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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Check out the latest video from the Spirited 480 Roam crew in the Lau Island group, Fiji. This amazing paradise is worth a look, check it out here...

 

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

You may remember this Ripple which was sea-trialled in raw Duflex! Since then the owner has spent a lot of effort fitting this little boat out. There is storage below the helm seat, hydraulic steering, an anchor locker, bilge pump and even nav lights! The engine is a 15hp Mercury with electric start and tilt! All that's missing is the espresso machine! This would have to be the most elaborate fit-out of the smaller sized Ripple's so far.

Congrats go to the owner who has done a great job on the finish! 

There is a Youtube video clip of the boat underway for anyone interested: click here

 

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Monday, 26 September 2016

 

Chris Downing has been enjoying the last few months cruising the East Coast since his departure from
Port Stephens in July. His Spirited 380 Tasha was fitted with a brand new set of North sails for the trip.
Chris recounts some highlights from his trip below:
 


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"My brother Andrew, brother in-law Chris and myself sailed non-stop from Soldiers Point to the Gold Coast in 53 hrs. I don’t think this is any kind of record but it sounds good.

Then my mother Bev, step father Mike, Andrew and myself motored through the GC Seaway to Manly (zero wind).

Andrew and I sailed from Manly to Rosslyn Bay (Yeppon) where Andrew jumped ship. Then its was just me to the Whitsundays.

I’ve had friends visiting and have Andrew, his wife Elizabeth, son Lachlan and myself to sailing back from the Whitsundays to Rosslyn Bay.

Then its myself again (I’m hoping my father Frank will join me) back to Manly where she will have a marina berth at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club (MBTBC) Marina.

Had mixture of very light to strong (0-25) SW - SE most of the way. Top speed was 16 kts.

A couple of times we averaged 12 kts over several hours.

Tasha has performed very well (overtook several yachts/cats sailing north) and easy as to sail single handed.." 

Tasha is now up for sale for anyone wanting a beautifully finished example of this design. Please contact us for further details.

 

 

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Check out the latest video of the stunning sailing grounds of New Caledonia and also how this design handles the long passages. Roam is now in Fiji so we can't wait to see some footage of this iconic cruising destination.

Click here to view the latest video...

 

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Sunday, 03 July 2016

Apart from a few 4.2m Ripple's this is the first of the smaller models to be built using Duflex balsa. The reason being is that the builder is planning to build his larger live-aboard catamaran from the same product so a perfect way to practice! 

We will bring you more about this project as it progresses...

 

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Check out the new video from the Roam crew with footage of the crossing to Middleton Reef!! With water so clear Roam appears to be floating! Click on the image below to view.

Can't wait to see the next installment to Noumea!

 

 

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Thursday, 09 June 2016

Spirited 480 Roam is now in Noumea New Caledonia. What a place to be, enjoy!!

 

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

The Spirited 480 is featured on the cover of the latest edition of the Australian Multihull World Magazine with comprehensive article coverage within. The feature includes support from contributing key suppliers such as Harken, Allyacht Spars and Lombardini. There is also updates of the Roam crew's adventures and more detailed information on the design. For anyone who hasn't read the article this can be viewed in our Press area of our website, click on the image below to view:

 

 

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Friday, 27 May 2016

The Roam crew called into Port Stephens for a visit while they were waiting for a weather window for their leg to NZ. It was a great opportunity to catch up with the crew before their exciting adventure into the Pacific. 

 

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

This Canadian builder is making progress with his Spirited 380. He is resin infusing his foam core panels on a laminating table and is very happy with the results. The savings he made on shipping the kit to Canada he has put into making his own panels. This is now an exciting option for the DIY 'infusion' enthusiast who has a keen interest in this cutting edge building process.

For more information about this option please contact us to find out more.

 

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