Merhaba! We are Wayne and Christine and we would like to share our journey in building our extreme expedition passagemaker, Möbius. We are currently living in Antalya, Turkey where we are working with Artnautica Yacht Design (located in New Zealand) and GreeNaval Yachts here in the Antalya Free Zone to build our Goldilocks boat—that one which is just right for us.

Holly Hull Batman, is that a Boat I Sea in There?

Holly Hull Batman, is that a Boat I Sea in There?

It is Eid al-Fitr here in Turkey right now which is a major 4 day holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting so it as a three and a half day week with a half day on Thursday.  After 30 days of dawn to sunset fasting you can imagine the...

We’ve been Framed!

We’ve been Framed!

Here is your weekly update from GreeNaval Yachts in the Antalya Free Zone on the building of our new all aluminium 24m eXtreme Passage Maker or XPM78 Möbius.  June is here and the heat is on not only with regard to progress on Möbius but with the weather as well and...

Tanks a Lot!  Möbius Hull Week of May 28-June 1, 2018

Tanks a Lot! Möbius Hull Week of May 28-June 1, 2018

For the second week in a row it was all about tanks this week as Team Möbius continues to make fabulous progress building the hull for mv Möbius.  Last week saw most of the tanks being built as sub assemblies and this week these were all lifted into position atop the...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Wow!  This family of unique new eXtreme Passage Makers I’ve been writing about seems to be gaining new members every day. I had no sooner finished writing up yesterday’s “Canadian Kissin’ Cousins” posting about the recently announced Tactical 77 when Andy, one of our...

Canadian Kissin’ Cousins??

Canadian Kissin’ Cousins??

Last month I put up a post “Newest Member of this Family of Passage Makers” about the newest members of Dennis’ Artnautica LRC58 line of boats, the LRC58-3 “Britt” and LRC58-4 “Raw” which have both been launched and are now at sea as will be joined by LRC58-5 being...

Another Day at the Office

Another Day at the Office

One of the many great things about my office at GreeNaval Yachts is that I spend every day sitting in the middle of the Antalya Free Zone which is a collection of some of the world’s largest and most renown shipyards for super yachts.  Every day driving to and from my...

Serendipity leads us to Naval Yachts

Serendipity leads us to Naval Yachts

In July 2016, we launched LEARNATIVITY, our 52-foot steel cutter back into the water after nearly a year on the hard in Fiji. The boat was looking better than ever after a new paint job, and while we loved cruising in our sailboat, we had also been working for more...

Meeting Steve

Meeting Steve

In early September of 2016, Wayne was off on his second boat-building-related trip to Turkey with his bidding package from Dennis in hand, while I returned to LEARNATIVITY in Fiji by myself. We had left the boat in a hurry( to return for the birth of a grandchild)...

Switching from sail to power

Switching from sail to power

It was Christmas, 2014. We were anchored in the lagoon of an atoll in the Marshall Islands, Majuro, off a gorgeous little motu called Eneko. That was to be only the second Christmas that Wayne and I had spent together. We had met just over a year earlier, when Wayne...

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