Delivery was done in the last three days of October 2010.
She is currently undergoing a major refit and upgrades to enable her to travel in style and comfort to distant destinations.
Here are some images from her delivery from Split, Croatia to Koper, Slovenia.
After a week of strong Bora the wind has died and the sky was blue, so we were motoring for first few hours.
At sunset the wind died, so we lowered the sails and motored easily through smooth water.
Half of the crew at breakfast. Faces are tired, but our spirits were high. The boat was so stable that we prepared breakfast as in a marina. On the picture below we are doing 6 to 7 knots on a broad reach.
Next day the wind was strong, 25 to 30 steady with gusts to 40 knots - forecast even warned about stronger gusts. They mentioned something like 60 knots. Well, most we saw on our instrument was 37 knots apparent when running at 7 or 8 knots, so it was not more then 45.
I see more joy on admiral's face then concern. We were running, so I decided to not hoist main at all. We sailed under Genoa alone (first full then partially rolled) and we easily made 7 knots to 8 knots on GPS with occasional 9 knot mark. Life is good.Who cares if it is raining from time to time.
This was the first boat we saw on water in whole day. We are now close to Savudrija.
Here it is! Savudrija. The last lighthouse before we leave Croatian waters and sail into Slovenija.
We rounded Savudria, and went from running into reaching. Still under reefed Genoa alone. No main. We rounded Piran peninsula and changed the course to E. Wind was still SSE, so we were beating at about 50 deg. true. Still no main, the boat behaves great.
We have no pictures, we enjoyed the ride too much to think about camera and we had spray over the cockpit. Crazy and fast.
We moored at Customs dock, made formalities in 20 minutes (we have to admit EU did bring some good things, 20 mins is way better than three days in Split) and we were on our way to marina in Koper. Oh, we all wished it would not be over. We started Friday afternoon, arriving Sunday afternoon. 200 nautical miles in 48 hours, not bad if you take into account that we anchored during second night.