Challenge went on the slip at Hythe Marine on the 27th Feb 2020 and during the next two weeks her hull was completely stripped to bare metal using high pressure washers. The hull was then inspected for leaks and tested for thickess using ultra sound. And then primed and painted. There was a bit of exitement as she was re-launched as a small leak was detected but easily rectified and was refloated the next day with no problems.
Now there is a boiler survey to complete and some more painting topsides to do ready for her return home to the Thames later this year.