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Outfitting a boat to cruise – or circumnavigate – is really hard work. We finished our circumnavigation in 2020, and have learned what works on a cruising boat – and what doesn’t.

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Boat Gear


Boat Outfitting

Our boat outfitting was a 3-step process.  We started in La Rochelle, where we picked up our new Fountaine Pajot Helia 44.  We did the barebones work needed to make us comfortable bringing her across the Atlantic double-handed, working with Uchimata.  When we arrived in Miami, our broker completed the commissioning and we did some projects there.  Then, we sailed around to Palmetto, Florida, where we spent three months getting the final big projects done.


Haul Outs

  1. November 2015:  BVIs – at Nanny Cay
  2. February 2016:  Grenada Marine
  3. December 2016: Whangarei, New Zealand at Norsand Marine
  4. June 2017:  Vava’u, Tonga
  5. January – March 2017:  The Boat Works, Australia
  6. January 2019: PSS, Thailand
  7. February 2019:  G&T Boat Yard

Boat Projects


Offshore Medical Care