Welcome to the Seafax web site
Seafax began life in the imagination of a less that 100% fit Yorkshireman who was contemplating retiring to the seaside. The original concept was for a multi-hull model boat in the region of six feet long which would be capable of circumnavigating Walney Isle to take photographs for it's land-locked skipper.
The craft was to feature redundant propulsion methods in an attempt to achieve versatility and reliability, and was to house an on-board computer with satelite navigation and AX25 amateur radio communications equipment which would enable both autonomous operations and long distance remote control.
Size really does matter however; and on arriving at said seaside and seeing all the life-sized boats moored along the promenade, it wasn't long before the eccentric in question began to make enquiries of She Who Must Be Obeyed as to how best to retrieve the Seafax Observational Vessel in the event of breakdown or loss of communications. It became clear that the only sensible thing to do was to aquire a real boat - a Seafax Recovery Vessel - one capable of venturing out into the Irish Sea under the command of a disabled land-lubber and locating and retrieving said OV.
And yes, of course there would still be a Seafax OV - eventually - but for several years now many delightful detours involving actual full sized boats distracted his attention and the project languished here alone unfulfilled.