As explained in its profile page on this site 465 will soon depart to the Isle of Man for full restoration. In preparation for this many panels have been reattached on a temporary basis and now the engine has been tested. A very short run to the edge of our property showed that not only does the engine work but it appears to be in good condition. The driver even reported the steering is quite light which is most unexpected.

The photos show the test ‘run’. Please note that the nearside windows have not been subject to an extreme form of contravision. Since the windows had been removed they have been panelled over for the boat trip.