Members' Online Book: Boat Design & Selection—Ovni 435, Chapter 18 of 18

Achieving The Impossible

In harbour - our comfortable floating home

When we ordered Pèlerin, we had some pretty specific ideas about what we wanted from her as a home, and as a voyaging machine – and then we had to find a way of making these two contradictory requirements meet in practice.

In effect we have two boats – one is a floating home with a full sized bedroom cabin forward, the other has a more conventional seagoing interior, where the bedroom becomes (largely) a stowage area. And both are essential in order for her to fulfill her dual role, which is two people living aboard full time, and being on the move for considerable periods each year.

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Meet the Author

Colin Speedie

Colin, European Correspondent here at AAC, is a deeply experienced offshore sailor who holds a Yachtmaster licence, and a gifted photographer and talented writer who has added a whole new dimension to Attainable Adventure Cruising. In addition, since Colin and Louise are from England and had their OVNI 435, Pèlerin built in France, they bring a European perspective to our site. You can read more about Colin and Louise and their business at their website.

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