Liveaboard Sailing Podcast

By Annika

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In this podcast Annika talks to liveaboard cruisers about their sailing lifestyle with the goal of learning everything there is to know. Things like: how much does it cost to live on a sailboat, how do people afford to sail around the world, how to work full time from a sailboat, and what mistakes they've made. Annika also talks to industry experts about selecting the perfect boat, how to buy a liveaboard sailboat, how do surveys work, and more.


This show is all about real-life advice, practical tips and hugely entertaining stories, all aimed to help other people to start their liveaboard sailing adventures.





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Episode Date
Solo sailing in the Caribbean
54:16

This week we are talking about something we haven’t talked much about yet, which is solo sailing. My guest is Cally Duncan, who also used to be a landlocked Canadian but she is currently sailing the Caribbean by herself on her Ericson 38. We talk about her journey to becoming a solo sailor, what kind of experience she had before this, and generally what has life been like in the first year of her solo sailing journey. 


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Follow Cally and get her Captain's Log on Patreon

📸 She's the Skipper on Instagram



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Jul 20, 2022
Working on the sailing dream one bulkhead at a time
50:10

This week’s episode is part cautionary tale and part inspiring story about truly working hard to make the sailing dream happen and not giving up. I’m sure there are many people out there who are planning to buy a boat that requires just a little work but that’s it… and that is what my guest, David Shih thought as well.

He planned to be away from his family for maybe 4-6 weeks doing a little bit of repair work on his catamaran’s bulkheads before the family could join him. 

However, 6 weeks turned into 6 months and then almost another 6 months… This is quite the entry into sailing life and David tells how it all went down.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

📸 David Shih on Instagram

🎥 David Shih and epic boat work videos on Youtube



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Jul 13, 2022
Cold water sailing through storms, northern lights and icebergs
45:57

In this episode we talk about some true sailing adventures in cold water locations like Norway, Iceland, Faroes and Greenland. You’ll also hear about some pretty scary storm experiences and of course we talk about the boat that has kept the crew safe through all this. 


My guests are Josephine and Connor, who split their time working on super yachts in more tropical locations and sailing their own sailboat, an Island Packet 35. They are an adventurous couple who have made sailing the world’s oceans both their career and their lifestyle


Links mentioned in this episode ⬇️ 

📸 Adventures of Gatita on Instagram

🖥 Adventures of Gatita on Facebook



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Jul 06, 2022
Exploring East Coast USA and beyond: Lake Champlain, Maine, ICW and Bahamas
45:37

This week we are talking all about exploring the American east coast, and you’ll hear about Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York, sailing in Maine, going up and down the ICW and also about what it's like to spend the winter in the Bahamas. 

My guests are Gwen and Andy from Abroad Reach Travel, who planned extensively and for many years for their cruising life, and last year they became full-time cruisers.


Links mentioned in this episode ⬇️ 

🖥 Abroad Reach Travel website

📸 Abroad Reach Travel on Instagram

🎥 Abroad Reach Travel on Youtube



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Jun 29, 2022
Living the sailing dream: Epic destinations and cruiser misfortunes
47:57

In this episode we are going to talk about some of those epic cruising locations that many people dream about; Mexico, Central America and French Polynesia. You will also hear about some of the downsides of cruising, like running aground in El Salvador and having a dinghy stolen right off the boat - and also tips on how to avoid both of these misfortunes!


My guests are Sharon and Rico from Gypsea Travellers, who live on their CSY or Caribbean Sailing Yacht sailboat with their two adorable dogs in French Polynesia, doing both boat work and work work, as Sharon works full-time while living on a sailboat. 


Links mentioned in this episode ⬇️ 

📸 Gypsea Travellers on Instagram



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Jun 22, 2022
Simpler, more fulfilled life through adventures on land and at sea
51:25

This episode is quite the tale of how to lead an adventurous life! We are talking a 4 year circumnavigation on a catamaran, van life from Alaska to Argentina and Europe, exploring Mexico on a monohull and enjoying the Caribbean on a trawler. We talk about all this and also what has made this possible, which happens to be  expertise in stock trading. My guest is Patrick Schulte, who has been writing the Bumfuzzle blog for the better part of 20 years (!) and he also teaches trading to anyone who’s interested on the Wanderer Financial platform. 


I was honestly curious about stock trading and how that actually works when you live on a sailboat so we start this episode by talking about this on a very basic level, and then we dive into the awesome adventures Pat and his family have done - and continue to do.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Bumfuzzle.com blog

🖥 Wanderer Financial - Listen to the episode for a discount code!

📸 Wanderer Financial on Instagram



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Jun 15, 2022
How to get started with bluewater cruising - and turn the dream into an achievement
41:15

Who doesn't want to head out there on the open ocean, cross oceans and be a real bluewater cruiser? Today's episode tells you just how to get started with that dream.


Today I’m chatting with Jeremy Wyatt from World Cruising Club, and we dive into all things bluewater cruising and how to prepare for ocean crossings. World Cruising Club is the organization that manages events like the Atlantic Rally For Cruisers, or the Caribbean 1500. I ask Jeremy about these events, how does World Cruising Club help sailors who participate in these events, and we talk a lot about how to move forward when you have a dream of crossing an ocean. 


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

❗️ Virtual Cockpit Conversations with World Cruising Club - sign up here! It's free!

