Morpheus was designed by Carl Schumacher, built by Davie Norris Boatbuilders in New Zealand and launched in 2002. She spent her first 18 months cruising the South Pacific before reaching her home port of San Francisco. Since that time, Morpheus has been raced and cruised extensively. This blog will document her ongoing adventures.
Imagine. You are a Russian industrialist. You've worked hard all of your life, you founded a bank when you were 21, more recently you are the head of several Russian energy companies.
Obviously you are very busy and one of the luckiest people in earth. So, you select a yacht designer, give him a $400,000,000 budget and say design & build me the biggest, coolest boat that money can buy.
A couple of years later, the designers and builders meet you in your office, put a blindfold on you and tell you it's time for the great unveiling. You are finally going to see the yacht of your dreams. One that will make all other yacht owners green with envy.
They drive you to the shipyard, park alongside a huge structure hidden under a giant canvas cover.
You are about to see what you imagine to be the greatest super yacht ever built.
Deb and I have really been impressed with the water clarity here in Northwest Sardinia. These waters are as blue as any that we’ve seen. Combine that with an anchorage over white sand and we’ve found a spectacular place!
I’ve been getting some really nice “footage” with my drone, so here is a short clip that gives you an idea of what we are seeing.
We are on the move today as the winds are forecast to come up out of the NW tomorrow at 25-30 knots. We are heading around the top of the island to the East coast where hopefully we will find a nice spot to ride out the winds and who knows perhaps even do some kitesurfing???