Different fate of oak boats
An article taken from Morgunblaðið (www.mbl.is) and translated.
It was a busy day at the Húsavík shipyard today. Náttfari, North-Sailing‘s whale watching boat was being prepared for a facelift and he North-Sailing staff is busy preparing its boats for the summer. The first whale watching trip of the season was yesterday, when Bjössi Sör took 16 passengers from various countries to see the whales of Skjálfandi bay. In this tour both White beaked dolphins and Minke whales were spotted.
In the shipyard the oak boat Reynir GK 177 from Sandgerði was however being teared down. The boat has been there since 2002, or since its owner declared bankruptcy and the municipality of Norðurþing took it in its possession to tear it.
Before North-Sailing bought Náttfari it awaited the same fate as Reynir. North-Sailing saved Náttfari from its fate and restored it.