Driving the Southern XP996 is an experience of smooth steering, perfect trim and plenty of speed. Oh, and it makes all the right noises.
Three men were caught in a storm for seven hours at sea off Palliser Bay.
For the last two years Viki Moore and Andrew Herriott sailed Wildwood, Viki’s Young 88, from Lyttelton to the Marlborough Sounds for the summer holidays.
He had a dream: to cruise the Pacific in his own yacht. His dream came true – until his boat became a blazing inferno.
Over more than 40 years, the boat took shape in the shed. Finally, the 52ft sloop is in the water.