Commissioned and named in 2018 for the purpose of this voyage, Nova is the first of the GT yachts, designed by Stephen Jones.

Built like a mini-Oyster (by Windboats), this is the closest thing to a successor for Steven Jones’ popular Starlight 35. Classified as a Category ’A’ (Ocean) offshore yacht, for us ‘Nova’ is a fast, modern, British-built alternative to yachts like the Hallberg Rassy 37, or the more traditional Stephen Jones designed Rustler 37.

Once our sabbatical project is complete, the likely plan is that Yacht Nova will be put up for sale, unless plans for a further adventure emerge. Watch this space!

Find out more about GT Yachts here: www.gtyachts.com