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 expensive cities on earth, life in Hong Kong can be an interesting experience.

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Buying a yacht direct from the shipyard

When you buy a new yacht, there are a number of ways you can go about this. Normally, you would buy from a local dealer who will help you with the design and specification and liaise with the shipyard on your behalf. But there is another way to save large amounts of money – to buy direct from the shipyard.

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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 last few months has been a very stressful time, trying to get us to the end of the process. We still have a lot of work to do before we will be ready to cruise, but at least we are now living onboard ….

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Machinery and Hydraulics

Machinery and hydraulics is about how you move, control and steer the boat. Of course this includes the engine which generally moves you backwards and forwards, with the help ofRead More


For the benefit of non-boating readers, anti-fouling is a special type of paint which is applied to the parts of the hull which are under the water. This is meantRead More

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Technical Library

Technical Design The technical design of our Selene 60 Ocean Trawler has been the result of endless hours of research on top of the experience of living on board ourRead More

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 and when the boat could be finished. We certainly did not expect that a year later we would still be sitting in limbo.