Liveaboard Sailing Podcast


Sustainable cruising lifestyle in British Columbia

Season 1, Ep. 5

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, with great blog posts about all things sailing related.

If you want to send me a message and tell me what you think about this podcast, you can find me on Instagram as annikarautiola.

More Episodes

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The reality of liveaboard sailing: Epic adventures and sleepless nights

Season 1, Ep. 1
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 sailing10:40 The reality of the sailing lifestyle 15:30 How Amanda and Darren made the switch to the liveaboard sailing life in a matter of months21:20 Going from zero sailing experience to crossing the Atlantic via Greenland28:10 Their long term financial approach that allows them to keep sailing33:40 The cost of their bluewater sailboat and outfitting + monthly costs of liveaboard sailing38:05 Two things they would do differently knowing everything they know now after two years of sailing41:20 Buying a sailboat without much experience44:10 Darren and Amanda's advice to aspiring liveaboard sailors For more of Amanda and Darren, follow Sailing Panda on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Patreon.  
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Working full time from a sailboat while travelling the world

Season 1, Ep. 2
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 sailing8:35 The lightbulb moment that made them realize living on a sailboat and slow travel around the world could be a possibility10:55 How long it took to find their ideal sailboat, and the features they were they looking for12:50 Their financial strategy to buying a sailboat + buying a sailboat in the US Virgin Islands16:35 Financing a sailboat and challenges with banks and insurance for an older liveaboard sailboat20:50 The surprises Roxy and Phil faced in the liveaboard sailing life24:05 Things to consider when thinking about the size of a sailboat + comparing owning a 28 foot sailboat and a 47 foot sailboat32:55 Running a business from a sailboat and working with a remote team33:35 Internet connectivity and working from a sailboat in the Caribbean vs Europe37:25 Advice to anyone who plans on working from a sailboat full time41:45 Roxy and Phil's budget as liveaboards in the Caribbean and in the UK49:05 Recommendations to anyone hoping to start the liveaboard sailing lifeFollow Sailing Sonder on Instagram, and check out Roxy and Phil's business and PopLife Cards - they're gorgeous!