🖥 World Cruising Club website

🖥 Safety Equipment List



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Jun 08, 2022
One year catch up: Liveaboard lifestyle turned into a business
44:50

Welcome to the 1 year anniversary episode! 🥳


My sincerest thank you to all of you lovely people listening to the podcast. It has been such a great year and I'm so glad the podcast has also grown a community around it! And a special thanks to anyone who has shared the podcast with a friend or on social media, left a review, supported the show on Patreon or sent me messages. Thank you ❤️


In this episode we visit some old friends, as I chat with Darren and Amanda, who were the very first guests on the podcast. They graciously said yes when I randomly contacted them out of the blue asking them to be on a podcast that didn’t yet exist, didn’t have a name, had zero listeners and absolutely no guarantee that anyone would actually listen to it. And despite all that, they said yes! 


Now it’s time for a one year recap with Amanda and Darren, and they have had a bit of a wild year. We're talking new name, new continent, new boat, new business. It's amazing what one can do in a year!


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🎧 Darren and Amanda's first interview

🖥 Outer Passage website

📸 Outer Passage on Instagram


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Jun 01, 2022
Accidental liveaboards in Vancouver
45:50

In this episode I talk with a couple who wasn't planning on living on a boat, didn't quite even realize that was "a thing". Yet they are now on their second boat, living aboard with their two dogs in Vancouver, BC - how is that even possible!


In this episode Jaclyn and Mark from Hard Departure explain how they became accidental liveaboards in Vancouver and how they are adjusting to the lifestyle while working remotely from their boat, doing a bit of boat work here and there, and learning the ins and outs of sailing. We also talk about their experience of learning to sail on their own boat and doing a liveaboard course with a sailing school.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Hard Departure website

📸 Hard Departure on Instagram


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May 25, 2022
Sailboats: The worst emergency rooms in the world
47:31

"There is no worse emergency room in the world than a sailboat."


A medical emergency at sea is a worst case scenario nobody wants to experience but it's also something everyone should prepare for. Do you know what are some of the most common injuries and accidents that sailors face? Or which first aid kit you should choose for your boat? This week's guest, John Taussig from Maritime Medical Guides answers these questions and more, in this episode where we dive into first aid and emergency preparedness at sea.


Maritime Medical Guides is a non-profit organization that provides a range of adventure based, maritime-specific medical training courses to help provide the sailing community with the knowledge base and hands-on skills to lead more prepared and safer adventures.


With years of liveaboard experience, John is the perfect person to talk about all things safety at sea, and this episode is filled with practical tips.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 MaritimeMedicalGuides.org website

📸 backcountrymed on Instagram

🖥 Wilderness and Environmental Medicine wemjournal.org


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May 18, 2022
At the intersection of sustainable living and wanderlust
47:18

This week we talk all about liveaboard life at the intersection of sustainability and wanderlust. My guests, George and Sinead from Electric Vagabonds, share their story of transitioning to the liveaboard lifestyle, making the transition to an electric sailboat and off-grid life in England.


This couple is chasing the opportunity to travel the world fossil fuel free, and I ask them about their decision to go electric and what their experience has been so far. We also talk about working remotely from a sailboat, surviving winters on a sailboat in the UK and more.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

📸 Electric Vagabonds on Instagram

🖥 Plugboats.com website

🖥 Sailelectric.com website



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May 11, 2022
Make your vocation your vacation - a story of a sailing school
50:36

If you have been thinking about learning to sail by doing sailing courses, then you don’t want to miss this episode! I’m talking with someone whose business it is to help others embark on their sailing journeys, and I get to ask questions like how can I prepare for a sailing course and what most students find difficult to learn. 


My guest is Tim Geisler from Nautilus Sailing, who shares his story of how he and his wife were faced with adversity and really needed to rethink their life, and then came up with an idea of starting a different kind of sailing school. Tim is passionate about sailing and teaching, and you can hear this in his stories. We also talk about the benefits of certifications and what it's like to learn to sail on the Nautilus liveaboard courses. 


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Nautilus Sailing website

📸 Nautilus.Sailing on Instagram

🎥 Nautilus Sailing on Youtube - great videos here! 



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May 04, 2022
A five year adventure through South American rivers
48:58

This week I’m bringing you a true adventure story and a very unique one at that! ⛵️ You will hear what it’s like to go way off the beaten path to the river systems of South America on a small and ultralight sailboat. My guest is Stephen Ladd, the author of a new book, the 5 year voyage - exploring Latin American coasts and rivers.


Stephen and his wife started their voyage in Florida, sailed down the coastal areas of Central America, and then went through the middle of South America all the way down to Buenos Aires, before they turned around for their return journey. It was quite the trip and in this interview, Stephen tells what it was like doing such an epic adventure.


Get Stephen's book â¬‡ï¸ 

📖 Buy it on the website stephen-ladd.com

📖 Get it on Amazon


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Apr 27, 2022
How to enjoy cruising the ICW & the pros and cons about the Bahamas
58:06

Welcome to the 100,000 downloads milestone episode! 🥳


This week we learn about cruising the Intracoastal waterway, or ICW, the inland waterway that goes from New Jersey to Florida. Specifically, we dive into why it’s not just a means to an end but actually a pretty neat way to see the US east coast. My guests are Lucy and Matt from Boat Life Academy, who have done the ICW total of 9 times! We also talk about their rocky start to the liveaboard life and how they eventually ended up loving the lifestyle so much they went from being employees to freelancers in order to keep cruising. And of course, since we are talking about the US East coast, I must find out what’s the good and the bad about the Bahamas!


