After the launch of Lord Nelson, the JST grew from strength to strength, and demand for berths on voyages began to outstrip supply. With this in mind, in 1992, fundraising began for the build of a second ship. The ship would be built of wood, with disabled people forming part of the build team, which would bring ashore the JST ethos of integration. A year later, naval architect Tony Castro was commissioned to design the ship. Tenacious eventually sailed on her maiden voyage 1,548 days after her keel was laid, on 1st September 2000 from Southampton. Her name was thought up by the Hon. Jacquetta Cator, wife of Francis who was President at the time.
Port of Registry: Southampton
Keel laid: 6th June 1996
Launched: 4th February 2000
Named: 6th April 2000
Maiden Voyage: 1st September 2000
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