Just checking this mast is straight Peter!
Peter Wilcox, the very excited owner, standing next to his 21.5 m Allyacht Spars/ NZ Rigging Ltd carbon fibre mast assembly on another long trailer was telling me that the basic fitted with this PBO material on the inners when delivered.
Ullman Sails (Sunshine Coast loft) have supplied the high tech sails; the mainsail and genoa are made from a Fiberpath Carbon Technora blend material. The A3 & A5 kites are made from a CZ HP Technora . The mainsail has a 2m long square top, 9 battens and 3 reefing points. (Phew some sails!!!)
I asked Peter about the vessel name ‘MOJO’ and he laughed and said he was a fan of the film series and he had this boat built to get his MOJO back!!!
It is amazing how some of the guys that have been connected with the multihull scene for years turn up at such events. Typically there were a number of local boat builders including Ross Blair from Pescott Cats and the inimitable Geoff Cruse who was there in an official capacity doing a survey for insurance purposes. This is now an insurance requirement even for a professionally built one off vessels. Just more expense for the owner!!!
The crane arrived and with the slings in place ‘MOJO’ was gingerly lifted off the trailer and slowly introduced to its new permanent medium. The champagne was then used to duly perform the christening together with a taste test by the Owner with congratulations all round to Julian and all his talented team.
‘MOJO’ flying both hulls already???
Peter then invited Julie Geldard, our talented photographer, and me on board for a closer inspection of the layout. It has twin steering stations set at the extremities of the beam for ease of conttrol.
Huge Clear Cockpit
Saloon & Nav station
Each steering position has a full set of Raymarine ST 70 windspeed and depth instruments plus electronic engine controls for the two 40 hp Lombardini Saildrives. The boat has a very spacious unobstructed cockpit. It has been built close to the layout shown on the Schionning G Force 1500 web site with galley up layout to port and the well fitted out navigation centre to starboard, and fitted mostly with the latest Raymarine electronic equipment. The owner’s choice of décor is black and white with contrasting grey trim and carpeting. The finish is excellent throughout. Accommodation in the hulls is, two athwartships queen size doubles forward, port and starboard with an extra single forward on the port side and an en-suite and sail storage forward on the starboard side. Port aft hull has a spacious head and separate shower while there is an additional double cabin aft in the starboard hull.