jason and nikki wynn get their first look at the new HH44 catamaran


We have landed at the HH factory and I have never been more excited, nervous, and overwhelmed.  Because we are about to see our new catamaran for the very first time.  Ok, it’s probably the same emotions I felt on the day we signed the boat build contract but somehow it feels different.

It’s been almost a year since we sold Curiosity in New Zealand and began the build of Curiosity 2.  And when we purchased, the HH44 was little more than a concept with a few digital renderings.  They hadn’t even started building the molds yet but it ticked all the boxes we really wanted in a boat.

In concept, it was as close to “the perfect boat” as we could imagine.  Because HH would be building it from the ground up with strength, performance, and self-reliance in mind.  There’s no way any retrofit we could ever do would be nearly as good…right?!

Now it’s no longer a concept, it’s a real boat and I can’t help myself, I have a lot of expectations.   So yes, I am excited but I am also nervous.

We need your help!  There is so much to cover between being in a new country and with building this boat, but we don’t want to get lost in nerdy details…unless that is what YOU want.  If you have questions or topics you would like to see us dive into during this last phase of the build, we want to hear them.  If you have curiosities about China, we want to know that too!  Let us know what you want to see through our lens in the comments below.  Then we’ll do our best to fulfil the requests in an upcoming video or blog post.



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Comments (57)

  • Kristie Lewis

    Hi Nikki and Jason,
    Did you two decide on a lightening arrestor system or not.
    Sail On,
    Kristie Lewis
    Charlotte NC

  • OjaiLynda

    Stunningly beautiful color with a bit of a Key West vibe. Looking forward to sailing along, vicariously, with you!

  • Lynn

    I was so excited to watch this video. I am so happy for you and my weekly treat is watching your videos. I live vicariously through the two of you! I discovered you when we decided to upgrade from our tent to a small motor home. I made note of many of the places in Alaska so when we went in 2018 I knew just where to stop.
    I can’t imagine how thrilled you must be because I am too am so happy for both of you!

  • Nancy Lowe Napper

    Hi guys! I would love a preview or discussion of future travel on your new boat, maybe a bucket list or a 5-year plan. thanks for taking us along on your adventures!

  • Ed

    So, I’ll start by recognizing that it’s none of my (our) business. But from a finance and educational point-of-view, it would be nice if you would be willing to share how Curiosity 2 gets financed. We know you sold Curiosity, and we know for approximately how much. And we also know approximately what the cost of Curiosity 2 will be. But, there’s a huge gap. How does the rest get taken care of? Is there a boat loan in there somewhere? Is additional savings a component. Assuming a loan of say 50% loan-to-value, depending on term, that’s some hefty debt service. How does THAT get accomplished? We know you probably do well from your content and related revenue generators. But, in watching other “successful” YouTube channels, there is a lot of discussion about earnings not being what they once were. If that is true, how does that figure into the whole financing issue related to such a major purchase? I’m just asking for a friend.

  • Dan

    HH have a beautiful pallette. The red and burgundy coloured cats at 0:50 in the video look fantastic as well. You have chosen the size well. Anything bigger would be too big. You have come a long way from small town USA and it is always a pleasure to follow your adventures every week. China has some really beautiful places. Some not far from where you are. Enjoy.

  • Alan Solomon

    Oh my Gosh. I am so excited for you guys. I actually thought I watched this last night. I have been working a lot and falling asleep at my computer sometimes.
    The color is beautiful and will really stand out against the ocean blue especially, tropical blue waters for sure.
    You have so much space on this vessel you may lose each other and feel the need for walkie talkies like on “Ticket To Ride.” Pretty cool. 👍
    It will be so cool when you both are sailing into ports on your brand new, before its time, modern vessel with its striking under belly color. You will attract some eyes.
    I cannot thank you both enough for bringing me along with you on your adventures. Initially, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I found you, but I find myself looking forward to Sundays and thoroughly happy and satisfied with your weekly content.
    Calm seas and starry nights to come,

  • Steven Gibbons

    Great to see the 1st walk through. I’ve read about solar panels and the drama with installers walking on the panels when installing. So I trust the panels your using are truly capable of withstanding pressure from heals etc.

