THE KYRENIA CHRYSOCAVA CULTURAL FOUNDATION 

  The AVGOUSTIS  BROTHERS shipyard  (boatyard) in Limassol CYPRUS :

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The Kyrenia Chrysocava Cultural Foundation (KCCF) is the legal owner of the KYRENIA SHIP and the Director of the entire project.

KCCF members: Takis Neofytou, Agis Serghiou, Glafkos Cariolou, Petros Vrachas, Michalis Serghiou [USA], Lia Georgiades, George Matheou, Ntinos Orologas, 1 Representative of the Kyrenia Municipality, 1 Representative of the Kyrenia Nautical Club.

The KCCF  is operating in cooperation with the  KYRENIA NAUTICAL CLUB (Department of Open Sea Navigation)  and under the auspices of the Municipality of Kyrenia.  The KCCF agreed  with the AVGOUSTIS  BROTHERS  BOATYARD in Limassol  to proceed with the building of an exact Replica of the Kyrenia ancient Ship discovered by Andreas Cariolou.in 1965 3/4 of a nautical mile East of the Kyrenia Harbour.[top]

(above) The KYRENIA SHIP,  LINES PLAN  AS  PREPARED BY  American Scientists Prof.Michael Katzev and Prof.Dick Steffy and their team of experts.

The Entrance to the AVGOUSTIS BOATYARD (SHIPYARD)

The entrance to the sawmill of the boatyard

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The Father , Charalambos Avgoustis one of the most prominent traditional boat builders in Cyprus and the founder of the AVGOUSTIS  BOATYARD which has proudly undertaken to construct the replica of the Kyrenia shipwreck found by the kyrenian ANDREAS CARIOLOU in 1965.

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The Family of Boat builders

The  Family Today.

(1). Giorgos Avgousti . (2) Michalakis Avgousti, (3) Kostakis Avgousti, (4) Stelios Avgousti, (5) Tasos Avgousti, (6) Avgoustinos Avgousti.

All the Avgoustis are following an excellent tradition of fine boatbuilding famous in Cyprus for the quality and accuracy of workmanship mainly on traditional wood boatbuilding left by their father and previous ancestors.

The AVGOUSTIS BOATYARD is positioned on the beach of Limassol between the Old and the New Port. Coming from the Lefkosia - Limassol - Paphos High-way turn towards the Limassol new Port. When at the traffic lights of the Limassol New Port (heading East) turn left towards Limassol Old Port and Limassol town centre. Driving North-N-E, Turn Right at the SHOHAM  OFFICES  heading East again. You will pass leaving on your left hand side MARLOWS  offshore shipping company and keep driving towards the sea until the end of the asphalted road. Then drive left on the rough road and AVGOUSTIS  BOATYARD  will be right in front of you

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On the 15th March 2002 the keel template of  the Ship is ready

The after sections (frames) wooden templates are ready . The forward  sections/frames templates will be ready by the 20th of March 2002. 

The Avgoustis Brothers and KYRENIA SHIP Committee members in front of the first 14 section/frames templates

The template of the keel of the KYRENIA SHIP is ready at full size. Cutting and preparing the keel will commence during the week starting from Tuesday 26th March 2002.

Agis Serghiou and Nikos Michaelides check the boatyard sawmill as it is prepared to cut the keel of  "KERYNIA"

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