Bluewater Adventures' New Flagship Yacht
"SV Island Solitude"
Bluewater Adventures is thrilled to announce that we are building a new yacht.
|Forbes Cooper built both Island Roamer and Island Odyssey in the 1980’s. He has come out of retirement to take on building Bluewater's new yacht. He brings with him a talented team of experienced, local yacht builders. It is a privilege to have a “BC Yachting Legend” in charge of the process. Over his storied career Cooper has completed some 8500 yachts – ranging from 24’ to a 120’. Westcoast Custom Yachts is building the yacht in Richmond, BC. We are proud to be building in Canada and supporting local designers, suppliers, employees and businesses.
The new flagship of the Bluewater Adventures fleet will be 82' long and 30% larger than Island Roamer and Island Odyssey.
We are committed to ecotourism, so the new yacht will carry the same number of guests – on average 12. But now there will be 6 larger cabins aft with two lower beds (no upper / lower bunks) and ensuite bathrooms. The wheelhouse on deck is expanded so that we will be able to have the entire group dine together – what a view! Environmentally, the engines will exceed EPA emission standards and the yacht has been designed for sailing performance to make it more efficient for us to travel under sail.
She is expected to launch in April 2017 and we very busy preparing for what will be an exciting season full of adventure. We hope you will join us! Please stay tuned for more information coming soon!