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