In the spring of 2007 Astilleros de Mallorca completed the restoration of M/Y Blue Bird, a classic gentleman’s yacht built in 1938 for Sir Malcolm Campbell. The story of the restoration of Blue Bird started a few years earlier, in the spring of 2004 to be precise.
These are NOT your home-built boats, and probably well above what any of us will ever experience. I have ran into a couple of "near" superyachts dockside in Norfolk, and I’m sure you guys that are better traveled see them even more.
For those times you want to dream about the life you’ll probably never have, and are probably better off without. Even so, sometimes seeing how these types of yachts are equipped can give you some ideas.
PassageMaker Magazine’s most recent issue has a couple of responses to reader letters by the head of Independence Green Yachts. Don’t know for sure if they will produce, but it looks like they are on the right track to making a fuel cell/solar type yacht.