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Asian Boat Builders Article - Suggestions

07 April 2014 - 01:49 AM

I have to get a pretty big article done this week about boat builders in Asia. I would be so appreciative to get some input from CA and SA on which builders I should include, or also WHAT is currently happening with yacht building in Asia.

 

I know this group is mostly going to contribute ideas on sailing yachts. While the magazine has had a focus on luxury Yachts 40M+, my wife has just been hired as assistant editor partly because the owner of the mag wants to have more content and focus on our type of sailing - Cruising and racing for boats int he 30-50 or so foot range. It is never going to be anything like 'Practical Sailor' or 'Good Old Boat' (two of my fav mags)

 

So any ideas of who MUST be included, who is doing something interesting, or a general THEME for what is happening would be great. Sail and Power included. You may PM me or post here.

 

Thanks!


Asian Boat Builders Article - Suggestions

07 April 2014 - 01:47 AM

I have to get a pretty big article done this week about boat builders in Asia. I would be so appreciative to get some input from CA and SA on which builders I should include, or also WHAT is currently happening with yacht building in Asia.

 

I know this group is mostly going to contribute ideas on sailing yachts. While the magazine has had a focus on luxury Yachts 40M+ my wife has just been hired as assistant editor partly because the owner of the mag wants to have more content and focus on our type of sailing - Cruising and racing for boats int he 30-50 or so foot range. It is never going to be anything like 'Practical Sailor' or 'Good Old Boat' (two of my fav mags)

 

So any ideas of who MUST be included, who is doing something interesting, or a general THEME for what is happening would be great. Sail and Power included. You may PM me or post here.

 

Thanks!


We are buying a boat

01 April 2014 - 02:46 AM

We have found a Valiant 40 in Northern California for sale from a private owner. I had a friend who spent many years as a marine surveyor take a look at her and we have made an offer I expect the owner cant refuse.

 

She needs a few things done, mostly DIY for me. But there is one major issue -

 

the V40 has one of those oft-maligned Off-center Companionway's. How does a boat with a dangerous feature like this become one of the most popular cruising boats ever?

 

Can anyone recommend a shipwright anywhere between SFran and Portland that could handle a job of this scale? I will be happy as long as we get it done by next year.

 

Removing the lifelines and stanchions I can do myself (cup-holders, if there ever were any have already been removed) but re-configuring the companionway and the required changes to the interior layout are far beyond my abilities.

 

Can't wait to sail 'Stultus Aprilis'

 

 


Rolex China Seas Race

31 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

Experienced couple, M&F, 47yo, Looking for a ride for the Rolex China Seas Race. We have an assignment from Asia Pacific Boating magazine to write a first person article on the race.

 

If you are looking for experienced, capable crew to help you win this race, and to have your team/vessel showcased in Asia's premier boating magazine PM me here and I will send you our sailing resume's.

 

Feel free to pass on the info

 

http://www.asia-pacificboating.com/


Rolex China Seas Race

31 March 2014 - 07:44 AM

Experienced couple, M&F, 47yo, Looking for a ride for the Rolex China Seas Race. We have an assignment from Asia Pacific Boating magazine to write a first person article on the race.

 

If you are looking for experienced, cable crew to help you win this race, and to have your team/vessel showcased in Asia's premier boating magazine PM me here and I will send you our sailing resume's.

 

Feel free to pass on the info

 

http://www.asia-pacificboating.com/