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10 Steps to Become a Cruiser

10 Steps to Become a Cruiser 2021

If you’ve got this far and are looking at the 10 steps it takes to become a full-time cruiser, chances are high that you’ve given the idea of becoming a cruiser a little more than casual thought. Before getting into the 10 steps that it takes to become a cruiser.

It goes without saying that you need to already have a burning desire to Travel. And that you have a sense of adventure. You are not afraid to try new things out. And that you dream about sailing around the world or just sitting on your own boat in idyllic anchorages all the time.

10 Steps to Become a Cruiser
Accessing Money When Traveling

Accessing Money When Traveling

I frequently hear wanna be cruisers asking about accessing money when traveling around the world. Questions range from simply being able to get cash out of an ATM, to bank fees on international cash withdrawals, to carrying around a stash of money when traveling. Accessing Money Around The World To start with, much the same …

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Accessing Money When Traveling
What is a sail plan/float plan and why do you need one

What Is a Sail Plan/Float Plan? And Why Do You Need One?

When you are heading offshore it is essential to have a responsible person on land who knows about your planned passage and route. The person you choose should be comfortable contacting the authorities and Search and Rescue if you don’t complete your voyage by a certain time or date. When we are heading off on …

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What is a sail plan/float plan and why do you need one
Fighting a Lithium Battery Fire On A Boat

Fighting A Lithium Battery Fire On A Boat

It is essential to know how to deal with a lithium battery fire on a boat to avoid tragic accidents from happening. In September 2019 the Conception dive boat tragedy killed 34 people. The 75ft dive boat caught fire trapping 33 passengers and 1 crew member in the bunk area. All 34 people died of …

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Fighting a lithium battery fire on a boat
Sailing Instruction For New Catamaran Owners

Sailing Instruction For New Catamaran Owners

We are frequently asked for advice by people who are new to sailing and will be buying a catamaran to cruise on as their first boat. One of the most common questions is, how can we get some sailing instruction for new catamaran owners? Is it possible to get an instructor to teach us to …

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Best Dinghy For Cruising

The Best Dinghy For Cruising

A dinghy or tender depending on where you come from is one the most important yet neglected items on a cruising boat.

New cruisers often hardly give the choice of their first dinghy a second thought. I say first tender, as so many cruisers we know who have been out cruising for any length of time are on their second or even third dinghy. So what then is the best dinghy for cruising, and how do you choose which dinghy will work for you?

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