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Boat Life Academy website

📸 Lucy and Matt on Instagram

🐶 Chelsea-SV Dulcinea Boat Dog on Instagram


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Apr 20, 2022
The hardest thing is deciding to go - Working from a sailboat while cruising the Greek Islands
56:36

Picture a sailboat against the backdrop of the gorgeous Greek archipelago and you'll get an idea of how everyday life looks like for Emily and Adam from Two Get Lost ⛵️ They were living in the UK until one day something happened that they took as a sign that it's time to stop dreaming and just go. Adam took his job with him and Emily reinvented herself using her professional background as a teacher, and now this couple leads a very different, fulfilled life while cruising in Greece.


We talk about the costs of sailing in the Mediterranean, the logistics of working for an employer from a sailboat and many other practical aspects of the liveaboard life. Check out all the great resources Emily and Adam have created in the links below!


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Two Get Lost website

📝 How to Make Money Living on a Sailboat blog post

📸 Two Get Lost Instagram

🎥 Two Get Lost Youtube

💻 Two Get Lost Facebook


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Apr 13, 2022
The Pacific off the beaten path + essential broker questions answered
56:14

After 20+ years with the Canadian Forces, Max and Elizabeth Shaw decided to leave their military careers behind and switch things up a bit - by going cruising, of course. They left British Columbia as a family of four and returned 7 years later as a family of five with endless stories from the South Pacific. Max and Elizabeth talk about the beauty of adventuring off the beaten path in the South Pacific and Alaska, the logistics of crossing the Pacific with a 4-month old baby, and more.


Now that they have returned from their Pacific adventure they continue to live aboard their Stevens 47 sailboat in BC and Max has taken up a new career as a broker, using his cruising and liveaboard experience to help others find the right vessel for their adventures. Of course I had to ask Max about the boat shopping process, what happens behind the scenes when there are multiple offers and how much below asking price should offers be in today's sailboat market.



Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 SV Fluenta blog about the Pacific adventure

📸 Fluenta Sailing on Instagram

📧 Get in touch with Max: max (@) yachtsaleswest.com

📢 My previous interview with a surveyor Sarah White


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Apr 06, 2022
Five year circumnavigation and cruising life in the Bahamas
54:52

Who hasn't dreamt about sailing around the world at some point in time? My guest, Amy Alton from Out Chasing Stars followed that dream and made it a plan, and circumnavigated over 5 years. Amy has also spent a good amount of time in the Bahamas, and we talk about some of the practical aspects of sailing in the Bahamas, like provisioning, Internet and finding shelter.


In addition to being a cruiser, Amy is also an author and she writes for sailing magazines as well as a series of romance novels. And where does she get the inspiration for her travel themed novels? From the cruising life, of course!



Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Out Chasing Stars website

📚 Amys books on LizAlden.com

🎥 Out Chasing Stars on Youtube

📸 Out Chasing Stars on Instagram



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Mar 30, 2022
What you need to know about insurance
1:08:56

This week it’s time for a deep dive into all things insurance. This episode will cover a high-level overview of the current insurance market, what exactly do insurance companies require from first time boat owners and how do we make ourselves and our boats more insurable. 


My guest is John Neal from Mahina Offshore Services, and he reached out to a number of insurance companies in different countries with a list of questions we put together, so the answers are coming straight from the insurance companies. And of course, since John is a boat consultant, we do talk about buying a sailboat and what we should look out for to make sure we don’t buy a boat that turns out to be uninsurable. John also gives some advice on how to find a boat in this challenging market, and why we should consider insurance implications before we seal the deal on a boat. 


Resources mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Mahina Offshore Services website

📕 John's FREE e-book Selecting & Purchasing an Ocean Cruising Boat

📕 John's course book Offshore Cruising Companion

📕 Bargain boats and budget cruising by Todd Duff

🌊 Offshore sailing expeditions with Mahina Expeditions

📸 Mahina Offshore Services on Instagram

 



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Mar 23, 2022
Liveaboard life in California in all its glory and frustration
52:51

Living on a sailboat under the California sun with a comfortable climate and amazing islands to explore nearby sounds phenomenal, and my guests Marissa and Chris from Sailing Avocet admit that the liveaboard life in California is indeed pretty darn nice. However, there are inherent frustrations that come with this lifestyle no matter how nice the setting is, and of course I ask Marissa and Chris to share some of the downsides, too.


