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Heavy weather, long distance cruising – The FPB Programme explains…


Steve Dashew’s designs have long been known for their ability to travel far in safety and at pace.

This new video provides an insight to the Dashew design ideal, and highlights the importance of steering control in the context of heavy weather cruising:

For further information contact Sue Grant at Berthon or visit

Notes to editors:

Berthon market the FPB Programme worldwide and have offices in the UK, France, Scandinavia, Spain and the USA. Contact them for high resolution imagery of the FPB fleet and also for further information about the range.

Sue Grant – email: – Tel no: 01590 679222

Steve and Linda Dashew of Dashew Offshore are responsible for the FPB Programme and these extraordinary yachts are built as a result of their vast and unique experience of blue water sailing. Please visit for further information.

Circa Marine are the home of FPB and are situated in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand and build the FPB range. So far there are 11 FPB 64s, an FPB 83, an FPB 97 cruising the world’s oceans, an FPB 78 with 2 more in production and 2 FPB 70s under construction.

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FPB Family: Pam Wall heads up the support programme for the FPB family. As a circumnavigator and outfitting expert, she is on hand to assist owners with the preparation of, and ongoing smooth running of, their FPBs during their cruising programmes.

Contact Details

Sue Grant
Tel: +44(0)1590 679222