During last year we sailed past the hull of the replica of the racing cutter Britannia famously sailed by the "Sailor King - King George V".
Back in the mid 90's a wealthy industrialist gain permission to build a replica to the original plans. Sadly the intervening years have not been kind to the project and for may years the hull has languished on a mooring at Hythe.
There are various accounts of poor construction, certainly on the starboard side there are large patches where the fairing filler has fallen off.
It's a shame that such an ambitious project has come to such a sad end, the costs must have been phenomenal for what is now no more than an interesting hulk.