This episode has great tips for anyone considering the liveaboard life, especially in a marina, and we talk all about practical matters like costs and quality of marina facilities, how much boat work is too much to do in your slip and more.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Sailing Avocet website

📸 SV Avocet on Instagram

🎥 Sailing Avocet on Youtube

🖥 Sailing Avocet on Facebook 



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Mar 16, 2022
Hawaii as a liveaboard destination - a paradise has its challenges!
32:21

This week we go to Hawaii, to see what the liveaboard life is like in a place that many think as paradise - turns out, living on a sailboat in Hawaii is not as dreamy as you might think! Larissa and Tim from Sailboat Kolea are two adventurous free spirits, who sail the islands of Hawaii with their two ducks, and in this episode they share their experiences with all the ups and downs that comes with living in a paradise (on a sailboat ⛵️)


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

📸 Larissa on Instagram

 ðŸŽ¥ Sailboat Kolea on Youtube



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Mar 09, 2022
No excuse for a boring life: Circumnavigation after retirement
41:59

How did a three-year sailing trip turn into a 12-year circumnavigation? David Haigh left on his sailing trip after retiring from his job at a university, and sailed around the world and in some unusual places like the great European rivers, and to St Petersburg in Russia - and by the way there's a cautionary tale attached to this story! David shares great advice about choosing crew onboard and he talks about the importance of understanding that the cruising lifestyle is not just about sailing, it's most importantly about adventure.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🎧 Interview with Lin Pardey on the Liveaboard Sailing Podcast



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Mar 02, 2022
Learning the cruising lifestyle as full-time nomadic sailors
49:50

Wouldn't it be wise and fun to learn the cruising lifestyle before you spend a very large sum of money on your own boat? This is exactly what Sarah Fingarson and Andrew Hosford did. In this interview, they share their approach to the liveaboard life, and what they have learned so far - and what they'll look out for in their own boat. You'll also learn what got this young photographer couple (and their dog!) into pursuing the cruising lifestyle in the first place.



Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Sarah on Instagram as @sarah_fingarson

📸 Andrew on Instagram as @twinlagoonmedia



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Feb 23, 2022
Boat shopping mistakes to avoid and advice for a happy life onboard
44:25

After well over a decade of sailing, what are the highlights of the cruising life? What is Mexico like as a liveaboard destination? What are some of the common boat shopping mistakes to avoid? I had A LOT of questions for Behan and Jamie from Sailing Totem, and they had all the answers. One of their key messages is that the sailing dream is achievable, and thankfully Behan and Jamie are here to tell you how to get started.


And by the way, if you hear some cat meowing and background noise during this episode, it's the foster kittens Behan and Jamie were looking after! Because of course this amazing couple also helps out little animals in need ❤️


To learn more about Behan and Jamie's journey, and their coaching service designed to help sailors before and during cruising, check out the links below:


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Sailing Totem website sailingtotem.com

📸 Sailing Totem on Instagram


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Feb 16, 2022
Conscious living as liveaboards in Australia
35:01

This week I’ll take you to Australia, to hear about the liveaboard life on a small catamaran, starting with absolutely no sailing experience and learning on the go. 

My guests are Kyle and Hayley from Sailing Eden, and you might know them as the brains and creative minds behind the Wholesome Sailors community. We had a lovely chat about what drew this couple to a life on the ocean, what they do for a living and we talk about what it means to live consciously as a liveaboard sailor.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥The Wholesome Sailors website thewholesomesailors.co

📸The Wholesome Sailors on Instagram


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Feb 09, 2022
3 Generations chasing offshore sailing dreams and faraway destinations
49:57

Three generations, two boats and one dream - now this is a winning combination! This is the approach the crew of Cruising Meraki has taken to the liveaboard life, and their crew consists of two kids, two adults and two older adults, also known as the grandparents. This adventurous group started their adventure from Victoria, BC and is making their way south to warmer waters and new adventures. What is it like to cruise as a family, on one boat or two? Whose idea was this, anyway? Listen to this episode to hear how this dream developed and how the adventure is going.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥Cruising Meraki website cruisingmeraki.com

📸 Cruising Meraki Instagram @cruisingmeraki

🎥 Cruising Merakin on Youtube


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Feb 02, 2022
What's new for season 3 (and life)
8:31

Season #3 is here! Let's kick off this season by looking at what's new for the podcast, and I also share a bit of a life update, too.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 


🖥 Liveaboard Sailing Podcast website

🎥 Liveaboard Sailing Podcast on Youtube

❗️Liveaboard Sailing Podcast on Patreon


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Feb 01, 2022
Season #2 Wrap Up!
16:48

This episode is a non-interview episode, where I, Annika, wrap up the highlights and key take-aways from season #2 interviews. And what a great season it has been! ⭐️ Lots of lessons were learned and entertaining stories were heard this season, and it has been my pleasure to share them with you all. My genuine thanks to everyone who has been tuning in this season.


The podcast will take a short break over the holidays, but season #3 will resume on January 5th, 2022, with new and exciting guests. If you have enjoyed the season and the podcast so far, please consider leaving a review on Apple podcasts or wherever you might listen (if there is a review function!), as that truly helps others find the show. I have big plans for season #3, so let's get more people listening.


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Dec 15, 2021
Caribbean boat shopping adventure and how to participate in disaster relief as cruisers
52:18

Boat shopping in the Caribbean sounds like a dream but as today's episode will reveal, it's not exactly straight-forward. My guests, Brioni and Iain from Red Seas, share their wild adventure of hunting for the perfect boat, with plenty of tips and advice. We also talk about how they got involved with Watts on Water and participated in disaster relief after the volcano eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines.


This episode is full of laughter and deep conversations, and it ends with an invitation from Brioni and Iain for YOU to join them in getting a taste of the cruiser experience. If you have plans to learn more about the liveaboard lifestyle in, listen to this episode and check out the links below.


