HUDDERSFIELD Sea Cadets' new boats have gone on their maiden voyages.
The launchings took place at Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge.
The Zodiac Cherokee, a rigid inflatable costing £8,000, was bought with the help of charitable donations and money raised by the Sea Scouts.
The Pico, a small sailing dinghy, was supplied by the Defence Ministry.
The inflatable will be used as a safety boat, to rescue any cadets who get into difficulty in the water.
It was bought to replace a boat damaged by arson at the Sea Scouts' HQ at Snow Island, Huddersfield.
The Pico will be used to teach cadets sailing, using a Royal Yacht Association programme.
Kirklees Clr Christine Smith was invited to launch the boats because of her help with Sea Scouts.
* PIC: Clr Smith (right) is seen with officer in command Phil Jones (front left) and cadets (from left) Francesca Rigate, Craig Dawson and Barry Young.
Pictures by Andrew Catchpool (4049/03)