New Morning is For Sale!
New Morning has been the primary focus of our lives for more than eight years. Beginning in 2004 we spent four years planning, designing and then building our ideal cruising yacht. Since 2008 we’ve sailed over 16,000 miles, visited countless anchorages and watched hundreds of sunsets from Maine, across the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific via the Galapagos to French Polynesia and finally to our home in California. We have had an incredible adventure and now other adventures off the water are tugging at us for attention.
New Morning has been our home for the majority of the last four years so it is with very mixed emotions that we’ve made the decision to sell her. We believe New Morning provides unparalleled safety and performance on passage coupled with an elegant and comfortable home when at anchor. Additional details are available at Yachtworld. Interested parties should contact David Walters Yachts for a first hand look.
In this web site you will find the story of how we conceived of New Morning, as well as the thinking that went into her design and a photographic history of her construction by Lyman Morse. In our blog you can read the stories of our day to day life onboard. Add finally you’ll find a thorough description and documentation of all aspects of New Morning’s design, specifications and systems. The web site is broken into the following sections:
What’s New A blog documenting our travels since 2008 and notice of updates to the web site.
Where’s New Morning Links to a map which shows our route since roughly 2009 and our current location. Give it a little time to load, then use the controls to pan, zoom and examine the route.
Where We’ve been Photos of where we’ve been, including major passages. These are arranged in reverse chronological order, most current first.
About New Morning For a quick summary, see Just the Facts, then look at In the News for the occasional press coverage of New Morning, and some great pictures by Billy Black. In the Design section you’ll find the story of how we came to be building a custom boat designed by Chuck Paine, with a description of the design process and some of the design documents. The Systems section, not yet complete, describes the various systems and contains a fair amount of technical information. And finally the Construction section has a number of photos of the boat under construction, the mockups that have been created along the way, and a basic description of the build process. Clicking on a photo on an index page will lead you to a larger photo or occasionally to a document.
Help from our friends And finally, thanks to all the people who helped us create and enjoy our adventure.
Contact Drop us a note if you’ve got a question or just want to say hi!
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