,002
  7. Tiny Turnip
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    1,033
  8. brian eiland
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,014
  9. rwatson
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,468
  10. digger73
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,225
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.