Long and Slender

Most Shantyboats are built like barges…  their square shape seen as a logical way to maximize space and ease the build.   And then there is this boat….

Wind Horse has finished her seventh season of cruising, there are 5600 hours on her engines, and more than 50,000 miles have passed under her svelte canoe body. She has traveled from New Zealand to Alaska, through Panama to Greenland, across the North Atlantic to the British Isles, and cruised Norway to Svalbard and the Arctic ice pack to within 600 miles of the North Pole. She has coasted Spain, been with the glitterati in the Balearic Islands, and set a record in the ARC from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean, that could stand for a long time. She made it fom Las Palmas to St. Lucia (across the Atlantic) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and on to Marathon without stopping for fuel. This year has been less ambitious, with just the East Coast of the US to Maine and back on the itinerary. All of this in comfort, with minimal maintenance, and a very limited list of gremlins.

So, we think Wind Horse is due for a bit of pampering.

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Originally posted 2016-06-06 21:33:43.

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  1. Wow. Spent several days, on and off, reading every bit of the website associated with this ship and it’s sisters. These folks design and build top notch, 1100+ mile range, ocean crossing shanties. Saying they’re ‘nice’ just doesn’t seem to do them justice. 🙂

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