  • Dinah

    That color is my lifetime favorite! Aqua is the naturally exquisite color for your boat. She’s going to be lovely in the water. The boat-stuff tour and the on-foot tour in the city were both fascinating. Be safe.

  • Michael

    Lovely boat and lovely color. Maybe add some pin-striping and your own custom graphics in strategic spots.

    I am surprised at the extra space this boat has compared to your old one. Maybe it is just my imagination, but it does look big. There must be more to it than just a couple feet longer.

    Congrats, you guys!

  • Joan Marth

    Beautiful boat and color. When will it be launched. Follow you guys all the time. Keep us posted. So happy for both of you.

  • Hank

    That is super exciting, I had no idea HH was made in China…quite the road trip to visit her

  • Brian

    Hey Guys,

    I’m very happy for you, the boat looks awesome. I can’t wait to see you out sailing on her.

    After watching you guys on youtube for years I came to your website to point you at a bike that I think fits your use case extremely well, except for maybe the price. I have no affiliation with the seller\manuafacturer this is just my observation after watching you on your tiny bikes and the recent full size e-bikes.
    – Carbon fiber, base model is under 30 lbs.
    – Foldable for convenient storage and (tender) transport. (31in x 24in x 13in)
    – Carbon belt lasts longer and I would think be better in a salt water environment than a metal chain. Also less maintenance (no greasing).
    – Can add a rear rack for some cargo capacity.
    – Can add fenders so you can ride in the rain/dirt without throwing it on yourself.
    – Can buy extra batteries to extend range

    With the upgraded motor and battery, +throttle and add fenders and rack and you are looking at $3255. Not cheap but it checks almost all the boxes I would want for my car in your situation.

    The company manufactures and ships the bikes from China (no idea where and its a huge country) so it may be possible for you guys to work something out regarding a discount or shipping/pickup.

    A decent review is here, note he was top speed (software) limited by the bikes country specific setting:

  • Tex O'Grady

    That boat is very nice, looking forward to seeing the finished product. You guys have come so far from when you bought Curiosity and achieved your sailing tickets. Good on you both, you guys deserve it. Enjoy!

    Tex, S.V. Mystic sailing Mystic for Veterans/EMS

  • Candace

    The color is stunning!

  • Sandra & the 2 Spaniels

    The color is incredible! I just love it! Will you have room now for some bikes? Your folding bikes were such a game changer; I’d like to see you get bikes again. It allows you to have more adventures! Can’t wait to see you 2 sailing!

  • Jeni

    Thanks for the tour! I’m getting very excited for you. I just love the color – it’s going to look so beautiful out on the ocean! I also love all those wonderful outlets – smart thinking!

  • CalamityJane

    Selfishly, I wish for this baby to be splashed like yesterday to see the Wynns’ new adventures in the South China Sea. Fair weather to you, captains. She’s a beaut.

  • Lisa A

    Love the color and all of the cool features! Excited for you guys to continue your sailing adventures!

  • Tev

    The color is gorgeous, absolutely stunning. It will look beautiful on the water. So many details and it looks like it has been well thought out. Very happy for you both and look forward to seeing the completed project. Who would have thought you’d be here all those years ago?? God has blessed you richly.

  • MarkByron

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Love your choices.

  • Mary L

    It looks amazing! The color is gorgeous and the amount of storage is startling. Wishing you the best for the finishing and launching. Be safe!

