Ready to go!

It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally on-board and waking up to the realization of a life long dream. This past week has been a whirlwind of preparation activities – from sea trials to loading almost 50 boxes of supplies, from figuring out where everything goes to testing all the systems, and from cleaning all the pots and pans to making the beds. We couldn’t have done all this with out our very able crew, Tom and Hannah, and enough can’t be said about the entire Oyster team who have been incredible partners – especially our project manager Luke and commissioning skipper Duncan who oversaw all the last minute details of what became one incredible yacht. The photos below are just a glimpse of this past week.

Now, with much anticipation we’ll be departing Ipswich in the next few days and heading for the Mediterranean. It’s been quite a ride and it’s only just begun.

Spirit standing ready for handover week

Pat and Luke rigging the gangway

The gangway sobriety test

Duncan installing the clock and barometer