Adventure 40 Interior Design

Chapter 11 of 17 in the Online Book Adventure 40 (Free)

Here is the post many of you have been waiting for these many months. Believe me, the wait was worth it. Erik has come up with a truly brilliant interior arrangement that will be comfortable at sea and wonderful at anchor.

Motor Boat Musings–Part 2

We just published part 2 of our thoughts on Motorboats generally, and those from Nordhavn specifically. We look at seaworthness, fuel burn, the environmental implications, and what all this means to Phyllis and me.

Motor Boat Musings–Part 1

Most sailors, even those who won't admit it, have harboured thoughts about motorboats. But what's it really like on an offshore motorboat, and how does that compare to sailing? Read on to find out.

Adventure 40 Rig and Deck Design

Chapter 10 of 17 in the Online Book Adventure 40 (Free)

Having finished recommissioning our own Morgan's Cloud, we are now ready to get back to revealing and discussing Erik's design for the Adventure 40. Back in June we published the hull lines and now we are moving on to the rig and deck. Erik has come up with a clean and simple layout that will function well at sea. [...]

Budgeting For a Boat

Chapter 20 of 20 in the Online Book How To Buy an Offshore Voyaging Boat

So far we have written a lot about how to buy an offshore boat, but what about the elephant in the room: how can you possibly afford to buy said boat? Matt tackles that thorny subject from the real life point of view of someone working toward just that goal.

Adventure 40 April Bulletin–The Design Spiral

Chapter 17 of 17 in the Online Book Adventure 40 (Free)

I had always thought, like most sailors I suspect, that a naval architect sat down with his or her computer and over a number of weeks a fully formed design emerged. But, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth, as I'm learning watching Erik design the Adventure 40. Boat design is an iterative [...]

Adventure 40–January Bulletin

Chapter 16 of 17 in the Online Book Adventure 40 (Free)

With the Adventure 40 well and truly on her way to becoming a real boat that you can buy, I thought it would be a good idea to keep everyone informed of what's going on with a series of bulletins. This is the first. Andy Schell, over at 59 North interviewed me, in the form [...]

Adventure 40, An Overview

Chapter 1 of 17 in the Online Book Adventure 40 (Free)

A single post summarizing Adventure 40—a reliable, simple, safe, fast and reasonably priced offshore voyaging boat—and the mission for said boat.