Marina Port de Mallorca exhibited its llaut “Jaime” at the recent Palma Boat Show. During the five days of the show, the llaut became one of the stars of the show
With a long history, her adventures at sea began in 1941. It was built by Mestre d’Aixa Guiem Amengual of Molinar.
With a length of 5.20 metres and 1.90 metres of beam, it entered into the local fishing fleet in 1943. Back then, the Llaut was valued at 1.500 pesetas, the equivalent today of around 15 euros : 1.100 pesetas for the hull and 400 for the motor
Until 2007 it was used for inshore fishing, and after passing through several owners was acquired by Marina Port de Mallorca in order to save it from being broken up.
In 2008, Marina Port de Mallorca took over the llaut covering the costs of its total restoration consisting of superstructure repair, caulking, painting, repairing the deck, boom, antenna, the engine was changed and also the mast was adapted to sail with lateen sail. It currently serves as a sample of maritime heritage and education for schoolchildren and customers . All those who are interested in seeing it, are very welcome to go along to Marina Port de Mallorca and take a look.