Garcia Yachts – Pete Goss ‘What makes a sailing boat an expedition one’ Chronicle 2 (of 6)

What makes a sailing boat an expedition one?

I was recently asked by someone searching the internet for their dream boat ‘what makes a sailing boat an expedition one’. It’s an interesting question for the answer rests with what ‘expedition’ means on an individual level. At the sharp end of the wedge you have boats like Skip Novak’s 48 ton Pelagic Australis which is designed to survive the harshest of conditions and yet remain a safe warm haven for those on board. A rugged base camp able to serve many aspirations from scientific research to remote mountaineering. Whilst we are all drawn to something of this nature she remains, as a little ship, well beyond most peoples needs, budgets and levels of experience.

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News posted March 2021