We have worked on the Zubanel, which is a 52' ferro cement yacht that is being converted to a canal boat. This has involved removing the masts and all internal fittings and superstructure followed by reducing the keel to achieve a 1.5m draft so she can sail the Canal du Midi. All this work has reduced the weight from 38 tonnes to around 19 tonnes. Work is due to be complete sometime in the spring. It is expected that the voyage to the canal will be in late May or early June, Mark Staples is aiming to be on board to assist with her maiden voyage in her new guise.