One of the biggest questions we get asked is, ‘What experience do I need to be a sailing cruiser?’ The quick answer is any experience and as much as you can possibly get BEFORE you actually buy a boat. In this video, Simon covers what a typical day is like as a sailing cruiser. He[Read More]
Buying A Boat
Choosing The Right Boat Surveyor
Did you know a major mistake that new boat owners make is made before they even own the boat? Choosing the right surveyor is mission-critical to achieving a fulfilling cruising life. If you think that finding the right boat surveyor is as easy and looking one up on the Internet or asking friends, think again.[Read More]
How To Buy The Right Sailboat For You
Anyone can go out and buy any ole sailboat but buying a sailboat that ticks all the boxes for you might not be so straightforward. This video covers three top tips about how to buy the right sailboat for you. But before you watch it, let me share with you a quick story. One of[Read More]
Top 10 Must-Haves: The Best Cruising Boat For The Caribbean
Sailboat cruising in the Caribbean, or anywhere along the Tropics, presents its own set of challenges unique to the region. What is the best cruising boat for the Caribbean? Read on… The temperature is hot, humidity is always high and when the rains come it’s very wet. Heat, water, and humidity mixed with salty sea[Read More]
What’s The Best Sailboat For Cruising?
If I told you that there was one particular monohull or catamaran that is absolutely perfect for cruising would you want to know which one it is? Unfortunately, there is no perfect cruising boat that suits everyone just like there’s no one-size-fits-all answer about what you should do with your life. Different people have different likes,[Read More]
Buying a sailboat – prioritizing what matters most!
Buying a sailboat – how do you ensure that you get it right? What priorities do you need to consider when making the final decision? More on this to come, but first, let’s take a step back in time… (Note: the video on buying a sailboat – prioritizing what matters most is at the bottom[Read More]
How to end your delay in living the dream
A few days ago I struck up a conversation with lady who has survived cancer twice, recently had major eye surgery, endured teaching children for over 30 years AND got her captains license. Interestingly, she was now ready for living the dream. Now with her ‘all clear,’ she was deciding whether to get a job[Read More]
Choosing a Marina (How to avoid ‘bad’ marina’s)
When sailing into a marina for a short stay there’s few considerations to make. When making a marina a full-time or long-term hub, however, there’s loads of variables to contemplate. Choosing a marina is not as simple as it might first appear to be. There are good and bad marina’s – read this to make sure[Read More]
Buying a sailboat – our story!
What kind of sailboat negotiation tactics did we instigate? How did we go from landlubbers to sea sailors? How did we make our dream a reality? Read on… Our story isn’t conventional but it goes to show you what’s possible. It all started in 2012 when we put our house up for sale. We decided[Read More]
Boat brokers – how to find a good one!
Our first boat purchase was on Ebay. Yep – we bought a boat on Ebay After a professional survey and a personal look-over of the boat, we purchased a 35′ Moody. The whole thing took a matter of weeks and everything was organised between us and the seller. That being noted, the purchase price of[Read More]