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Published Dec 2, 2014

Safely Home

Avalon - the Record Breaking ocean rowing boat has arrived safely back to the UK. After an epic 57 day journey from Australia to the Seychelles, the task of returning the 45ft craft was assigned to BeatMyFreightQuote agent Key Air & Sea. The original finishing point of the journey was to be Durban, South Africa. Arrangements were made in advance awaiting the arrival of Avalon.

Due to unavoidable circumstances the final destination was changed and an agent was required in the Seychelles. Key Air & Sea contacted many different agents in the Seychelles, but due to the size of the cargo most agents were not interested. Finally an agent agreed to handle the cargo, but all local arrangements had to be made by Key Air & Sea, including getting a local boat builder to remove the dagger board. Many e-mails and telephone calls were made to persuade the agents to arrange the cargo and every slight change would result in them questioning if they wanted to handle it.

It was a great relief, the day the vessel departed the Seychelles with Avalon on board. Avalon is now at her home quay, waiting for refitting and the next adventure.

Avalon Safely Home in UK 

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