The row boat K9 has reached its final destination – Moscow, Russia
On November 5th, 2015 Fedor Konyukhov’s ocean row boat Tourgoyak (K9) arrived to her final destination in Moscow, Russia. After a successful crossing of the South Pacific Ocean from Chile to Australia in 160 days, the boat was packed and shipped to England where it spent almost a year awaiting for a perfect opportunity and shipping company to travel home. Such an opportunity was presented by DHL company who offered to transport Tourgoyak from England to Moscow straight to the doorsteps of Fedor Konyukhov’s art studio in the center of the city.
Fedor Konyukhov reflects: “Seeing the boat arriving to my residence was very emotional. I immediately remembered my days on the ocean, the events of leaving Concon in Chile, long months of solitude, stressful times of navigating around the French Polynesia, and a warm welcome in Australia. When the boat arrived to England it was stored at my friend’s, Simon Chalk. I was looking forward to finally having Tourgoyak here, in my studio, where every adult and child can visit, see and touch the boat that was my home for 160 days while crossing the biggest ocean on the planet. Against Moscow’s skyscrapers the boat looks even smaller than back on the ocean. I am thankful for the professionalism of the DHL Company, who took good care of the boat while transporting it from England to Moscow. I admit that it was a rather unusual cargo, but the company did a superb job and delivered the boat in a very short time, just as promised. ”