The Giant Yabby

This is an entry from the 2006 Mad Hatter Regatta Race. Till recently the race was held every Australia Day on the Murray River in Albury. The brief was to create a raft with the focus on fun and the madder side of life, while representing something broadly Australian.

The Giant Yabby was built with Owen Everitt. It was our 2006 entry. Anni Gifford assisting with crewing duties.

The Yabby itself is constructed from mostly recycled or reclaimed materials. The base was constructed from discarded windscreen pallets, using ex soft drink concentrate barrels to provide flotation.

The skeleton for the body and claws was created from palm tree branches, and some poly pipe.

It was then clad in material sourced from an end of fabric spool supplier.