Seatrial and Handover on Seahorse II

SeaHorse II SeaHorse II At the start of this week I spent a nice couple of days in the Holy Loch getting to know Seahorse II, the vessel newly purchased by St Hilda Sea Adventures. Towards the end of May, June and July this year I will be skippering her around the western isles and…

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Wild, rugged and awesome!

The west coast of Scotland is all you could imagine it to be, and more!  Wild, rugged, awesome, the superlatives abound and yet in most cases, here they are truly warranted. In 2015 after many years working in the warmer, ‘milk run’ parts of the world my wife and I were excited to be heading…

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Boat Electrics DC / AC

I´ve always enjoyed tinkering with electrics and even started a GCSE in electronics when I was 14. However my YM Offshore took priority and then I left home and went sailing at 16, so I never finished it. Living on my own boat for 6 years though gave me a great opportunity to make lots…

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Spirit of Fortitude – The Royal Scottish Shipping Line

In June 2017 I took over the Spirit of Fortitude a new charter yacht for the West Coast of Scotland. Here are a few pics of the stunning scenery and varied weather we had during our charters and a few photos that just don’t require any explanation… See more about Spirit of Fortitude at www.theroyalscottish.com…

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Eala Bhan – Boréal 55

Today I had the pleasure of a coffee with a lovely couple Patrick and Linda aboard their stunning Eala Bhan in Ardfern Yacht Centre. Eala Bhan is the culmination of an experienced yard coupled with experienced owners and would be a dream yacht for any couple wanting to cruise the world. There is a great…

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Proud Seahorse and Elizabeth G – Hebrides Cruises

Last year (2016) I had the privilege of skippering Elizabeth G a converted Norwegian Rescue Ship for some charters around the West Coast of Scotland and through the Caledonian Canal. Elizabeth G is a beautiful little go anywhere ship, I even heard a story of one of her sister ships encountering and surviving a 360 degree…

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Enif – Rebuild and refit of Open 60

Over the winter 16-17 I refitted the Open 60 ENIF in preparation for competing in the OSTAR 17. The video below covers a little of the work, which also included: 2017 Rig completely stripped, spars painted, checked and reassembled 2017 New Forestay anti torsion stay fitted, and Selden furler factory reconditioned 2017 New Selden furler…

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Rob Roy – View from the mast

This was the view from up the mast on the 41mtr power boat we were commissioning and running, at this stage we were based in Palma, Mallorca. Previously she was called Bikini Queen 2, until we had chance to rename her!

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