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Moonwave – Back on the US East Coast

After our trips from Brittany, France to Canaries, Spain, crossing the Atlantic, Caribbean to Bahamas and Bahamas to North America in less than two months – we are now back on the US East Coast.  Our first stop was Norfolk in Virginia and than we entered the beautiful Chesapeake
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Moonwave – Electronics Upgrades

It was time to upgrade the Electronics package on Moonwave as it has been a while since B&G stopped software upgrades for their H3000 system. This time, we installed a full B&G H5000 package with integrating some of the original equipment like the radar aft and other. Some of
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Moonwave Transatlantic Crossing – a bit of celestial navigation

Moonwave Transatlantic Crossing – a bit of celestial navigation Moonwave is equipped with high tech electronics of the latest generation – B&G H5000 as well as MaxSea and Adrena on a laptop computer. And for sure there are a couple of backup GPS receivers and also apps
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Moonwave – Transatlantic crossing May/June 2018

Transatlantic crossing 2018
Moonwave’s second transatlantic crossing is in the books – the first time East to West. We had a good passage but next time if possible will stick to a normal “schedule” with departure from the Canary Islands between Nov to Feb. We left Lanzarote a bit “out of season” for transa
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Moonwave – Solar Panels

As mentioned in one of my previous posts [Moonwave – Deep Blue Hybrid System] – it was part of refit to get Moonwave equipped with a serious amount of solar panels. In the last years the solar panels made huge performance progress and the solar cells themselves got lighter
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Moonwave – New Boom

When looking at Moonwave from a distance, before she was easily recognizable by her blue metallic paint and the radar dome at the point of the longeron. The paint stayed the same – she got a nice new paint job of the same color & the radar got removed [more info about electr
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Moonwave – Deep Blue Hybrid System

Moonwave – Electric Propulsion & Hybrid System After years of development and working close with the engineers from Torqeedo by sharing our needs and requirements for Moonwave – we now have the complete Deep Blue Hybrid System installed on board. We had already several
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Moonwave – Southbound to the Canaries 

  We are just arriving in the Canaries after a great trip South from Brittany, France. The weather window to cross the “famous” Bay of Biscay was almost perfect. This part of the North Atlantic is well know by sailors all over the world to be a tricky one and it’s bad reputation
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Back in the elements

Moonwave is back in the water after some major changes and improvements – she is looking better than ever and slides through the water like a champ. We are on our first trip offshore and will share more details about the modifications and new features soon. More pictures to come
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Across the “pond” – crossing the Atlantic on board Moonwave

What a great crossing with an amazing boat (Moonwave) and fun crew with also good sailing conditions. And we want to do it again !!! Here some more info about our Atlantic crossing and how we prepared for two weeks at sea. Preparation & Provisioning: Our Preparation went quiet fas
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