  • Liz Shaw

    Loved the video, need to watch a third and fourth time for details. Trying to figure out the Geography exactly where the Factory near water is and what hood are you staying in? Are you on the Island or not? I saw the International Xiamen Cruise Center. As for the boat, I am drooling, sorry for the visual. What I am concerned about most of course is your safety. Is Surfsharf legal there? Can you get in trouble? I am glad to see masks used for safety. I am impressed with the filtering at the Factory. We need a smaller version of that in our schools, etc. Not sure I can wait another week for next video. Please let us know whatz up asap.
    Mahalo from Maui

  • Bill Berry

    Nice quick view of the new boat. It suddenly dawned on me the helm stations are pushed rather far to the stern unlike other vessels. How does this affect the orientation of handling the boat? I compare it to an automobile or truck with a long front end in front of the driver as opposed one with a shorter front end making turns different and handling chacteristices different as well. I know I know she is still being built and you do not know, but in your expierence any thoughts? Surely I am sure once you get her on the water and garner some handling expierence with her it is a nothing to worry about. Liked the video looking forward to more views of the local as well as the build.

  • Jeff

    I love the new color of the boat, Won’t it blend into the water though, making it harder to see? Is this one also bigger then the older boat? Since you sold the other boat what have you been doing in between the time. What type of work to you guys doing for funds since you have been off the water? I can’t wait to see her in the water. Cheers.

    • Curious Minion

      Hey Jeff. Yes, C2 is slightly larger than the original: 44 vs. 42 feet. Since selling Curiosity in New Zealand, the Wynns headed back to the USA and spent time there visiting family & friends. From the main page of the blog, videos are posted in chronological order with most recent first. So click on “load more” and you can scroll back through their time off the boat & catch up. Happy binge watching!
      Curious Minion

  • Colin Cohen

    Well you asked: a couple of nerdy questions:
    What provisions are being made for a lightning strike; and can you show that to us as its installed.
    I am really interested in seeing how and what they install to create the electrical busses. Especially in the context of the engines’ ability to be the boat generators.

  • Colin Cohen

    I am doing some of the same stuff as you are with a private aircraft. So note: just because your builder has the parts/appliances/hardware on order, they do not necessarily have the supplier’s agreement as to a committed delivery date. This can (and in my case, has) the result of delaying processes that depend on the delivery of these things which in turn extends the delivery date. In my case this is the hanger lease but in your it will be things like visas, apartment rentals and perhaps other reservations. So stay ahead of it in today’s lack of supply chain “management” its more probable than possible.

  • Dean Meyers

    Love the color and so excited to follow the progress. Oh to be young and not tied down. Good for you.

  • Lisa

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ There is not a more PERFECT COLOR!!!!!!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Gerry Brentnall

    So when is it scheduled to be complete?

  • Jeanette Brennan

    Extraordinary new home for you guys!! Woo Hoo — great choice of color! Spacious, gorgeous and will be the home of your dreams for as long as you desire. Well done – great choice of boat! I loved your enthusiasm and excitement – made my eyes misty too!! Thrilled for you both and can’t wait to see Curiosity 2 blossom into the vessel of your dreams. ✨💖⛵️💫

  • Jess

    I think I’m about as excited as you for the boat to be done! I want more vicarious adventures of you guys sailing! Aaahhh! – Sorry, got away from myself there.

    I’ve been in an RV since 2020 so I understand small spaces; that boat looks MASSIVE! Nice 💜. We’ll be building our own tiny home on an island in the Puget Sound within the next month or two and buying a boat. (We could build a regular house but they seem so obnoxiously large anymore. Besides the astronomical cost we wanted to have the money to get a boat, so tiny home it is.) It’ll be more of a cruise around the Sound and Canada boat, so nothing nearly as nice but I’m excited.

    -I think Dracula can keep his day job, but with a little work, Jason could give him a run for his money. (Do vampires have money or is it more of a BiteCoin kind of thing?……Ba-Dum-Dum! I’ll show myself out.)

    I definitely want to see more of China and the people too. It’s nice to be reminded we’re all people just living our lives. I also want to see your food experiences 😉

    Can’t wait for the finished boat!

  • Bob Amidon

    love your new soon to be home. Boats are so great for finding new locations all the time, unlike condos or houses or castles in Spain.

    I did notice in the stock videos of your HH that the salon table did NOT have rounded corners. Those are boat bites every time.

    Captains Bob and PM

    • Liz Shaw

      I also noticed those sharp corners!

