Spring is here and with it the promise of things to be discovered, adventures to be enjoyed, and new lands to visit.
FPB 78-2 Grey Wolf has just completed its first passage from Whangarei Heads to New Caledonia, a distance of 1060 nautical miles, at an average speed of 11.6 knots. Fast is fun (and gets you out of the way of dangerous weather, for which the Tasman Sea is infamous at this time of year).
Not to be outdone, FPB 78-1 Cochise has averaged 14 knots between Fort Lauderdale and Southport, NC, a distance of just over five hundred nautical miles, also dodging potentially unpleasant weather with boat speed.
This next generation of FPBs is proving to be the most sea-kindly of all of these ocean-eating cruising yachts. The mileage that these new yachts can cover is extraordinary–an example of which is the 12,750 nautical miles FPB 78-1 Cochise has traversed in barely more than half a year from her launching.
If you think fast is fun, and have whet your appetite with the latest FPB 78 videos, then you will love how the new FPB 70s are shaping up. The bow of FPB 70-1 above, and the sterns FPB 70- 1 and 70-2 below, give a hint of what’s to come.
Speaking of videos, we’ve got a new nighttime video of FPB 78-1 Cochise. See the link below.