The Boat –  “Epsilon”

was designed in Holland by the Van de Stadt design team. She was designed to use modern construction methods to produce a fast and strong hull that is also spacious and comfortable down below decks.

She was handcrafted by Michael over 3 years on the banks of the Murray River at the town of Goolwa, in South Australia.

Launched in Adelaide in 1999 she completed her first Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race at the end of that year.

This was to be the first of 4, which included a divisional win in 2001. The chase for more success took “Epsilon” first to Hamilton Island to compete in more regattas in Queensland. Then a dash across the Tasman for some more cruising and racing around the New Zealand coast line, before returning to settle, for now at least on the Gold Coast.

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