An FPB is a planet-friendly motor yacht designed by Dashew Offshore and built in New Zealand for the sort of long, blue-water cruising passages which until now have been the monopoly of sailboats. With a range of 5000 miles at around 10 knots, the FPB offers an intelligent alternative to fuel-gulping, noisy, wash-creating power yachts.
The 64ft, British flagged GREY WOLF left her build yard Circa Marine in Auckland on 23 March bound east across the Pacific towards Panama and Lymington, where she plans to arrive in early summer. Her new owner Peter Watson is skippering a 6-man crew which includes apprentices from the Berthon Boat Company, the European agents for the FPB…
Berthon, who are the agents for the FPB Project in Europe, are working closely with owner Peter Watson who has generously offered to sign on six of their apprentices in turn as crew for successive legs of the voyage.
Follow Peter Watson, his crew and the Berthon apprentices on the GREY WOLF blog http://www.berthon.co.uk/greywolfDownload Full Press Release