Giant Catamaran is launched 1966

British Pathe film

By Janet Penn

British Pathe © film showing the launching of a giant Catamaran, the Tsulamaran.

The films description is as follows:

Canvey Island, Essex.

Two young men pull a lever to propel the world's biggest Catamaran, the Tsulamaran, up rails ready to be launched. Various shots of the 30 ton twin-hulled boat which has ten cabins and bathrooms, men prepare it for launch by adding life belts and fine tuning the engines. M/S of two men drinking wine in one of the rooms while others propel the boat up the hill. When this is done a woman breaks a champagne bottle on the side and it slides into the sea, various shots of it in the water.


This page was added by Janet Penn on 11/04/2010.
Comments about this page

Interesting to see the clips of Tsulamaran and the Shearwater, brings back many memories of my time with G Prout and Sons. Have many photos of the building of Tsulamaran which will sort out and put on the site.

By Ian Hawks
On 13/04/2010

Tsulamaran was launched by two ladies, Erica the wife of Francis Prout and Joan wife of Roland Prout, a bottle on each hull

By Ian Hawks
On 15/04/2010