Saturday, May 4, 2013

First visit to Kind of Blue

After an overnight ferry ride and approximately 10 hours on the road, we reached our goal, the shipyard of Hallberg-Rassy in Ellös, Sweden.

And finally, our first look at 'Kind of Blue'.  She was stunning! There was a quote from Katherine Hepburn in the move 'The Philadelphia Story', she called the boat that she and Cary Grant had sailed, 'Yar'. I have never found that word in the dictionary, but it seemed to pop into my head.

We couldn't believe how advanced her construction was!  Magnus, the forman, below, said she is about 2 weeks away from being done!
Martin and Magnus discussing technical questions...

Navigation table (above)

The all important engine.

 The even more important head!

Leila, I was very pleased to see a woman working on 'Kind of Blue'

More shots of the interior - Martin´s Galley


  1. Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas!
    Beinahe bereit, ein phönizisches Schiff zu entern!
    (c)Asterix und Obelix

    Bussi aus Hernals!

    1. Also jetzt habe ich geantwortet ... Bussi aus Sievering !