Dear Alex and Roni,

Just a brief note before we head off north to the Galapagos.
I, and all the motley crew of Aussies, feel we can not leave without letting you and all the friendly, efficient team at Alwoplast know how much we have enjoyed our stay with you in Valdivia.

In particular, I have enjoyed the entire sequence of initial negotiation on the Atlantic 57, the building process and now completion, sea-trials and final hand-over. It has been an exciting process, the exact opposite to some of the horror stories told about custom yachts delivered late and way over budget.

As you know, I have been ‘around boats’ for about 50 years mainly in Australia, PNG and the Pacific. I have always been very wary of commissioning a custom-built yacht, as fixed-price contracts are a rarity and may lack ‘transparency’. Dealing with Alwoplast and Chris White has been the very opposite, as you offered a straightforward, negotiable fixed-price deal and have delivered a first-class vessel, on time and with no hidden extra or unexpected costs.

Your progress reports during the building process gave me excellent detail and let me know things were on track and on time despite occasional delays in supply from outside sources……very impressive.