Summarizing the Adventure 40—a reliable, simple, safe, fast and reasonably priced offshore voyaging boat—and the mission for said boat.
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.
Table of Contents:
A chapter to keep us all, including me, on the straight and narrow path to a good boat as we reveal and discuss the Adventure 40 design in the coming weeks.
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.
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.
A short chapter exploring the Adventure 40 value proposition today and relating that to the past.
To understand boats and how much it costs to build a boat like the Adventure 40 you need to understand boat size and that has just about nothing to do with length overall.
The original hull specification that Erik worked from when designing the Adventure 40.
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.
The Adventure 40 rig and deck plan is in keeping with the design philosophy for the boat and sailing offshore is prioritized over all else, but the design will also work well for coastal sailing and even club racing.
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.
Engine and drive train specification for the Adventure 40.
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.
In this post I’m going to address questions, both asked directly and implied, about my role in bringing the Adventure 40 to reality.
Designing a boat is an iterative process with many steps, as John finds out while working on the design of the Adventure 40.
Solving a fundamental problem standing between us and a real Adventure 40 that we can sail away.
The latest developments with the Adventure 40, a great offshore voyaging boat at an incredible price.