Bottle of champagne christens restaurant

Picture of Gay Venture getting Christened Bermuda’s 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. 

The 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.

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