FPB 64 Update 34 – On Her Lines


First photos of Avatar afloat. She is in light ship trim plus tools, ground tackle, and dinghy. There is just 1500 liters of fuel aboard, and some water. Note the clean wake at slow speed.


Cruising along smartly with hardly a ripple of the hull, just what we want to see.


Check back frequently as we will be adding lots of photos in the next few days.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 18, 2010)

8 Responses to “FPB 64 Update 34 – On Her Lines”

  1. Dave Says:

    Outstanding! Congrats on this major milestone!
    And what a shame you haven’t built her for me. 🙂

  2. Jonathan Stevens Says:

    Steve and Co,
    I’ve been watching this birth; learned a lot from it but, even though Avatar is not mine and nothing to do with me, I’m all emotional seeing these pictures. Quite how you all feel about it I can only guess…

  3. Scott Says:


    To echo Jonathons sentiments, It has been an emotional moment here seeing the first pictures of AVATAR afloat.
    Congratulations to the whole team involved, and the new owners.
    I’m going bush for the weekend, but i’ll be anxiously awaiting the Monday morning pictures on my return.
    Once again, CONGRATULATIONS every one!

    p.s. anyone need a deckie?

  4. Carlos V Sucre Says:

    Congratulations all involved. Hell of a boat. WH and 64 are a breakthrough in long range cruising.
    Almost as happy as if was my boat (almost).
    Best wishes.

  5. Lindsay Says:

    I have just got back from Whangarei NZ and was fortunate enough to see avatar on the water just after it was launched.

    You Steve have created a fine offshore cruising vessel. Bruce was kind enough to show me around about three weeks ago, what a treat. I can see why you have chosen Circa to build, they are tops.

    I managed to snap a couple of pictures of my own. If you are interested I can forward them to you.

    Well done and congratulations to you and a totally professional team.

  6. Steve Dashew Says:

    Thanks Lindsay:
    We’d love to see the photos.

  7. Richard Soto Says:

    Rumor is that one of the FPB 64s is coming to Anacortes, WA? Thanks so much for inviting us along this adventure, all the way from concept to completion! I look forward to the sea trials.

  8. Bob Newman Says:

    I’m emerald.