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Video I made aboard Tardis, the
first Olga 28 to be launched
News clip about Jeff
Nicholas' build of a Kahuna Nui
Nicholas' timelapse video of his Kahuna Nui build
Nui is the kind of boat that takes us
back. She speaks to
things of a bygone world
-- to self-reliance, to remote islands
without access to flown-in replacement parts.
She speaks the language of patience, of contentment
for living in the moment, of
the journey being as much pleasure as the
destination. ... she's for getting aboard and
sailing over the horizon, with visions of palm
trees lifting up out
of the sea on your next landfall.
Everything about her points to a boat that's
less a tool for short-term travel and more a
partner for the big journey. Take care of her,
and she'll take care of you."
262, May/June 2018 Designs:
Review by Robert W. Stephens
Mark Smaalders Yacht Designs 2018