Kym Lowe says farewell to Giom Four, an 84-year-old sailing boat, under repairs for the next 12 months.
Kym Lowe says farewell to Giom Four, an 84-year-old sailing boat, under repairs for the next 12 months. Mike Richards GLA091213BOAT

Owner vows boat with chequered past will be restored

SHE'S lived a colourful life enduring cyclones and even dabbling in the illegal drug trade, and now the historic sail boat, Giom Four, will be restored to full health.

Kym Lowe, owner of the 84-year-old timber craft, was elated to watch the 28-foot vessel hoisted up by crane yesterday afternoon.

"Hopefully she will live again, a better life than ever before," he said.

"I plan to restore her to full health, replace the mast with aluminium and circumnavigate Australia."

An oyster producer and commercial fisherman, Mr Lowe has awaited the day where Giom Four would be able to resume her nautical adventures.

Monday was the first day of this journey to Brisbane for repairs.

Giom Four, an 84-year-old sailing boat.
Giom Four, an 84-year-old sailing boat. Mike Richards GLA091213BOAT


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