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

❗️ Cruiser Experience with Brioni and Iain (use code LSP for 10% off for trips in 2022)❗️

🖥Red Seas Patreon: www.patreon.com/redseas

🖥Red Seas Website: www.red-seas.com

🎥Red Seas on YouTube: www.youtube.com/redseas

📸Red Seas on Instagram

❗️Watts on Water: www.wattsonwater.org ❗️


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Dec 08, 2021
Buying and refitting a sailboat in Mexico
52:49

Buying a sailboat far from home is something that many of us may have considered, especially if the goal is to start sailing somewhere different or if there are more sailboats with better price points elsewhere.


Today's guests, Patricia and David from Sailing Milagros, are from Switzerland and they went all the way to Mexico to buy their sailboat. They are now in the middle of refitting the boat and getting her ready for sailing adventures. Patricia and David share some of the challenges they faced, and mention a few things to consider when buying a sailboat in Mexico, or anywhere far away from home. They also share a scary but educational story about sailing in the Sea of Cortez at night and what kind of problems sailors there can run into.


Follow Sailing Milagros â¬‡ï¸ 

🖥 Website with extensive refitting documentation: milagros.ch

📸 Milagros Sailing on Instagram

👩‍💻 Milagros Sailing on Facebook


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Dec 01, 2021
Living life to the fullest as liveaboards
41:49

This week I will take you to the Pacific Northwest, to chat with a couple who has tried a few forms of non-conventional living and of course now they live on their sailboat.

My guests are Danielle and Ryan from SV Bangarang, a professional couple who share their story of why they want to live their lives to the fullest, with their little 4 year old. We talk about working from a sailboat and what Danielle and Ryan find challenging in this lifestyle. There’s also a story about finding a free sailboat online, so we definitely cover a few topics on this episode..! 


Follow Danielle and Ryan â¬‡ï¸ 

📸 SV Bangaran on Instagram


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Nov 25, 2021
Expert Interview: Saving lives on the water
33:28

❗️Expert interview! ❗️Today we dive into the world of search and rescue with Royal Canadian Marine Search And Rescue (RCMSAR), a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that operates along the coast of British Columbia and in-land waters.


My guest is Simon Pearce, who has volunteered with RCMSAR for 20 years and he happens to be a liveaboard sailor himself. Simon and I talk about common boating mistakes, how to avoid getting into trouble in the first place, and also what to do if you need help.


This episode is packed with practical advice about safety on the water and great tips for life on the ocean, no matter where your cruising waters are. Don't miss this episode - it just might make you a better sailor!


Links mentioned in this episode â¬‡ï¸ 

📸 RCMSAR on Instagram

🖥 Visit rcmsar.com to learn more about their work, locations, ways to support or volunteering


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Nov 17, 2021
Liveaboards in Mexico and sailing the Pacific all the way to Australia
44:26

This episode is all about sailing in the Pacific and liveaboard life in Mexico ☀️My guests are Sarah and Will Curry, who have a lot of experience in sailing the Pacific Ocean, from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico and the Pacific Islands all the way to Australia. We also talk about what's the process like for selling a boat in Australia and how Sarah and Will ended up becoming liveaboards in Mexico after completing their original goal, crossing the Pacific.


Links mentioned in this episode ⬇️ 

📸 Hydrovane on Instagram

🖥 svkaiquest.com

🖥 hydrovane.com


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Nov 10, 2021
The risks and rewards of raising a family on a boat
47:53

What is it like to live on a sailboat and raise a family? Not just for a few years, but for over a decade. And not just one or two kids, but five. If you think this set up might result to some interesting stories, you would be right! 


Today’s guest, Tanya Hackney, has written a book that is full of stories that give a good look at an adventurous life onboard. In this episode we talk about some of those stories and Tanya shares how she and her husband Jay made their sailing dream happen. The book is called “Leaving the Safe Harbor: The Risks and Rewards of Raising a Family on a Boat” and having had the pleasure to read it, I truly recommend it for anyone interested in this lifestyle, whether you have kids or not. 


📖 Tanya's book is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book!


How to follow Tanya and Take Two crew ⬇️ 

📸 Take Two Sailing on Instagram

👩‍💻 Take Two Sailing on Facebook

🖥 TakeTwoSailing.com

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Nov 03, 2021
How to take a career break and go on a family sailing adventure
33:00

While many of us dream of setting sail with no end date in mind, it's probably more common (and more realistic!) to plan for a shorter sailing adventure.


My guest this week is Julie Height who put her work as a lawyer aside for two years and during that time she, her husband and their two boys explore all that their home country Australia has to offer. Julie and I talk about how they made this happen with busy careers, school, hobbies and a pandemic, and why this family of four wanted a change from normal life. 


How to follow Julie and her family's adventure ⬇️ 

📸 Allusive Sailing Adventures on Instagram


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Oct 27, 2021
When sailing is a passion, and life is an adventure
44:37

When sailing and cruising internationally becomes a serious life goal, it usually requires some adjustments and a lot of learning. Today's guest, Kayleen VanderRee, learned the sailing lifestyle from her parents as a teenager and it is now her goal to sail the world's oceans with her partner, Tyler.


Kayleen shares her journey of progressing from one boat to another, and how her current boat, a Tartan 42, matches her adventurous lifestyle, cruising plans and also offers a comfortable home for her partner who had a major accident that required them to upgrade to a bigger boat.  


