A special interview! Our nine-year-old daughter, Sienna, interviews two boat kids about what it’s like to be kids living on a boat. She asks questions about what it was like for them to cross the Atlantic Ocean, what’s homeschooling like on a boat, what scares them and whether or not living on a boat is
Join us for a 290+ mile sail from St Martin down to Grenada where you’ll get a glimpse into boat life as we actively cruise. Also, check out what it can be like sailing the Caribbean and video coverage of our most recent drama of taking on water. Highlights include Simon getting sandblasted by plane
In this living on a sailboat Q&A video, we answer questions about what we can’t live without, what’s the deal with insurance and hurricane cover, do you need a license for your dinghy, what permits or licenses do you need to have to operate a boat, what’s the deal with electricity, how hard is it
While sailing from South Carolina down to Trinidad we tried to publish a video every week. For the most part, we accomplished our goal however we fell further and further behind. By the time we published our last ‘travel-log’ style video, we were five months behind our real time. To catch up to where we
A feathering propeller needs to be serviced at least once a year. To do a full service the boat needs to be out of the water. Watch the video and then check out the 7 steps to servicing a feathering propeller (checklist) below.
Throughout the year we take volunteer crew members to sail with us on Britican for an extended period – usually six weeks to two months. The crew member pays for his/her flights to and from our location and we cover the cost of food and housing. Chiara is our latest guest – watch her amazing
Here’s the scoop on our solar power installation on a sailboat – Sailboat Britican. We are five years into our liveaboard lifestyle and we still cannot say we are experts about the power systems on our boat. But it has been enough time for us to determine that a solar power installation was in need.
Racing an Oyster Yacht Video! Meet the crew. Check out the race course. Get a glimpse of the parties. Spend six minutes getting an idea as to what it’s like to not only race in a regatta but to race on an Oyster Yacht. Get the behind the scenes scoop by reading the article: Racing
Our Liveaboard Experience charter offering is now fully up and running! Come join us on Britican for a week-long sailing adventure. Not only will you learn about sailing, but you’ll also discover what it’s like to be a full-fledged liveaboard. You’ll see what it’s like to provision in the Tropics, do routine engine checks, troubleshoot the latest breakage, run the watermaker, create passage plans to new islands or countries, reef the sails and much more. The Experiece is customised to what you/your family need to help you hit the waves running. Jumpstart your path to living the dream – get a headstart by joining Simon, Sienna and me this year.
But what’s a Britican Experience like?! To get an idea as to some sights you’ll see and some things you’ll learn, watch the following video about Andy and Ene Stewart’s Britican Experience. This delightful couple have sailed a bit in the past but never in the Caribbean. The enjoy sailing and wanted a closer glimpse into what liveaboard life is truly like. Find out what they discovered…
Sailing to a new country can be daunting for the first few times. It’s best to understand the process and learn tips and tricks before you go. So, what’s the procedure to book in? How about booking out? What information to do you need to supply? Where can things go terribly wrong? Are there any tips to make the process easier, faster and less painful? What about spear guns, real guns, and pets? What about booking into the US of A?! That’s a big topic in its own right. Watch the video and then read below for a checklist on what we bring with us every time we enter and leave a country.