“Rehua” is an Antares/PDQ 44, picked for her all round build quality, sailability with a young family, and yes once you get used to the sheer line, her looks! (Find out more about the boat’s features on the the antares website http://www.liveantares.com and on Ted Clements’ (the designer) blog http://catamaranconcepts.com).
Top of our boat list was and still is shaft drive, in the catamaran world this reduces your choice of boat by a factor of 9/10, the only other serious contender was a 2003 Catana 521, unfortunately she was just too much boat for our purposes, perhaps when the boys are grown!
We have a bucket list to empty in Marmaris, all hands to the pumps.
I can smell the grease and diesel already.
Updates to follow!
Three weeks in and things are pretty much as expected, I wont bore with the list but just about all major systems on the boat are tired and will get a proper overhaul. Cosmetically she is looking great we have re dressed her in off white awnings and finally the Rehua stickers are on and she’s ours!
Come on Mastervolt, its not a Christmas present!
A few more weeks of hard work and we are ready to set sail. Let the adventure begin!