We also talk about how Kayleen did a career change to fit the travelling lifestyle, making the liveaboard lifestyle sustainable in the long term. This interview is full of good tips for anyone who is thinking about the liveaboard lifestyle and all that comes with it!


How to follow Kayleen & Tyler ⬇️ 

🎥 All About Spray on Youtube

📸 From Snow to Sail on Instagram (Kayleen's account)

📸 All About Spray on Instagram

📸 Tyler Turner on Instagram


Resources mentioned in this episode ⬇️

Nigel Calder's Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems


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Oct 20, 2021
Liveaboard entrepreneur life and a boat shopping cautionary tale
58:02

❗️Attention all boat shoppers! ❗️In this episode I chat with Sonya and Jack from Two the Horizon. In addition to a boat shopping misadventure and cautionary tale, this lovely couple shares their story of becoming liveaboards and business owners in sunny California ☀️We also talk about what it means to be environmentally friendly and do our part to fight climate change 🌿


How to follow Two the Horizon ⬇️ 

🎥 Two The Horizon on Youtube

📸 Two The Horizon on Instagram

🖥 Twothehorizon.com

🐱 Fathom the boat cat on Instagram


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Oct 13, 2021
The original liveaboard cruiser: stories from a true sailing legend
49:34

Anyone who has researched some sailing literature or been inspired by the phrase 'go simple, go small, go now' will be familiar with my guest in this episode: Lin Pardey. She spent decades exploring the world and circumnavigated twice with her late husband Larry Pardey. In this interview Lin shares some lovely memories from those adventurous years but we also talk about Lin's current sailing plans - after all, nobody said you have to stop sailing when you turn 70!


🎥 The Real Deal Documentary downloadable version on Vimeo or DVD version - Available for pre-order, premiers 14th October, 2021.


How to follow Lin Pardey ⬇️ 

📸 Lin Pardey on Instagram

📱 Lin Pardey on Facebook

🖥  Pardey Time blog


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Oct 06, 2021
Sailing and saving animals in Central America and Mexico
41:49

If you have ever travelled in a foreign country and wished you could help the stray animals living on the streets - this episode is for you.


I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Sheddy, an Australian veterinarian who lives on her sailboat and travels in Central America and Mexico while offering free medical services to animals in need: stray cats and dogs, pets whose owners cannot afford expensive treatments or surgeries, and wildlife in distress. She also collaborates with the local communities and trains people locally, so that they can provide the best possible care to the animals in the long term.


Dr Sheddy also provides very helpful tips (and a word of warning!) for anyone who is looking to sail with their pets in Central America or Mexico. If you plan to sail with your dog or cat, you don't want to miss this episode!


How to follow and support Dr Sheddy ⬇️

🎥 Vet Tails' Sailing Chuffed on Youtube

📸 Dr Sheddy the Sailing Vet on Instagram

🖥 vettails.com website - For one off donations

🐶 Chuffed Adventures on Patreon - For monthly subscription and exclusive content


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Sep 29, 2021
How to go from zero sailing experience to crossing oceans and travelling the world
48:01

How do you get started with sailing when you don't have a clue how to sail and you're not part of the sailing community? All you know is that it is the right thing to do.... but how? In this interview I ask Ryan and Sophie to take me way back to the beginning of their sailing adventure and we retrace their steps on how they learned to sail and got started with the lifestyle.


We also talk about the pros and cons of sailing in the Mediterranean vs the Caribbean, and Ryan and Sophie also reveal what is the one thing they would change in their Beneteau Oceanis.

 

This couple is all about sharing actionable tips to new and aspiring sailors and you can find more of all that through the links below ⬇️


🎥 Ryan and Sophie Sailing on Youtube

🖥 ryanandsophie.com blog

📸 Ryan and Sophie on Instagram


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Sep 22, 2021
Advice and adventures from decades spent sailing on the high seas
40:19

Today's guest, Amanda Swan, has decades of sailing experience and she has a wealth of knowledge about all things sailing. It’s not often that I talk about so many different things in one interview but in this one we cover: things to know about rigging, her sailing experience in both polar regions, and in all the amazing places in between. We also talk about what stands out to her from her experience of sailing around the world onboard Maiden in the Whitbread Round the World Race, and share a lot of good resources for anyone interested in the sailing lifestyle. Trust me, this episode is a good one! 


⬇️ Links and resources

Books written by Amanda:


Rigging Books Amanda recommends:

  • The Complete Rigger's Apprentice by Brion Toss: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging
  • The Sailmaker's Apprentice: A Guide for the Self-reliant Sailor by Emiliano Marino
  • Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning: Genoa & mainsail trim, spinnaker & gennaker, rig tuning by Ivar Dedekam


Sailing School where Amanda teaches:


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Sep 15, 2021
When a sailing sabbatical turns into a lifestyle - and a business
1:04:35

Today's episode is a story about a family who believed there had to be more to life than jobs, school and 'the usual'. After learning about the sailing lifestyle by pure coincidence, they have since sailed the Caribbean, Europe and the Mediterranean and have turned their sabbatical into a permanent lifestyle. Their journey includes making sacrifices to be able to realize their dream, buying a boat unseen and starting a business that allows them to keep sailing.


