Alphabet Photography Project

Alphabet Photography Project | M is for Monohull

Wednesday, December 16, 2015S.V. CAMBRIA

Welcome to another installment of the ‘Alphabet Photography Project’ a blog-hop sponsored by PODcast where each week I post a picture from our life on the water (usually) that represents a letter of the alphabet and write a short blog about it. This week’s letter is ‘m’ and I knew straightaway what word I wanted to share: Monohull.

From Merriam-Webster:
Monohull /'mänō həl/ :  a vessel (as a sailboat) with a single hull.

It’s an age-old argument: monohulls versus multihulls (boats with more than one hull such as a catamaran or a trimaran) and most sailors feel strongly about their preference. We’re no different. Based on the fact that we’ve owned and lived aboard sailboats for decades, it’s obvious where our loyalties lie and Cambria is my favourite monohull in the world. Sure. There are times I feel a bit of boat-envy when stepping aboard a Hallberg-Rassy 48, but it’s short-lived. 

Launched in 1998 by the Westerly Group Ltd. in Hampshire, England, she’s what we call in the Pacific Northwest “skookum” (solid and strong). Built to Lloyd’s standards, she’s 43 feet of pure ocean-going heaven that glides through the water at amazing speeds for her weight. But more than anything else, she’s home.

Choosing a photo of her from the thousands we have on file was difficult, so I finally settled on the one we use for our phone. It was taken last year in one of our favourite anchorages in British Columbia, Octopus Islands Marine Park. I hope you like it!

If you’d like to learn more about Cambria, check out our “About the Boat” page  or have a look at some interior photos here

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