September 26, 2023

Salcombe Says Farewell to Old Fishing Boat Etoile

Salcombe recently bid a fond farewell to the old fishing boat, “Etoile,” thanks to the reliable Landmarc CAT 309 machinery. Once an integral part of Salcombe’s fishing community, this veteran vessel had succumbed to the ravages of time, becoming a cause for environmental concern. The boat had sat unused for several years, prompting worries of a potential sinking.

The vessel was carefully brought to shore, where its safe demolition could be carried out. Landmarc arrived at the site equipped with the necessary machinery to commence the task of dismantling the old boat. Landmarc’s CAT 309 machinery, renowned for its power and versatility, took centre stage in this critical operation. Guided by skilled operators, this heavy-duty machinery made quick work of the vessel.

The process involved careful sorting of the wreckage, with a keen eye toward environmental responsibility. Anything salvageable and fit for recycling was transported to the recycling center, while any materials requiring specialized disposal were handled in accordance with the strictest environmental standards. The removal of the “Etoile” couldn’t have come at a better time for the locals of Salcombe. While the boat had a long and storied history in Salcombe, the passage of time had left it looking more like an eyesore than a vessel. Its presence had become a safety concern as well. With its removal, the natural charm of the town received a much-needed boost, and safety concerns were swiftly addressed. Landmarc’s commitment to excellence, environmental responsibility, and community welfare was on full display during this significant undertaking. The successful demolition of the “Etoile” stands as a testament to Landmarc’s dedication to ensuring the well-being of both the environment and the local community. For inquiries about Landmarc’s services or to learn more about their recent projects, contact us today.