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Did you see this giant boat on the A149 between North Walsham and Yarmouth?

PUBLISHED: 13:45 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:20 07 March 2017

Police escort the transportation of a 19 metre boat between North Walsham and Yarmouth.  Chainsaws are used to cut away the overhanging tree's near Stalham. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police escort the transportation of a 19 metre boat between North Walsham and Yarmouth. Chainsaws are used to cut away the overhanging tree's near Stalham. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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Traffic slowed to a crawl as a 65ft boat made its maiden voyage to Great Yarmouth by road today.

Transporting the 20ft high vessel meant trimming overhead branches as it was delivered to Alicat Shipyard from where she will be launched next week.

Maresia is the largest yacht to have been built by North Walsham based luxury boat builder Windboats Marine.

The hull and superstructure have been designed by Norfolk designer Andrew Wolstenholme and the interior styled by Ipswich based Synolo Design.

Powered by twin 800hp engines, the vessel has been fitted with full hydraulic systems, including a wireless joystick control.

After intensive sea-trials, Maresia will head to her home berth in Jersey, from where her owners will cruise extensively in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Windboats managing director Oliver James said the plan was to close the A47 Acle Straight in the Yarmouth to Acle direction for a short period to allow the boat to pass safely.

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