Hey Paulo, Ya sorry about your name, it was late at night and you know!
Tracy has cancer and we are at home taking care of that for now. She is doing well and we are going to sail no matter what this year. We had planed to leave from Panama
where the boat is and head
back to New Zealand
then up to Borneo to do the jungle rivers there. But the Tropics and cancer are not suited so I will go to Panama
in April get the boat ready and sail her up the the East coast
of the USA where Tracy can meet me. From there we will sail up the New Brunswick Canada
Visiting relations and friends along the way. We will put the boat on the hard
somewhere and most likely next May 2017 sail her back to Europe
Boreal was at the Dusseldorf show last year where they won the expedition boat of the year if I recall
. Beat the hell out of Jimmy Cornells boat.
Your right though they don't advertise anywhere but on the AAC website,(Morgans Cloud). They have now gone to 10 boats a year I guess up from six. That helps a lot with the waiting list to get one.
Yes, the Boreal 44 is everything we expected and a lot more. She is the most sea kindly boat of expedition sailing we have done in 40 some odd years. She is fast strong and can really go anywhere! I'm doing a winter weather
routing for Sila the Boreal that's been around the horn and the Antarctic then non stop up to England
. They left 10 days ago from Falmouth England
back to the Carib and she handled the Bay of Biscay, and the Spanish coast in some really lousy winter weather
. She is now about to enter the trades and swing west.
I just received a bunch of photos from Jean Francois Eeman, one of the owners of Boreal aboard his Boreal 44 that he took while down in the Antarctic for last month. Great, amazing pics, said he only had one storm for 12 hours and 60 plus knots of wind
. They did just fine.
We will see you when we get back to Europe
and go eat some of that great seafood you produce.