Offshore motorboats could be safer, faster, and much, much, more fuel efficient. John looks at how, and some innovative boats that are making that happen. Complimentary Chapter
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Boat Design & Selection
John has long been a critic of the current state of motorboat design but now he's seeing some exciting new designs that bode well for the future. Complimentary Post
Mick and Bee have cruised for 15 years and over 70,000 miles on less than US$250,000 all told, including the purchase price of their gaffer, "Hannah". And they have numerous northern high latitude cruises under their belt. Mick writes about what it takes to make live-aboard cruising possible on a tight budget. Complimentary Post
The Golden Globe Race 2018 is on and AAC will be there. This post is one of the most exciting we have ever published, with news that will make a real difference to you, the readers of AAC...don't even think about missing this.
Christopher looks at the gear choices he and Molly made when they fitted out their Boreal 47, in light of their just completed 30,000 mile voyage to some of the world's most challenging cruising destinations.
If you are looking to buy a new or used boat, you need to read this book, because it will save you a lot of heart ache.
FREE Introductory Chapter Solving a fundamental problem standing between us and a real Adventure 40 that we can sail away.
I'm in rant mode again, but not just to stir things up. This is a situation that genuinely scares me, and it needs fixing.
Colin's in-depth review of the English built Rustler 37.
The first in Colin's two part report on his visit to English boatbuilder Rustler Yachts.
I rarely attend major boat shows these days, and sincerely don’t regret it. In the past I spent many a day on stands for whoever it was that I was working for, or supporting, at that time, generally in the foul aired mausoleum that housed the late, lamented (?) London Boat Show at Earl’s Court. Not [...]
Free Introductory Chapter Buying a boat is really difficult: What features are vital? Which features are dispensable? In this chapter, John comes up with a way for you to figure out what you need in a boat...and what you don't.
Every time I post about structural issues or refits the subject of poor surveys of used boats comes up. Now I'm sure there are many reputable surveyors out there striving to do the best job they can, but on the other hand I am hearing a distressing number of stories about surveys that were sketchy at [...]
FREE Introductory Chapter summarizing the Adventure 40—a reliable, simple, safe, fast and reasonably priced offshore voyaging boat—and the mission for said boat.
We have written a lot about hull construction materials and impact resistance. In this post I relate a true story about when construction strength and impact resistance were dramatically tested right before my eyes.