Going Spare – Part 2

As I said in Going Spare: Part 1, a lot depends on the age and type of yacht you have. If you have a relatively new yacht, you can expect to need fewer spares. That expectation however has to take account of the commitment of the crew to carry out daily, weekly and monthly checks. […]

Birth Of A 50ft Blue Water Yacht #17

The Kraken 50 is in the final stages of build now, but our much anticipated launch on 3rd May has been pushed back until June because the Turkish government has just announced the country is to be locked down until 17th May. The final equipment and cabinetry are being fitted to the yacht with ongoing […]

Birth Of A 50ft Blue Water Yacht #15

She’s really taking shape now! With just two months to go before launch, we’re all eagerly anticipating her completion. The onboard electric systems are being installed while the carpentry department finalises the saloon cabinetry and the deck gear begins to be fitted. The aft cabin cabinetry is now being unpacked and installed. The bedside tables […]

Birth Of A 50ft Blue Water Yacht #03

Making the mould: Part 2  The Hull Mould Once the hull is ready, multiple coats of gelcoat are applied evenly over all surfaces. Layers of clear skin coat are applied prior to the first layers of mould laminate. New layers of mould laminate are applied daily. Foam strengtheners are placed along the hull, keel and […]

Dick Beaumont

Dick started sailing as a seven-year-old cub with his father, Don, a Scoutmaster in the 1st & 2nd South Benfleet Sea Scouts in Essex England. His first passage was a creek crawl in a Cadet dinghy from Canvey Island floating bridge to Sewer Bend! For more glamorous destinations he had to wait another 16 years […]