Novara already has an 11' 6" Avon fibreglass RIB with a 8hp 2 stroke Yamaha outboard that we use as the runabout. This sits on the foredeck when on passage, protected by the high bows and gunwhales and below the sight line of the watch in the pilothouse.

But given the remote locations we are headed into plus the need for a bigger load carrier for climbing and diving trips, we have added a larger aluminium decked, roll up dinghy plus a 20hp 4 stroke Honda outboard engine.

Both engines are stored below decks in the foc'stle and we hope that the dinghy when rolled tightly and in its bag will fit into the portside locker!