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Stephen EstelleWe are Stephen (travelling sailor) and Estelle (sailing traveller). Building our first boat in a friend’s backyard, we set off to sail around the globe 20+ years ago. Our first crossing set us on a path to discovering, learning, and enjoying extraordinary people and experiences.

Having met the challenges of over 50,000 ocean-going miles, we have tales of nooks and crannies of the world unseen by many. As qualified ASA captains and instructors, we have helped and guided many people to become competent sailors and go cruising on their own boats. We gladly share our knowledge from boat building to boat brokerage to running a yacht charter business. Our objective is to help sailing enthusiasts discover and purchase a cruising yacht that meets their needs and achieves their dreams and advise how to lower costs of ownership.

We are delighted to connect with the growing community of cruising couples and families and love sharing our knowledge gained from years as live-aboard sailors with other cruisers and sailors. What started out as a hair-brained idea became our life and passion and the boat, our passport to freedom to wander the planet. We hope you enjoy the website and find the information here useful. Subscribe to our newsletter here>>Signature


 Charter Income & Tax Advantages

Because yacht ownership could be very be expensive, we are always looking for ways to offset the cost of yacht ownership. We have helped many of our owners, reduce the cost of ownership with charter income and tax advantages. Explore all the avenues here.

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Why catamaran

Catamarans: The Future Of Sailing?

This 137-year old concept, revived by the 2013 America's Cup and accelerated by limitless budgets and rapid innovation and technology, is propelling catamaran popularity into the general sailing community with spectacular speed. Nothing beats their comfort, speed and safety.

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Catamarans For Sale

How To Buy Your Catamaran

Our website is loaded with tips, guides and useful information for anyone looking to buy a catamaran. We offer expert analysis of the yacht's value based on configuration, location, cosmetics and overall current supply/demand for similar models.

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Catamaran Guru helps yacht buyers purchase Bali catamarans for private use or for charter program placement FEATURED CATAMARANS FOR SALE

BALI 4.5 Catamaran & BALI 4.3 Catamaran at Annapolis Show

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The BALI Catamaran Range is truly a unique collection of boats! Both the BALI 4.5 and the BALI 4.3 were unveiled for the first time in the US at the Annapolis Sailboat Show in October! We have been involved with BALI catamarans since inception of the concept. We were very excited to see how these catamarans were received by Annapolis Show attendees. BALI catamarans' very unique features, coupled with the prestigious Catana name, make this range of catamarans a force to be reckoned with. Judging by the enthusiastic response from the European and Annapolis boat shows, we are sure that this new line of luxury yachts will be a hit in the U.S. 

Bali 4.3 Loft & Bali 4.5 Open Space are both "2016 SAIL Best Boat" nominees! Click Here for Details>>

Go to our Bali Catamaran Pages for more information, specifications, brochures and more>>

The Bali 4.0 has debuted in Europe. Here are some of the first pictures>>

Demonstration Of How The Door Operates On Bali 4.0 and Bali 4.3

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Stephen Cockcroft of catamaran guru

Want To Find Your Dream Yacht and Get The Best Deal? Catamaran Guru Negotiates On Your Behalf At No Cost to You!

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learn to sail

Catamaran Guru has teamed up with NauticEd, the most innovative and best sailing education governing body in the USA, to bring you the newest, fastest, and easiest way to learn to sail and qualify for chartering a boat on your own. This is a revolutionary way to get the skill sets needed to be the safest, most competent sailor possible. Once the NauticEd courses/clinics and Catamaran Guru practical training are completed and passed, your certificate and accomplishments will be recognized and respected worldwide. 

View all the NauticEd Sailing Courses now, two free online courses are waiting for you. At Catamaran Guru, we believe the NauticEd Catamaran Sailing Confidence Course online or via iPad is a must take.


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 ...because we practice what we preach!

Our "Dream Job" is also our "Dream Life"

Stephen and Estelle Cockcroft

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We Don't Only Teach You Sailing Techniques.

We Teach You The Sailing Lifestyle!

Sailing School

We have been involved in sail training for ASA since 1996. Many of our graduates have successfully moved on to owning their own boats and are long term cruisers or charter boat owners, like Reg & Rita in this picture on their Prout 50 called R&R. 

The ASA sail training courses provide a good grounding for all new sailors and the weeklong live-aboard courses are invaluable for anyone who plan to own their own boat. We work with some of the best training facilities in the USA, Bahamas and Caribbean to provide top notch training. Learn to Sail>>

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We take pride in our happy clients and now, good

friends and fellow sailors!    -Stephen & Estelle

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Alan R. Lagoon 400 "Rendezvous"

With Stephen's expert and patient assistance, I was able to move rapidly from just considering charter yacht purchase to now eagerly awaiting the imminent delivery to BVI of a new 2014 Lagoon 400 S2. His advice has been impeccable... Read More>>  

katloMackie & Kathy C. Lagoon 450 "Katlo"

Please let the email serve as a professional reference of the highest caliber for Stephen Cockcroft while functioning in the capacity of a yacht broker. My wife, Kathy, and I just recently purchased a new Lagoon 450 and were very impressed how Stephen managed the entire process. Read more>>

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