Oh no, I've just turned 55years of age but the up side, is that Rees will always be 2 years older !
Rees & I retired 7 years ago & have been involved with yachts ever since. We bought our first yacht from Townsville & were so thrilled with our Roger Simpson designed trimaran, that we thought we'd have her forever. However, "Liahona" only served her surpose for 6 years before we began to feel that we needed more space. Of course that was going to be in the form of a catamaran, so after buying the hull & deck of a Chincogan design, we set about building our next yacht.
Of course we didn't have time for sitting back with cocktails then as every day was spent on the boat, grinding, bogging, sanding & all the other horrible jobs that go with boat building. However, every afternoon was spent with a nice cold beer or wine in our hands as we sat back & perused the day's efforts.
2007 was spent building our pride & joy, "Windy Spirit", & after cruising aboard her during 2008, we are more than happy with her. We both love the space that she offers us as "liveaboards" & love her performance on the water. For a 40ft yacht, she's quite fast & because I just love speed, she suits me down to the ground.