Follow us aboard our Selene 60 trawler yacht – MV Destiny – as we build a very customised yacht at the shipyard in China. We deal with the Covid-19 crisis mid-build and then plan to travel the world starting from Hong Kong.

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 in lockdown has proved to be a seemingly endless challenge. It’s now been more than a year since we said…
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Planning

Selene Factory Visit

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 the flesh!  This particular visit was quite difficult for me – we were right in the middle of the due…
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Hull lamination

Deck Join is a Milestone

September 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 joined together. The floor section has already been installed inside the hull. The battening and cabling has been getting on well…
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Deck infusion

Deck and infusion techniques

So we have the lower hull – but that’s only half of the boat! The next step in the manufacturing process is to laminate the upper half. This will actually be the middle deck when its finished. For those who haven’t got a clue what lamination means, this is the…
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Bulbous Bow Released

Our Selene 60 Trawler is Born!

The day has finally come when we get to see our new Selene 60 trawler for the first time. We’re excited to be able to witness the release of the hull!  We have no idea how that works and are looking forward to learning.  The Jet Tern driver picked us…
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Hong Kong Skyline

First Trip to China

Finally the time came for us to make the long awaited trip to China – but in true Zadelhoff style, nothing is ever simple.  Once again, we were travelling from different places with me living on the tiny island of Gozo in the middle of the Mediterranean and Ed currently…
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