Is it possible to be a full-time sailing cruiser and make money doing what you love? We started offering liveaboard cruiser experiences (in other words, we started taking paying guests on our sailboat) three months ago. So far it’s going great. We’re not offering a ‘charter’ operation where we take people around on vacation. Instead,
My husband, daughter and I been sailboat cruising, using our savings, for five years. We’ve run out of money so we’ve set ourselves up to offer weeklong cruising experiences for people that want to transition into our type of lifestyle. By offering space on our boat people/couples/families can get a unique glimpse into what it’s
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
Members only! As mentioned in my article, Three Things That All Liveaboards Must Know, I offer a free copy of the Britican Boat Safety Manual for members to use. This 15-page document will provide a template for your own boat safety manual. You’ll have to chop and change according to your own boat but the bulk of the information is standard.
The document covers a basic boat operating manual in addition to procedures for Man Over Board, fire, steering malfunctions, engine failure, collision, taking on water, the location of all thru-hull fittings, how to deploy the life raft, medical emergencies, grounding, and other procedures and boat rules. This manual can be used if you’re getting your boat coded for chartering purposes or to simply have in your navigation desk as a reference for the crew, guests, and passengers.
Last week, the lovely Franz Amussen from MedSailor.com interviewed me – Franz came across the Zizoo.com article about the top ten sailing blogs, noticed I was one of them and then fired an email over to ask if I’d spend some time talking with him. (Read Zizoo’s article here: Top 10: Sailing and Travel Blogs)
First of all – is it possible to make money while sailing around the world? Yes – it’s definitely possible to make money while living and traveling around the world on a boat. But the question is, just how much can you make and how can you make it? At the time of writing this,