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Full Frontal:  Weekly Progress Update for Dec. 3-7, 2018

Full Frontal: Weekly Progress Update for Dec. 3-7, 2018

A bit of a slower week as the move to the new Naval Yachts shipyard continues as we are now in the midst of the most disruptive phase; moving the people!  Moving the boats was relatively quick and easy but moving all the staff along with all our computers, monitors,...

Just About Topped Off  November 26-30, 2018

Just About Topped Off November 26-30, 2018

Not quite as “moving” or dramatic of a week this time after the flurry of activity moving Möbius and Legacy from the original Naval Yachts boatyard to the new one so this post will be much shorter for you.  If you have been following along with our blog for some time...

A VERY Moving Week!  Building mv Möbius Nov. 19-23, 2018

A VERY Moving Week! Building mv Möbius Nov. 19-23, 2018

Whew!  What a week here at Naval Yachts.  The time has finally come to start making the move to the brand new home of Naval Yachts here in the Antalya Free Zone.  The building isn’t fully finished yet but the shop side is ready so we started moving boats and as you...

Topping The Tank Tops – Nov. 12-16 2018

Topping The Tank Tops – Nov. 12-16 2018

While I spent this past week up in Amsterdam walking the miles of aisles of the HUGE METS 2018 Marine Equipment & Trades Show the rest of Team Möbius was hard at work getting the frames for the tank access ports welded to the tank tops and they also started work...

Welding Wonderland

Welding Wonderland

This was not only a full 5 day week is was 5 days filled with welding, welding, welding.  Not that this is anything new, building a metal hull is mostly about welding.   This is all more so the case now that almost all the cutting is done with CNC machines which take...

Stairways to Heaven

Stairways to Heaven

It was only a 4 day week here as it was the big Republic Day here in Turkey marking the 95th anniversary of when Ataturk formed this amazing country we are now enjoying so much.  However the shorter week certainly didn’t slow down Team Möbius as they all picked up the...

Wayne

Wonderful Week of Wandering

Wonderful Week of Wandering

The week of August 20-24th was a big holiday here in Turkey as this marks the five day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and pretty much all businesses, schools, banks and government agencies were all closed.  We found this Q&A on the hajj pilgrimage to be...

Wonderous Week in Antalya

Wonderous Week in Antalya

Last week Christine and I took advantage of our fabulous location here in Antalya Turkey to take a break from building our eXtreme eXpedition Passage Maker boat Möbius and go on some land based eXpeditions.After a 5 minute drive from our home and Naval Yachts, we met...

Gardner + Aluminium = Goldilocks eXtreme eXploration Passage Maker

Gardner + Aluminium = Goldilocks eXtreme eXploration Passage Maker

A quick post to refer you to a 2016 article in Yachting World magazine which Christine came across with an article about a fascinating fellow ex sailor now eXtreme eXploration passage maker David Cowper who recently completed one of the most challenging passages...

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...

Christine

Loving Life in Turkey

Loving Life in Turkey

When we were going through the process of choosing a boat builder, we knew that the location mattered a great deal to us. We didn’t know for sure how long it would take to build the boat, but we knew we would be measuring the time in years, not months, so it had to be...

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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