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Category: FPB

FPB Programme Voyage Complete

13 October, 2017

When Steve and Linda Dashew came out of retirement to build a few FPBs (their revolutionary ocean crossing motor yachts) for friends and former sailing clients, little did they or anyone else imagine the commercial success that awaited. Fifteen FPBs ranging in size from 69 to 110 feet are now exploring the world’s…

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FPB 70 Update: Interior Intentions

14 August, 2017

Expectant Owner Valerie Creighton Weighs In. For more updates on current FPB projects you can watch this space, or visit We have recently been sent some final interior renderings for the FPB 70s. As owners of FPB 64-7 who are awaiting 70-1, we can offer a few comparisons between…

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News from the FPB Programme – the FPB 70

11 May, 2017

After hundreds of thousands of sea miles, FPB has ultimately refined performance characteristics and efficiency into the new FPB 70. The FPB 70 incorporates elements that take this new model into a paradigm beyond even the FPB 78. After a lot of planning and design work, the first 2 FPB 70s are…

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In celebration of the launch of FPB 78 #2 GREY WOLF II

05 May, 2017

FPB and GREY WOLF hold a place close to the heart of Berthon. Owners Peter and Judith Watson bought FPB 64 GREY WOLF via Berthon. Peter then brought her home under her own power from the build yard in Whangarei, North Island in New Zealand. Dubbed ‘the Long Voyage Home’, this…

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Jeff Merrill is now an Ambassador for the FPB Brand

02 March, 2017

Berthon is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Merrill as Ambassador for the FPB Brand on the West Coast of the USA with immediate effect. Jeff Merrill is a successful and well known broker in the area who specialises in the sale and purchase of trawler yachts. He has…

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The Berthon International Winter Collection 2016/2017

20 January, 2017

Berthon International are pleased to announce that the 2016/2017 Winter Collection is now available online. This year showcases a selection of sail, power and performance yachts which we’re sure will have potential buyers reaching for their cheque books. Contact

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FPB: The Way.

18 January, 2017

What do you want? Where do you want to go? What do you dream about? A video in which Dashew Offshore presents the secrets behind all the ocean crossing miles of the FPB fleet. Contact For more details visit: The following FPBs are part of our brokerage…

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FPB 78#1 COCHISE – Effortless and Safe Cruising

06 January, 2017

FPB 78#1 COCHISE has cruised 11,400nm, since being launched 6 months ago, cruising from her build yard in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, across the Pacific to the Panama Canal and finally arriving in Fort Lauderdale at the beginning of December. Her comfortable motion at sea makes her as pleasant…

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FPB 78-1 COCHISE – Musket Cove, Fiji, en route Panama.

20 October, 2016

FPB 78-1 COCHISE is Panama-bound and, as always, all of the photos coming from on board/designer Steve Dashew are absolutely astounding. ‘COCHISE is so comfortable at sea that we enjoy being underway as much as sitting at anchor’. Here are some of our favourites.   For more information on the…

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FPB 64’ AVATAR is canvassing for new crew

26 August, 2016

After 6 years of glorious cruising, AVATAR is now on the market. She will be available to see, touch and write a cheque for at the Newport Boat Show – September 15-18, 2016. This is what her owners say – Sadly, all good things must come to an end. After…

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Collection XXII and Autumn Boat Shows 2016

19 August, 2016

Boat Show Season is about to get underway, and here at Berthon we are as involved as ever – and we would like to invite you join us. Cannes Boat Show is kicking off proceedings from 6th-11th September with one of the most glamorous shows in Europe It is…

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It’s all happening for the FPB Programme!

12 August, 2016

The FPB Programme is busy with 2 x 78s in build and 2 x 70s being born too. In addition, FPB 78#1 has been trialling in New Zealand and we thought that you might like to see some of the posts that we have been seeing from Steve and Linda…

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Dashew Offshore and FPB – the Evolution of the Species

18 July, 2016

Dashew Offshore has now made some extraordinary heavy weather sailing footage available – with links below. It makes for compulsive viewing. It also shows how the Dashew designs have evolved over the years culminating in the FPB (unsailboat) range of displacement explore yachts now either at sea, or in build at…

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