The picture was taken in MYCT yachthafen by the Tegelsee in Berlin on April 22.

The 50th

On April 23rd 1998 I celebrated my 50th birthday. For many years I've had a dream to spend this special day on the family boat somewhere on the canals in Germany.

The boat is a Nimbus 26, which my father bought new in 1974 and it's been in the family ever since. Most of the time I've been in charge of the maintenance. The boat is 7.8 m long and 2.85 m wide. It has a fore cabin and an aft cabin, with two berths in each, nevertheless we have been able to sleep four adults and two kids in the boat for several holiday weeks.
It's powered by a Volvo Penta TAMD 30 diesel-engine, and the normal cruising speed during holidays is 10 to 11 knots.
Most summers since 1975 my parents, I, my wife and our two children have spent on this boat. We have made some longer trips to Germany, Denmark, Norway and around Sweden. But of course, most summers, we have spent on the beautiful Swedish west coast.