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Fold-a-Boat: Weekly Progress Update XPM78-01 Möbius Oct 14-18, 2019

Fold-a-Boat: Weekly Progress Update XPM78-01 Möbius Oct 14-18, 2019

Exciting times here at Naval Yachts as the intensity picks up several notches each week as the launch date gets closer.  There were several new components which all involved having things fold up and down, hence this week’s title.  So let’s dive in shall we...

Is it Live or is it Phantasmagoria?

Is it Live or is it Phantasmagoria?

For those of you too young to remember the title refers to a popular commercial in the 1970’s and 80’s for the leading edge of cassette audio tapes made by Memorex which were being touted as so good at capturing audio that they came up with the catchy marketing...

SkyBridge Flies!

SkyBridge Flies!

Weekly Progress Update on XPM78-01 MöbiusSept. 30-Oct. 4, 2019 @ Naval YachtsThe models of the GN60 and XPM78 that were at the Cannes Boat Show last month made it back here and are now gracing the reception area of Naval Yachts.  A great welcome to all visitors...

Tech Talk: XPM78 Möbius Electrical System Overview

Tech Talk: XPM78 Möbius Electrical System Overview

This is the first of the Tech Talk style of articles I promised in THIS previous posting. Many of you have been asking for a more in depth and technical look at the What, Why and How of all the various major systems required for an XPM boat such as Möbius. And not to...

Wayne

Fold-a-Boat: Weekly Progress Update XPM78-01 Möbius Oct 14-18, 2019

Fold-a-Boat: Weekly Progress Update XPM78-01 Möbius Oct 14-18, 2019

Exciting times here at Naval Yachts as the intensity picks up several notches each week as the launch date gets closer.  There were several new components which all involved having things fold up and down, hence this week’s title.  So let’s dive in shall we...

Is it Live or is it Phantasmagoria?

Is it Live or is it Phantasmagoria?

For those of you too young to remember the title refers to a popular commercial in the 1970’s and 80’s for the leading edge of cassette audio tapes made by Memorex which were being touted as so good at capturing audio that they came up with the catchy marketing...

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...

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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