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We started our boat renovation journey nearly Four Years ago with a dream of sailing a sailing adventure. While many people think sailing is all smooth seas, sunshine, sunsets, and beautiful beaches, it’s also a lot of hard work and can be incredibly challenging, we have laughed, cried and questioned a lot of our decisions within these past few years , but we wouldn’t change a thing and we hope you continue your journey along with us as we near the final few months of our boat renovation. It cannot be denied that sailing the world increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living and other lifestyles is fantastic for the mind and soul. We cannot wait to travel the seas and follow the path that the wind will take us. | Rhys & Niamh

meet the crew

We are Rhys & Niamh, a couple with a penchant for adventure and a mission to see the world. We bought Zora in January 2018, and have worked tirelessly since then to get her ready for a voyage around the world while sharing the knowledge and experiences we gain through video and photos. We hope you follow our journey as we re-build Zora and experience the wonders of (hopefully) her countless sailing voyages. So let us introduce ourselves fully …


Zora is a 38 foot steel yacht that almost sank in 1998 on a trip around the world under a Swiss skipper. A fire that gutted her interior along with 15 years of neglect meant that she had to be rebuilt from the ground up. We bought Zora in Feb 2018 after much of the steel work was complete, and a fresh coat of primer was laid down. The next 8 months were spent sanding, painting, rigging the mast, wiring the engine and getting the boat ready for launch. Launch day came in August 2018, on a warm and sunny afternoon. The 100 tonne crane moved her without a hitch, and the next few weeks were spent preparing for a small voyage to a new home, roughly 8 hours of sailing away….