Follow our cruising blog aboard our Selene 60 yacht – MV Destiny – as we build a very customised trawler at the Jet Tern shipyard in China. We have to deal with the Covid-19 crisis mid-build and readjust all our plans! Our plan is to travel the world starting from Hong Kong, heading first for the Philippines and to see how far we can get. Nothing we do seems to happen easily – so we are keeping our minds open, and will be grateful for every new experience we gain.

Sunrise Hong Kong

Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is well placed as a commissioning centre for new yachts coming from the Chinese shipyards. A strange mix of East and West and one of the most…
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Boat Life in Hong Kong

Boat Life Begins in Hong Kong

We finally move aboard Destiny as soon as she is delivered and our Hong Kong boat life is underway. We have to first stow all our gear and deal…
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Destiny in her berth

At Last!! Destiny DELIVERED!

After four years in the build process, we finally take delivery of our yacht in Hong Kong. Hard to believe she is really with us now! But the…
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Boat Testing on Sea Trial

Boat Delays and Quarantine

Almost a year to the day, I wrote a blog with an update on our boat. At the time, we had no idea how long we would be separated…
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Ed in Hong Kong Lockdown

Building a Boat in Lockdown

Here we are in April 2021 and it still seems we are no closer to getting together again and taking delivery of Destiny from the boat yard. Building a boat…

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Design and Planning

Selene Factory Visit Number #2

The time arrives for our next quarterly factory visit to Selene in China.  This is always an exciting time when we will get to see and feel the boat in…

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Deck Join

Deck Join is a Key Milestone

September 2018 sees Destiny start to look like a real boat! The deck finishes cooking in its mould and towards the end of the month everything is ready to be…

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