Free Series: Adventure 40

Trying to find a really good voyaging sailboat that won’t break the bank? Don’t want to spend years of your life on an interminable refit? Disgusted with the marina queens that are being passed off as ocean capable? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a real voyaging sailboat that was ready to take you around the world in safety and comfort for US$200,000?

This is the story of trying to make that dream a reality. Sadly it has not come to fruition, but we can all still learn a lot from this ideal boat.

A Model T Offshore Voyaging Boat

This is the post that started it all. Much has changed since I wrote it, but the core concept remains the same: a strong seaworthy offshore voyaging boat at a reasonable price.


Model T Voyaging Boat Specified

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post suggesting that what we really needed in the offshore voyaging world was a simple, fast, comfortable and safe new boat at an affordable price—a Model T voyaging boat. That post was one of the most popular we have ever published and also elicited some really interesting [...]


Adventure 40—Reliability And Quality

There is a saying that “cruising is the process of working on your boat in exotic places” and it’s distressingly true. Even buying a brand new boat does not fix the problem, let alone fixing up an old one. But I don’t believe it must be that way. Let’s look at how the Adventure 40 will be better than that.


Adventure 40 FAQ—The Boat

There seem to be some recurring themes that have come up in the hundreds of comments to this Online Book. So I thought it would be a good idea to address these in one post.


A Better Chain Plate

While thinking about how to make the Adventure 40 an incredibly trouble free and reliable ocean voyaging boat, I have worried most about two areas: chain plates and the rudder.

Both for the same reason: they are the area in conventional fiberglass production boat construction where stainless steel and fiberglass come together in the presence of salt water to make an unhappy marriage.


Adventure 40, An Overview

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


Adventure 40 Hull Design

After over two years of work and collaboration, here is the hull design for the Adventure 40, together with a discussion of the hull form.


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