  • Pamela A

    One concern is will you be able to still go in those shallow areas you guys love to go into?

  • vernon hauser

    Wow, what a beautiful boat. How much consideration is given to the balance of the boat and its cargo once you’re on it. Do you have to distribute your belongings evenly when under way? Thanks for all your postings. I have been following along since the rv days. Vern in Boise Id.

  • Joe. Mee

    A bost made in China how sad !

    • Michael

      Yeah, I get that too. I thought they were somewhere else. Ah, well.

    • Dan

      Said Joe, posting on his Chinese made Phone/Computer……

  • Ellen Matthewson

    Wowza! What a beautiful spacious boat. I couldn’t be more excited for you. I love, love, love the color! It is just perfect. I can’t wait to see it as it progresses.

  • Keith

    Super happy for you guys! Watching the video got ME jazzed, I can’t imagine how exciting this all must be for you both. I have 3 years left before I can retire and my wife and I plan on either a tri or cat. We won’t be able to get a new one but this video makes me excited for the day when we can join the boating community.

    The color looks awesome btw

  • Mary.Van

    Oh, I’m so excited for y’all! I could barely hold back the tears of joy for you. I know it’s been such a long time coming and so much work.

    It looks like it’s going to be amazing! It looks so large right now. Hopefully once everything is installed, it will still have the same huge feel!

    It’s going to be amazing!

  • Bob Smth

    Love your new boat. Can’t wait to see it completely finished. Great choice in colours!

  • Debbie Lanham James

    I love watching your videos! It’s been amazing to see all the places you’ve been some of which I’ve also been to.. It’s nice to see a different perspective of an area. Where are the cats 🐈‍⬛? I don’t remember any of the videos stating where they were

    Enjoy China!

    • Curious Minion

      That was awhile back! Here’s a link to that vid:
      If you want to keep up with Singa and his shenanigans, you can follow @TalesFromTheMutiny of IG or FB. Singa’s living his best life on the Ranch with his buddies!
      Curious Minion

  • Bobby

    I cannot wait to see each of your new videos post and I can handle longer videos as well. I am so anxious to see you’ll finally getting back on the water again soon. You make me so jealous of some of the things in life that I have missed out on. Wish I could just hop on the boat with you for a trip. Keep those videos coming.

  • Aidan Scott

    YAY, finally the light at the end of the tunnel!!!!! Nikki, the color is beautiful and may you both enjoy it for years.

    Content: Geek out, I for one want it all LOL! BUT I get that’s pretty impossible… For the boat, maybe focus on the design decisions you made/why and a deeper dive into the information not readily available on the HH website?? I found it interesting to see what was carbon fiber vs. GRP for instance. Another BUT… My main draw is the scenery/people/interactions you are experiencing on your journey, SO SHOW US CHINA! In short, maybe 1/3 boat, 2/3 China??

  • Ellie

    Usually when I build a new house; I’m most excited about my new kitchen. What is the one or two things for each of you that you are most excited about in building your new home on water? And where will Curiosity2 be taking you first?

  • Bobaloo

    So you asked about the color? I love it! Actually I just bought a new beach ukulele that is an exact match.
    And guys, that looks like an incredible vessel. I’m sure you will have great adventures all around the globe on her.
    Thanks for the journey.

  • Jerry

    So awesome to see your boat. I would like for you to do a complete walk-through showing each of the features and the details. But probably not longer than about an hour video L O L

    • Jen

      I’d love to see that too!

    • Susan

      I would love that as well.

  • Fred Bugden

    Nice looking boat , very cool to see it coming together. I can’t imagine how excited you must be. Hoping it finished soon. Cheers Fred and Dar

  • Ritchie

    Colour of the new boat is great Niki. Very eye catching.👍👍

  • Ron Schrein

    Been following you guys since your very first RV videos with the cats. My question is, once the boat is finished and launched, will you set sail from China and where will you head first?

  • Louise Walters

    The new boat looks great. I’m so happy for you guys. You have some amazing features. Love all the solar power. Can wait to see the when she is all done.


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