Originally Posted by hellosailor
Valiente, the first recorded bluewater passage appears to have been made in an un-named "Ark" class vessel captained by some guy named "Noah". Records are scanty but it appears there were no jackstraps or other conventional safety equipment onboard and that the captain placed all his faith in divine intervention alone, deeming that sufficient.
So, perhaps Bavaria IS building a true bluewater boat, and it is just the rest of us that have gotten our thinking wrong?
It wouldn't be the first appearance of faith-based boat design. Look at most of the Hunter line. If they don't induce desperate prayer when seen in ten-foot seas, I don't know what will.