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GRIDLOCKED CABINS:  Progress Update Aug. 15&16, 2019

GRIDLOCKED CABINS: Progress Update Aug. 15&16, 2019

Everyone at Naval Yachts had a well deserved break to celebrate the big four day Kurban Bayramı holiday as families gathered to enjoy time with each other and friends and LOTS of great food.  So a short blog update for this two day work week.  As the title...

Furniture, Hoses, Hatches & Cleats Oh MY!

Furniture, Hoses, Hatches & Cleats Oh MY!

As the title of this week’s XPM78-01 progress update suggests it was a multi faceted action fest all week.  First fitting of the built in furniture in the Master Cabin picked up where we left off last week and then a flurry of new components entered the scene...

FIRST FITTING of FURNITURE:  Week of July 22-26, 2019

FIRST FITTING of FURNITURE: Week of July 22-26, 2019

Cabinetry predominated the progress this week as the building of XPM78-01 aka Möbius continues “all engines ahead full”.  And a very exciting new stage was added to the list of “firsts” as per this week’s title with the first of the cabinetry being moved inside...

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...

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...

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

Searching for Sunrise

Searching for Sunrise

I've been here before. This is not my first time taking part in a new boat build. It was 1978, and I was 23 years old when my first husband Jim and I decided that we wanted to build a bigger boat, so we could make a living doing sailing charters. Jim had built boats...

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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