Sailing the world with crew and captain opportunity available for you.
Ten years ago I started living on boats of my own full-time. The first was 28 feet, the second 40 feet, the third 50 feet. Currently on Tropicbird which is also fifty feet. Regardless of the size I have developed a variety of methods and practices which make life aboard pleasant and comfortable.
My personal aims and goals are many. Top of the list is to travel and for me this is achieved most readily and comfortably by living on a yacht and sailing. As you may discover I have a wealth of experience. I started traveling when I was eighteen years old and am keen to continue. See my book. The idea behind offering places aboard Tropicbird is for mutual benefit. With people aboard the benefit to me is companionship whilst I travel. When those aboard share the nighttime watches I get a bit more than ten minute ‘cat-naps’. For those coming aboard it’s the opportunity to share this rather unique lifestyle. Whilst also seeing places from a different platform.
I will gladly log your time aboard. This may help towards a qualification by recording sea-miles. I will (if earned) write you a reference. Any reasonable idea which makes good use of Tropicbird will be accepted for discussion. Perhaps an expedition going up the Amazon, filming, research or such. All suggestions will be given due consideration. You have the dream, together we can make a plan.
Tropicbird has an ongoing maintenance program which whilst no threat to the seaworthiness never the less must be continued, ‘look after the ship and the ship will look after you’. This work is part of my commitment to my boat and part of my long-term plan of preservation.
I have a strong spiritual awareness and feel that Sailing is the most spiritual form of transportation on this planet.
Anther boat which shares a similar ethos to mine is Karaka
See Itinerary for sailing dates