27 June 2023 - Hull Finished!
It's been a long time coming - 2023 is the 10th anniversary of the inception of the RIG project - so you will understand the team's euphoria.
The first layer of the hull is complete!
Although we still have a long way to go before we are able to host our first passengers, this is a major milestone for the project. Celebrations will comtimue on Saturday evening, 8 July 2023, when RIG's annual bonfire to mark US Independence day is held.
So what next? We still have two more skins of timber to apply and need to paint the first skin with epoxy resin to ensure that it is watertight. Then it will be taken outside, turned over, rolled back insie for the internals to be finished.
It will likely be at least 5 years - 2028 - before she's ready to be launched. But it's not about the arrival - it's about getting there.