More than 1,000 people turned out to see the launch of a boat crafted from 1,200 pieces of wood, including fragments from the Mary Rose and Jimi Hendrix's guitar.
The boat, named Collective Spirit, was built to mark the Olympics as part of a national art project.
Described as a "floating collage of memories", The Boat Project has been funded by the Arts Council England's Artists' Taking the Lead project as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The artists who came up with the idea, Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan, visited 20 locations across the region seeking contributions to be used in the building of the craft, which was constructed at Thornham Marina, near Emsworth.
Visit ITV Meridian for more on the boat's maiden voyage.