This site is about the recovery and rebuilding of our catamaran Tortuga.
We build her originaly from 1972-1976. We lived on her and sailed her till 1982. Then we sold her because we had childeren to raise.
We kept some contact with the new owner, but saw her in 1995 in a bad condition.
Then we lost her track, but with the telephone guide at internet we refound her owner. She was even worse he said and he asked whether we wanted her back.
Then we went to her to see whether she was worth saving.
She looked very bad and was half sunk and full of junk. But started pumping her out and taking out all the junk and cleaning. If you want to see how she became and how we sailed her back home and started restauration you have to click the links below. The second photo shows how she looks in the summer of 2009 after 7 years of work