Bottle of champagne christens restaurant
first floating restaurant was christened on Saturday afternoon… in
true nautical style with a bottle of champagne smashed across her bows.
She was named Gay Venture by the Rev. Frank Dyson, assisted by
little Tamara Prescott (5), daughter of the owner, Nigel Prescott.
Scores of people gathered at Albuoy’s point to watch as the
80-foot cruiser was christened and then took an invited group of guests
for a sail.
The name was kept a close secret right up until the last minute
before the ceremony.
Mr. Prescott narrowed dozens of suggestions down to four and then
decided on Gay Venture.
“It was a bit of a job on making a final decision but I’m
sure we have the right one,” he said.
The person who put forward the name will be treated along with a
friend to a dinner cruise with all the trimmings.
The Gay Venture will start on the first of her twice-daily “eat
aboard” cruises today from Albuoy’s Point.
Rev. Thomas Dyson smashed a bottle of champagne across the bow of the
floating restaurant, and named her Gay Venture, on Saturday. He was
assisted by little Tamara Prescott, daughter of the owner, Mr. Nigel
Prescott, who stands by.