Tom McClean wants to sail his Whale Shaped boat, Moby, from London to New York

0
509

Close to Morar and Mallaig in the Scottish West Highlands, is Loch Nevis… And a whale shaped boat.

Pioneering adventurer, Tom McClean hopes to sail his unique creation, dubbed Moby, from London to New York.

whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat pictures, whale shaped boat london to new york, adventurer wants to sail his whale shaped boat from London to New York, londo to new york in whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat
Photo: Roddy Scott

FORMER SAS trooper Tom McClean will sail 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in this amazing 65ft home-made WHALE called Moby.

whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat pictures, whale shaped boat london to new york, adventurer wants to sail his whale shaped boat from London to New York, londo to new york in whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat

Photo: Roddy Scott

So far it’s taken him 20 years to build the 62-tonne beast on the shore of Loch Nevis, near Lochaber, in the Highlands of Scotland, and it’s cost him £100,000.

whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat pictures, whale shaped boat london to new york, adventurer wants to sail his whale shaped boat from London to New York, londo to new york in whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat
Photo: Roddy Scott

“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before and it has been a long time coming,” said Tom, 73.

whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat pictures, whale shaped boat london to new york, adventurer wants to sail his whale shaped boat from London to New York, londo to new york in whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat
Photo: Roddy Scott

“Arriving to a huge crowd will be an unbelievable swan-song and my crowning achievement.”

whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat pictures, whale shaped boat london to new york, adventurer wants to sail his whale shaped boat from London to New York, londo to new york in whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat
Tom McClean and his whale boat. By John Jeffay john@cascadenews.co.uk

He designed Moby, and oversaw the building project from scratch.

whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat pictures, whale shaped boat london to new york, adventurer wants to sail his whale shaped boat from London to New York, londo to new york in whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat
The inside of Moby by By John Jeffay john@cascadenews.co.uk

He launched his project 20 years ago and estimates he’s spent £100,000 in total bringing the steel sea monster to life.

whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat pictures, whale shaped boat london to new york, adventurer wants to sail his whale shaped boat from London to New York, londo to new york in whale shaped boat, Tom McClean whale shaped boat
Nice trip my friend by John Jeffay john@cascadenews.co.uk

Having rowed single handedly across the Atlantic, the first to do so, then sailed in the smallest craft, few would doubt his credentials and chances of further success.

It is believed that this unique whale shaped boat was built at Reid’s Engineering in Forres, Moray.

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.