About Sailboat Life

Sailboat Life is the website for cruisers, sailboat liveaboards, and enthusiasts in living the sailboat life. We seek to publish and share stories to help you pursue the a sailing lifestyle of cruising or living aboard. Upcoming Sailboat Life Topics include:

  • Daily Life on a Sailboat
  • Sailing Tactics and Tips
  • Passage Planning and Offshore Sailing
  • Sailboat Maintenance and Repairs
  • Sailing Routes
  • Storm Tactics for Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Cruising Destinations
  • Sailboat Safety, Anchoring, Weather, and More

“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”

— Joseph Conrad, Polish-British Writer

Sailboat Life will help you discover whether the liveaboard and cruising lifestyles are for you and help you extra the most joy and adventure from your sailing lifestyle.

For those who love the water, there is not greater way of life than Sailboat Life. The simplicity, nature, and ability to travel all combine into a lovely experience that little else compares to.

“I wanted freedom, open air, and adventure. I found it on the sea.”

— Alaine Gerbault, French Sailor

Whether you are an old salt, new sailor, or simply dreaming of living aboard a sailboat one day, Sailboat Life is for you!

Sailboat Life for Liveaboards

Sailboat Life for Liveaboards includes the daily stories of life at a marina, on anchor, or weekend cruising. It’s a lifestyle of a rich community of water lovers. Sailboat Life for Liveaboards blends the art of sailing, a love for boating, and a connection with the water.

Learn the secrets of ruthless efficiency and a lifestyle of joy.

What Makes a Sailboat Good for Liveaboards? At its most basic level, a boat suitable for living aboard provides shelter, security, privacy, and for some, identity. There must be a place to sleep, make meals, have a bathroom, a place to sit and relax, and storage for clothing, provisions, water, and personal items.

Sailboat Life for Cruisers

Sailboat Life for Cruisers includes the long-term planning, preparation, and execution of successful voyages at sea and life on anchor (or marinas). The cruising life provides a sense of adventure and can be accomplished on a budget, during retirement, or while working full-time.

Cruising on a sailboat includes bluewater passages to short island hops and everything in between.

What is Sailboat Cruising? Cruising by boat is an activity that involves living for extended time on a vessel while traveling from place to place for pleasure. Cruising generally refers to trips of a few days or more, and can extend to round-the-world voyages.

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