One Man and his Yacht...

 Anchored in a beautiful bay in Columbia

Anchored in a beautiful bay in Columbia

It’s been a couple of years since the Fairlie 53 left Europe with her owner, for a long leisurely single handed series of voyages exploring the trade wind routes.

A few years ago a European gentleman approached us to design him a bespoke yacht. He desired a spacious interior, with easy maneuverability and directional stability, as it was to be used for short handed long distance voyaging. This meant a change from the commonly-used fin keel, to a longer keel, with separate, skeg-hung rudder. Attention to detail and high end joinery, were of course significant factors in his choice of Fairlie.

 A stowaway catches a free ride!

A stowaway catches a free ride!

The completed yacht has been away from our shores for almost three years now, venturing from Europe to South America in the autumn of 2016. This long adventure has taken him across the Atlantic to the Caribbean Islands. After exploring various locations in the Caribbean sea, he made his way through the Panama Canal, and to the Galapagos Islands and then the Marquesas.

The yacht will stay in French Polynesia until the end of the cyclone season before moving onto New Zealand and then who knows…….

see the Fairlie 53 on www.fairlieyachts.com

 A great B&W picture, down wind with code zero and poled out genoa to windward

A great B&W picture, down wind with code zero and poled out genoa to windward