Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Wayfinder Build: Part 9 — Update

The latest pics of Wayfinder as she heads into the last two months of construction. A lot of the interior is under wraps to protect it while systems go in. These pics are from about two weeks ago. In another two weeks, I’ll be standing inside the boat again, taking video, which I’ll upload for you to see. The dinghy will also be there, and hopefully I can get it out on the water while they’re wrapping things up. Looks to be the middle or toward the end of August for…

The Wayfinding Series

As much as I love writing fiction (and don’t worry, I’m not going to stop), these are the books I’ve always dreamed of writing. Literally. Before I wrote my first novel, I daydreamed about taking everything I was learning about myself, and all the nonfiction reading I do, and distilling it down into digestible bits that family and friends might enjoy. Make no mistake: I don’t consider myself an expert in anything. Not even in publishing. Certainly not in sailing. I’m struggling through life like anyone else. The one thing…

Wayfinder Build: Part 8 — The Galley

Some new pics from the yard, mostly showing the galley. The countertops are in, and she’s really coming together! This is the bar, which is right below the TV. The top shelf that’s slid out to the right with all the holes is where the glasses go. Beneath that, you can see two rows for wine and liquor, with a center area for general storage. I’m not a heavy drinker, but it’ll be nice to have some spirits and wine aboard.

Wayfinder Build: Part 7 – Coming Along

Welcome to St. Francis Marine! In the heart of St. Francis Bay, at the southern tip of South Africa, one of the best cruising catamarans in the world is built right here. The yard is brilliantly laid out. I’ve been to a half-dozen boat yards over the years, and this one has been refined over twenty years of building boats. Work spaces have been elevated to the level of the boat’s deck, so no walking up and down stairs for the workers. There are enough covered bays to work on several stages…

Wayfinder Build: Part 6 – An Early Tour

I’m in St. Francis Bay South Africa to check in on Wayfinder. Even anticipating how it might feel, I wasn’t prepared for the emotional reaction to seeing the boat in person. It was overwhelming. The boat looks amazing, and the town of St. Francis and its environs is one of the prettiest places I’ve ever seen in my life. Truly a magical place full of special people.