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Z-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.

Table of Contents:

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.

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.

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 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.

Adventure 40 Rig and Deck Design

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.

Adventure 40 Interior Design

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.

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.