Yearly Archives: 2010

First Thai Container arrives

By | December 3, 2010

Wow!  The moment when the first rack of moulded parts starts to emerge from the container has finally arrived and is actually quite moving, although it’s difficult to concentrate on being moved when you’re busy towing the racks onto a flimsy rack of pallets and chipboard then it decides to jam on a bolt someone… Read More »

Ground Control To Major Tom …

By | December 3, 2010

Thought it might be time for a different perspective on this boat building extravagavza. A good friend of ours remembers Neville telling her when they first met some 15 or so years back, that he was going to build a cat one day.  Neville has realised many dreams in his lifetime … building his own… Read More »

Gantry arrives

By | November 14, 2010

We have progressed a little. The first Thailand container is on the way and should be here about 25th November. Our second shed container is in place and we have started constructing the shed trusses. Of course they had to be dismantled in Rosebud first which was quite a job! The gantry which will lift… Read More »

First container arrives!

By | November 1, 2010

Our first container has arrived.  We ordered the interior fibreglass furniture from Fusion Mackay and then had to tackle the freight issue.  After much research on how to get it here, we decided to purchase a 40′ container from Mackay and then transport it in this. We used rail from Mackay to Melbourne, then a… Read More »

Parts arriving …

By | September 22, 2010

“Isn’t it gorgeous!” Hmmm … WHAT is he talking about?  He was talking about the forebeam. The forebeam has arrived … and the two engine beds.

Kit delayed … again!

By | September 20, 2010

Our latest update from Fusion is that we are looking at our kit being finished November 19.  Then we have the freight concern … will it be here by Christmas?!  Watch this space! We were originally expecting our Fusion Kit early September, but due to setbacks at the Thailand factory because of the unrest in… Read More »


By | September 7, 2010

I suppose it may appear that all we have to do is wait but there does seem to be a million things to do in the mean time. We are busy accumulating tools of every description as well as consumables such as disposable gloves and ice-cream type containers (would you believe about 800 needed?).  We… Read More »

Getting ready for delivery

By | August 31, 2010

Not much to show so far with the Fusion Kit delayed.  With such a wet winter and another ‘small’ building project taking up considerable time (not to mention work), the delay has meant more time for preparation.  Every night (no joke) Neville studies his “Master List”.  “Nearly everything crossed off,” he told me the other… Read More »

Bossa Nova … our name!

By | August 19, 2010

This site is all about building a Fusion 40 catamaran, which we are going to name Bossa Nova.  It is being built by Neville (& Amanda) at our home in Victoria, Australia. You are welcome to follow our journey.  It will take several months, a lot of hard work and will be reliant on lots… Read More »