MPC students almost ready with Didi 26 construction

POSTED: 01/20/16 6:09 PM

MPC students and boat

St. Maarten News:  – Students of the Milton Peters College (MPC) that are part of the Kidz at Sea Build Your Future Program, reached another milestone in building the Didi 26 sail boat when they moved the boat out of the class room onto a trailer, lifting it up together, yesterday morning. Today the boat will be transported from MPC to Sint Maarten Shipyard in Simpson Bay for completion of the final construction stages.

The students have worked incredibly hard since March 2015, building the boat from scratch, learning important skills in the process. To confirm the importance of this project and to show how proud the students can be of their achievements, the boat and students will be transported to Sint Maarten Shipyard under police escort at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. At Sint Maarten Shipyard the deck plates, rigging, keel bulb and mast will be installed to finalize the Didi 26.

The project thanks Jeff Boyd for allowing the boat to be stored at the Sint Maarten Shipyard until completion.

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