Baby gets own boat

KEVIN NORQUAY
Last updated 20:14 11/04/2014
Boat for Prince George
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BABY BOAT: The young prince won't be able to sail this boat for a few years yet.

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Prince George now has what every 8-month-old needs - his own amphibious boat.

It was waiting for his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, when they got off the real thing, at Hobsonville, Auckland.

After zipping across the harbour in a Sealegs-designed craft, then driving up a marina boat ramp in it, the royals were confronted with a quarter-sized version - all neatly done up in a red bow.

It's a bit big for George to fit in the bath, at nearly three metres long.

Sealegs chief executive David Glen said the boat had no power, but could be towed by hand across the land, and in the water. It had retractable wheels.

"It's a one-off," he said.

"Kate was disappointed George wasn't here to try it out today. They are looking forward to using it next summer."

Albany-based Sealegs will ship the craft to Britain for the royals.


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