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Owner: The Cruising Kiwis

Exciting New Boat Build - Sailing Catamaran


Location: Rebak Island Resort & Marina, Langkawi
Latitude: 6.29000000
Longitude: 99.70000000
Published: 17 Mar 2024

Exciting New Boat Build - Sailing Catamaran

With our sailing catamaran hauled out on the hard at Rebak Marina, Malaysia receiving a swag of boat jobs our minds can't help but turn to the excitement and luxury of a new boat in our midst. A brand new Portafino 52 Sailing Catamaran is presently production in Dubai. The new owner is non other than Clint our Patron who joined us aboard Javelot to help crew her from Phuket to Langkawi. Maybe one day we can help crew his boat too!?

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Much love to you all,
Rob, Rachel, Finn, Declan, Ivan

In 1997, after rowing at the Atlanta Olympics, Rob rowed a tiny 7m (22 foot) plywood boat 2,500 miles from Tenerife (Canary Islands) to Barbados (Caribbean). It took six weeks for Rob and rowing partner, Phil Stubbs, to complete winning the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race.

Skip forward to 2014 and, married with three children, Rob and his wife Rachel purchased Javelot, a 43 ft Fountaine Pajot catamaran. Armed only with Rob's 3 years of racing P class yachts from the age of 11 to 13, and Rachel's non existent sailing knowledge, We set off to learn the ropes of ocean sailing. We broke stuff, replaced stuff and got to know their boat before heading offshore with the kids, Finn (then 13), Declan (then 11) and Ivan (then 8), in tow. Through trial and error we have become confident wayfarers, kind of.
The plan? To sail around the world.
Part of the journey will be retracing Rob’s eldest brother Kerry’s travels at sea. Using Kerry’s original letters from the 1970’s we hope to retrace his movements from Australia through Indonesia and South East Asia to Cambodia where Kerry’s life was cut short after straying into Cambodian waters in 1978. Kerry and two friends were attacked by a Khmer Rouge gun boat, captured, tortured and executed. www.brothernumberone.co.nz
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