Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The very first Navigator Ddraig is up for sale

I remember reading about this boat 'Ddraig'. Caught my attention many years ago on a couple of counts. Firstly - a welsh name. Nough said already! I rest my case!

Secondly, my friend 'Dave' had said to me 'thinking of a new boat - have a look at John Welsford's navigator'. So I did. I read John's story about Ddraig on his website......and I was hooked! That was it. Love at first sight! How well my friend Dave knows me!

And so Ddraig has had a refit and is now for sale. You can find details here at

The very first navigator; and so many have followed since, all special, but none quite so special as the first one!



Joel Bergen said...

Ddraigg.... How do you pronounce that? Drag?

steve said...

Ha welsh is one of those languages pretty hard to learn.
The double d sound sounds like
Our longest place name is llanfairpwllgwyngechforgerchwyndrobethllantosyliogogogoch

A lovely sing song language