The Friendship I was in the service of the British Navy and had the mission of transporting the Admirals on their trips to the high seas for the exchange of officers on the warships.
During 2007 it was subject to a careful restoration keeping its original structure. It was adapted with an innovative security system, air conditioning, and waste treatment, making this classic from the 1950s equipped with the best technology of the 21st century. The recovery took place at “O Navegador” shipyard, considered one of the three best shipyards in the world in the reconstruction of this class of boats.
In 2021, after 14 years, the ‘Friendship I’ was submitted to a thorough restoration, now at “Douro Marina”, preserving the unique features of the boat, keeping its grandeur and safeguarding its longevity.