Luna was built by myself and a professional boat builder. She is my 5th yacht and represents the culmination of what I wanted in a cruising yacht.
The construction was managed as a full time project and she was launched in 9 months. After launch we took off to Darwin, competed in the 2004 Darwin to Bali Race and then spent the subsequent two years in South East Asia and Western Pacific.
While based in Tasmania she has cruised extensively around the Island as well as racing in the Channel and participating in many regattas.
In 2014 we participated in the Darwin to Ambon Yacht race and achieved a 2nd in the 2nd division. This was followed by a season in the Kimberley region and then back down the East Coast. In 2017 while on the Gold Coast we reunited with Keith Sutcliffe (the original boat builder) and conducted a refit, respray and now she presents as new.
Luna has all the benefits of a combination of wooden construction and modern materials (epoxy), she is light, fast, comfortable and yet retains a traditional feel with low maintenance.
Luna demonstrates the benefits of strip plank construction, owner builder methodologies and a modern design.