|Adventure 40 lines in preliminary drawing|
|Erik de Jong on board Bagheera self designed and built|
The whole thrust of the Adventure 40 concept was to mass produce a brilliant, rugged, sea kindly, tough, go anywhere sweet looking craft at an affordable price. That cut off point is USD200,000, completed, fully fitted out and ready to go. Following much research and enthusiastic follow up by Erik, he has come back with confidence that that target can be met. With his experience in the commercial design sector of the marine industry, you can be pretty sure that this target can be achieved.
The key of course is going be able to have the ability to build this boat in large numbers and to date 97 people have signed up to the project. This an exciting number and I would expect that many more will sign on in the near future now that this announcement has been made.
Like all projects of this nature, they are quite some time in incubation, when suddenly critical mass is reached and they take off. The Adventure 40 project in one such of these and 2014 will be an exciting year for her.
Here is the link to John's latest blog post where you can read all the finer details of progress and comments http://www.morganscloud.com/2013/12/26/adventure-40-its-happening/
We all wish the very best of luck for much progress in 2014.
Images courtesy Attainable Adventure Cruising
You can read much more about the cruising lifestyle in my book 'Sailing Adventures in Paradise' downloadable from my website http://www.sailboat2adventure.com/