This is a candid and inspirational episode filled with relatable and actionable advice with Erin Carey from Roam Generation PR. Have a listen, and be inspired!


⬇️ Links and resources

Roam Generation PR website

Roam Generation Instagram

Sailing to Roam Facebook

Sailing to Roam Instagram

Sailing to Roam website


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Sep 08, 2021
Learning by crossing oceans and the positive power of the sailing community
36:33

As someone who has embarked on this sailing adventure by herself, Liz Riley has experienced the support and positive power of the sailing community. Before she became a liveaboard sailor, she joined the Ocean Cruising Club and crossed oceans on all different kinds of boats before buying her own sailboat. What a great way to gain some valuable experience!

We talk about all this and more (like being rescued at sea and costs of liveaboard life in Guatemala!). 


⬇️ Links and resources

It's The Truth on Instagram

Life of Riley Sailing on Youtube

Ocean Cruising Club  


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Sep 01, 2021
Season #2 kick off + sneak peek of what's to come
4:38

Season #2 is here!

This is the new season kick-off with some much needed updates on the social media side, and a sneak peek at a few of my upcoming guests. Full-length episodes will start next week and there will be quite a few of them, so get ready for some awesome stories and boatload of advice based on real life experiences.


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Aug 25, 2021
My thoughts on season #1 + What's next
14:18

That's a wrap! Season #1 is all done and in this episode I summarize some of my key take-aways from the episodes. I also reflect on the success of the podcast which, to be honest, took me by a surprise. And of course, I will also share what's next for Liveaboard Sailing Podcast.


I'd love to get your thoughts, questions and ideas about this podcast and season #2, as well. If you want to send me a message, get in touch on Instagram where you can find me as annikarautiola. And another fun thing, you can actually find this very podcast listed on the Top 15 Sailing Podcasts to Listen to in 2021 list!


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Jul 28, 2021
Expert interview: What you need to know about boat surveys
36:56

You think you have found your dream boat, but how do you know you're not buying a lemon? You have an expert do a boat survey!


As a key part of the boat purchasing process, there's actually quite a bit to know about pre-purchase surveys in particular.

In this episode I interview Sarah White from Yacht Associates International based out of Vancouver, Canada. Sarah explains what are the different kinds of boat surveys, how surveyors work with the client and on the boat, what surveyors do (and also what they don't do), and of course we talk about the cost of surveys and how to identify a qualified, accredited marine surveyor.


This episode is full of practical tips and I learned so much about a topic I admittedly knew very little about. If you are looking to get a boat survey done or want to know how the whole process works, definitely check this episode out.


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Jul 21, 2021
Expert interview: Selecting a good bluewater sailboat
42:17

In this episode I bring you something a little different as I interview John Neal from Mahina Offshore Services, and we talk all about what makes a good bluewater sailboat. John has decades and nearly 400,000 nautical miles of experience so he is the perfect person to help me understand how to avoid making boat buying mistakes and how to focus on the right things when looking at sailboats. This chat was incredibly useful and educational, so if you want to learn more about sailboats and what qualities to focus on (and what to avoid!), definitely give this one a listen.


John offers boat buying and selecting consultations for anyone looking to buy a sailboat, and as part of that he has created a lot of great books and resources that are available on his website mahina.com/books. These include my absolute favourite Selecting and Purchasing an Ocean Cruising Sailboat that is available for FREE, and I also found the 5 page list of Boats to Consider for Ocean Cruising very helpful and educational. There are a lot more resources available on the website so do yourself a favour and click yourself to the website! John also runs pretty epic sounding sail training expeditions that are definitely worth checking out.



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Jul 14, 2021
Young professionals working and living on a sailboat in Seattle
41:26

This week I chat with Cory and Chris from SV Constellation, a lovely young professional couple who live on their 45 foot Freedom sailboat in Seattle. When deciding on the next step in their lives, they chose a life on water over the traditional land life, which seemed like a natural fit for the experienced sailors. In this episode we talk a lot about finances related to life on a sailboat, from financing and buying a sailboat to liveaboard costs in Seattle, and much more!


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Jul 07, 2021
The cruising lifestyle: Going from small, simple and local to grand adventures in Alaska and beyond
48:56

Do you have a dream of starting with local sailing adventures, building experience and confidence and then heading out to explore the world? This week's guests, Jenny and Mac from Cruising Maya did just that. They started in the Pacific Northwest, living on their 37 foot sailboat year round before starting their grand adventure in April of 2021. This amazing couple is full of advice and we talk all about surviving through winters on a sailboat (with great tips!), sailing with a dog, and about the cruising lifestyle in general and what attracted Jenny and Mac to start sailing in the first place.


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Jun 30, 2021
Living a sustainable lifestyle while exploring British Columbia on a sailboat
36:23

Have you ever thought about the liveaboard life as a sustainable lifestyle alternative? This week I chat with Taryn and Logan from Wayward Life Sailing whose desire for travel and a more sustainable, close to nature lifestyle led them to buy a sailboat and move onboard. They were in for quite the adventure that saw them buy three (!) boats in just two years but despite a few hiccups, they are now indeed living their dream.


Taryn and Logan are one of my favourite Youtube sailing channels with their realistic, down to earth and inspiring stories. So definitely give them a follow, you can find them as Wayward Life Sailing on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. They also have a website and blog, the-wayward-life.com with great blog posts about all things sailing related.


