Just come back from our second trip to Alubat to check on progress and take down some of the gear that we will need once she is commissioned – it’s quite amazing the amount of stuff you need on a cruising yacht to be comfortable, and it will take several trips down before it’s all present and correct. This trip we also picked up our liferaft from a local chandlery which we had pre-ordered. This was to avoid the huge amount of red tape and procedural overheads required to take one over on the ferry in our car – seriously you’d think we had wanted to take a box of grenades in our luggage instead of a few flares sealed away in a liferaft!
Anyway, back to the most important thing – the boat
She looks fantastic, so different now the paint is on and the woodwork nearly complete. They’ve done a brilliant job on the paintwork, and the agent told us it was some of the best they have seen. The standard of cabinet making is also very high. We weren’t sure about the new sharper arch style of the doors when we first saw them on a newish alubat last year, it has grown on us.
The launch date is apparently the 14th May so if that holds will will be back down there the week after to commission her and do some sea trials, we’re starting to get a tad excited 🙂