Forward Scan sonar sensor as navigational upgrade

Beside many other upgrades Vela Nautica gets an additional Forward Scan sonar sensor installed in this refit. While we waited for the production of our sternarch. We stayed now much longer on the hard than originaly planned, we used the time to gi ...

Visit welding workshop

finaly our sternarch project comes close to its end. Today, Bruno our welder, called and asked us to join him in his workshop to discuss final aspects of the sternarch design. After many month of waiting and delays we got something to lay our hand ...

Sailor´s LED lamp project

It is time to switch Vela Nauticas light to green energy efficient LED technik, most lights are still Hallogen bulb versions, running on 24 Volts. Thats very inefficient nowadays. There are nice advanced LED technologies out there. Therefore that we hold ...

Sunset over Faro

This evening I like to show you the usual most fabulous sunsets we enjoy here at the Algarve. Therefore we are rewarded every evening since month with the brightes colored sunsets ever. just watch it yourself: Good Night ♥ ♥ ♥ LIKED IT? Please help ...

endless work in the shipyard

Since 6 weeks  are we working on Vela nautica at the shipyard. We got a bit lazy the very hot days in July and August when the heat stroke us and moving ended in extreme sweatfolow. There where only some early morning hours usable to work and some ni ...

Leaving for the free

Back to the boat, cross europe travel from one end to the other by car. Finally we moved out from our apartment when we finished, more or less, updating our paperworks and setting up for the free. Our car and camping tent is our home until we arrive at Ve ...

Sudden decision winter storage.

Hi Guys, as of now we are not updated yet here in our facebook page and website , for that I apologized.. Wanted to tell a short story. We bought SV Vela Nautica 2 years ago, we did not yet do longer cruising with her, as she needs a refitt first. We liv ...

first blog of SV Vela Nautica

So sorry that I am still in winter storage.. our loc  ation is Portugal and there are no activitys except !! lots of setup and repairs to get the ship ready for next season and circumnavigation. Its still a long list to refit and improve. LIKED ...