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The Concept

Interior Design and FPB: Thoughts From Designer Denise LaVey

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We’ve worked with many interior designers over the years, but Denise is the first who truly understands what the FPB concept is all about. We think her work for us aboard FPB 78-1 Cochise speaks for itself…
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Posted by admin  (March 13, 2017)    |    Comments (4)

FPB 64 Owners Do It Right!

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This is the story of everyday folks, who dreamed of distant horizons and made it happen. If you look at our FPB 64 owners, they are a normal group of yachties who started without ocean crossing experience, who have turned themselves into true voyagers. How did they do it? Why did they do it? What is it that makes it possible for them to accomplish what other people only dream about? Why are they out there doing it while most yacht owners sit in a marina? Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 19, 2016)    |    Comments (0)

Why FPB? The Concept Explained…

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We’ve been chasing the holy grail of the perfect cruising yacht for 40 years. The Deerfoot, Sundeer and Beowulf series are considered the premiere sailing yachts on which to circumnavigate. The FPB fleet is judged by the most experienced owners and journalists to be the best ocean-crossing motor yachts today. To find out why, read on:

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Posted by admin  (September 4, 2016)    |    Comments (4)

The Black Swan Theory Of Cruising – Updated

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Our approach to yacht design (as well as investing) is captured by Nassim Taleb’s black swan theory of economics. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 9, 2016)    |    Comments (9)

Why FPB? Owners and Editors Talk…

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In case you don’t have an FPB anchored nearby, we’ve included below some brief comments from several of our owners, as well as a couple of hard-nosed magazine editors. We’ll start with Bill Parlatore, the individual many credit with the start and nurturing of the ocean cruising powerboat industry. Read the rest »


Posted by admin  (January 17, 2015)    |    Comments (8)

Motor Yacht Stability, Comfort, and Safety – An Updated Compilation

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When you head offshore your safety depends on stability, both upright and ultimate (the heel angle at which you don’t recover from a knockdown). Given today’s software and computing power, calculating stability is a relatively straightforward exercise. This is required for commercial vessels, larger yachts, and generally for any flag state/class certification such as MCA, RINA, ABS, etc. We would not go offshore without this data, and we don’t think you should either.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 2, 2014)    |    Comments (1)

FPB: Cruising Speed, Range Under Power, And The Real World

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Those of you familiar with our work will know that we consider being able to maintain comparatively fast cruising speeds the most important factor in safe, comfortable ocean crossing. Get this right and you enjoy making passages. Get it wrong and you will prefer sitting at the dock reading about the folks who are really out there cruising. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 7, 2013)    |    Comments (6)

A New Paradigm for Cruising

Our design goal has always been to cross oceans in maximum comfort and safety Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 26, 2012)    |    Comments (0)

Living With 360 Degree Views

We’ve been trying to describe what it is like to have the majority of our day to day experience aboard in an area with 360-degree views. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 24, 2012)    |    Comments (0)

FPB – A Woman’s Perspective

People are always asking how I like cruising on this new boat. (This post was written by Linda Dashew in 2007, after the first three seasons of cruising aboard FPB 83 Wind Horse.) Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 23, 2012)    |    Comments (0)