A nice passage down the coast to Torquay with light winds blowing from the east we ended up motor-sailing most of the way to keep our speed up. Turned out the Genoa furling line that was seen to be too short at handover has not been rectified, not that it would have made a whole … Continue reading 29 – June Torquay
We spent a lot of time looking for the right sails for the new boat, and in particular talking with Peter Sanders in Lymington about the right specification. Fast forward and it's really nice that Chris Sanders sent us some pictures of the sails being produced. It's great to see the detail and care that … Continue reading Our Sanders Sails are Ready to go!
Discovery just sent this through, so the next time I see her will be in Dusseldorf. Will be good to see her all nice and sparkly. If you are at the show come and say hello, I am going along to keep an eye on her and get some of the bits and pieces that … Continue reading Wrapped and ready to roll!
Back down to Marchwood to see how the 480 is progressing, its getting very exciting now because many parts of the boat are beginning to look like the finished article. Of course there is still a lot to do, but now you really get the sense that it's the home straight.... So today I spent … Continue reading Nov 22 Factory visit
Back at Discovery Yachts again for this weeks visit. Now much of the deck gear and lockers have been installed, and the stainless steel fabrications are now arriving to be installed. Down below cabin linings and ceilings are being fixed, before being removed once more for coverings to be applied. Here's a picture of the … Continue reading Nov 14 Factory Visit
Another visit to the Discovery Yachts Group factory to have a look at the progress on our 480. Up on the build floor three are now three 480's side by side, and its good to see everybody is so busy with 2 Bluewater 50 catamarans, and Discovery and Southerly models including a 540 also taking … Continue reading Nov 08 Factory visit
Visited the factory yesterday to answer a couple of questions, and of course take a quick look at progress of the build. She is coming on fast now with the deck now on and the glass being fitted. The stemhead fitting is now in place so very boat like now... 480 no 5 is just … Continue reading Nov 3 Factory visit