The ”Galeb” museum sailboat will finally be renovated
On Tuesday, 15 December 2020, our sailboat “Galeb” was towed with the aid of Janez Šabec and his wooden sailboat "Stari maček" to Marina Portorož, where it was lifted, thoroughly washed and loaded on a truck. The Galeb museum sailboat, a cutter M6, donated to the Maritime Museum Piran by our famous ballet dancers and choreographers Pino and Pia Mlakar in 1994, was thereupon transported to Monfalcone in Italy, where it is to be restored and provided with navigation safety by shipbuilding masters at the Alto Adriatico Custom Shipyard.
The vessel is expected to be able to sail again in the second half of 2021. The shipyard, which was selected to carry out this work through a public tender, specializes in the restoration of wooden vessels.
The renovation process will be professionally documented for museum needs and will also be on view, together with the shipyard’s workshops, to students of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport and the Secondary Maritime School in Portorož.