1 December, 2013

It is sometimes hard to know when a dream takes root and starts to grow, but for Strannik I know exactly when and where it began. It was in Hobart talking with a good friend of mine Don McIntyre. We were both involved in the Expedition Travel Industry and we were bemoaning the changes that were sweeping through the Industry, bigger ships, larger groups, risk adverse and predictable itineraries with increasing compliance costs for more and more regulations and red tape. Don had recently commissioned a new private yacht, I loved the lines and decided there and then build a new true Expedition Vessel. After a period of design work (taking the plans for Don’s yacht and “putting them on steroids”) the Keel was laid at Sea Horse Marine’s yard in December 2013.