Stefano appears to have done a really nice job of creating "Mia". He has built her as a nicely-detailed comfortable cruiser with 18mm skin and concentration on strength, rather than lightness and performance. Stefano started the project in 2006 and worked as a lifeguard to finance the build.
|"Mia" gets wet for the first time.|
|Nicely finished as a fast cruiser.|
This series of photos shows the process that they used.
|Moving the mast into position.|
|The lift starts, using a pole fastened to the cabin roof as a spreader to gain mechanical advantage.|
|Up she goes, nearly there.|
|Securely in place, sorting out backstay, halliards, electronics etc.|