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Jun 23, 2021
Leaving the comfort zone and making life of travel the reality
48:43

This week I chat with Brooke and Gary from SV One Life, who traded the American dream for their dream, meaning they now live on a sailboat and explore the Caribbean! This couple is so inspirational and they really show what can happen when you just decide to go for it. 

In this interview we talk about how and why they made their sailing dream happen. Brooke and Gary talk about the reality of living the dream life and what kind of challenges they've faced, and what they would do differently. We also discuss what it costs to live on a sailboat in the Caribbean and what it's like to manage rental and AirBnB properties remotely. 


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Jun 16, 2021
Sailing with a dog, growing a Youtube channel and working as liveaboard cruisers
47:13

In this episode I talk with a lovely sailing couple, Alie and Ben from Breaking Waves Sailing. They are currently cruising in British Columbia and are preparing to sail south to Mexico - once they've spent a winter onboard. We talk about how exactly they are preparing to do all this, as well as sailing with a dog and working from a sailboat.

Alie and Ben also talk about what's it like to have and grow a Youtube sailing channel, and they share some absolutely hilarious stories about some mishaps they've faced as boat owners.


Follow Ben and Alie as Breaking Waves Sailing on Youtube, Instagram,Facebook and Patreon.





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Jun 09, 2021
Working full time from a sailboat while travelling the world
56:23

Have you ever dreamed of working from a sailboat while exploring the world? Today's guests, Roxy and Phil from SV Sonder are doing just that. In this interview they give practical advice to anyone hoping to work from a sailboat and they also talk about some of the challenges they faced with banks and insurance companies when looking for sailboat financing and insurance.

This episode is a must-listen to anyone who's hoping to work while sailing. Roxy and Phil are so helpful, full of advice and just a delightful inspiration!


Here's what you can expect from this episode of Liveaboard Sailing Podcast:


  • 5:20 How Roxy and Phil changed their lives so that they could work from anywhere while sailing
  • 8:35 The lightbulb moment that made them realize living on a sailboat and slow travel around the world could be a possibility
  • 10:55 How long it took to find their ideal sailboat, and the features they were they looking for
  • 12:50 Their financial strategy to buying a sailboat + buying a sailboat in the US Virgin Islands
  • 16:35 Financing a sailboat and challenges with banks and insurance for an older liveaboard sailboat
  • 20:50 The surprises Roxy and Phil faced in the liveaboard sailing life
  • 24:05 Things to consider when thinking about the size of a sailboat + comparing owning a 28 foot sailboat and a 47 foot sailboat
  • 32:55 Running a business from a sailboat and working with a remote team
  • 33:35 Internet connectivity and working from a sailboat in the Caribbean vs Europe
  • 37:25 Advice to anyone who plans on working from a sailboat full time
  • 41:45 Roxy and Phil's budget as liveaboards in the Caribbean and in the UK
  • 49:05 Recommendations to anyone hoping to start the liveaboard sailing life


Follow Sailing Sonder on Instagram, and check out Roxy and Phil's business and PopLife Cards - they're gorgeous!



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Jun 02, 2021
The reality of liveaboard sailing: Epic adventures and sleepless nights
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My first guests are Darren and Amanda from SV Panda and oh boy do they have a story to tell! Their journey has taken them from Florida and the Caribbean to the UK, and one could say they took the scenic route as they crossed the Atlantic via Greenland. They've done all this in two years - did I mention they started with zero sailing experience? 


Not only do Amanda and Darren share the details of their adventure but we talk about what the liveaboard sailing is actually like, both the good and the bad. They also shed light to the financial aspects of sailing, like the cost of their bluewater sailboat and its outfitting, and the on-going monthly costs of liveaboard sailing.


Here's what you can expect from this episode of Liveaboard Sailing Podcast:


  • 5:10 The reasons why Amanda and Darren decided to abandon a comfortable life on land to go sailing
  • 10:40 The reality of the sailing lifestyle 
  • 15:30 How Amanda and Darren made the switch to the liveaboard sailing life in a matter of months
  • 21:20 Going from zero sailing experience to crossing the Atlantic via Greenland
  • 28:10 Their long term financial approach that allows them to keep sailing
  • 33:40 The cost of their bluewater sailboat and outfitting + monthly costs of liveaboard sailing
  • 38:05 Two things they would do differently knowing everything they know now after two years of sailing
  • 41:20 Buying a sailboat without much experience
  • 44:10 Darren and Amanda's advice to aspiring liveaboard sailors 


For more of Amanda and Darren, follow Sailing Panda on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Patreon. 

 



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Jun 02, 2021
Liveaboard Sailing Podcast Trailer
2:23

Hi there, and welcome to the Liveaboard Sailing Podcast! It's your host Annika here.


I’m hosting this podcast because I want to learn everything that I possibly can about the sailing lifestyle, specifically about becoming a liveaboard cruiser. 

I do this by talking to liveaboard sailors as well as industry experts, and find out all the essentials about boat shopping and selection, the costs of full time sailing, and exactly how people made their dream a reality.

Join me and you will get real-life advice, practical tips and maybe you’ll even avoid making some costly mistakes. After listening to these truly inspirational and hugely entertaining stories, you and I will be better prepared to start our sailing adventures.







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May 25, 2021