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Following Your Sailing Dream

Sailing Totem 01The NBC Today Show interviewed a liveaboard family, the Giffords of Sailing Totem fame. They are an extraordinary sailing family who for the last 10 years circumnavigated the world, after the family set sail from their home in Washington state. Learn more about their adventures on the video to the left or go to their website Sailing Totem

We love hearing stories like these. They remind us of the excitement and nervousness it took for us 25+ years ago to leave behind family, friends, busy lives and successful careers to navigate the great unknown.

We wanted to share this with you so that you can see that you can make this sailing adventure your daily life. You too, can leave conformity behind ans spend more time doing what you love with the people who matter to you the most. You can do this before you retire. With modern technology, you can run businesses from your boat if you choose to. We do it and the Gifford family does, too.

anthony bourdain relaxing aboard on of catamaran guru's owners' fp saba 50 puerto rico

Anthony Bourdain, Rest in Peace?

Along with the rest of the world, we are shocked and saddened by the passing of Anthony Bourdain, world famous/infamous explorer, chef, storyteller. We cannot imagine him resting, but more likely finding peace in unbridled exploration of his life beyond. He inspired generations to get out into the world not just to experience unfamiliar cuisine and cultures, but to make new friends with real people. 

Just prior to Hurricane Maria, Mr. Bourdain filmed an episode while renting one of our catamaran owners' Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 in Puerto Rico and found delight in the most fresh and simple cuisine of a sailor.

Lagoon 77 Catamaran, Mana Kai, Launched in Bordeaux!

Lagoon 77 catamaranAs one of the top-selling brokers for ALL large catamaran brands and luxury crewed yachts of 60ft+ worldwide, Catamaran Guru™ provides innovative ownership programs to substantially reduce the costs of ownership. This Lagoon Seventy7, launched in Bordeaux, France, last week is no exception. The owner contracted us to help him in negotiations with the manufacturer and to help structure the crewed charter management of his yacht.

Stephen arrived to very cold weather in Bordeaux to do the final commissioning and handover of hull number two of the Lagoon 77 to the new owners. She is named Mana Kai, 'Spirit of the Ocean' in the Hawaiian language.

The owners are ecstatic and they have good reason to be. It is a very good looking yacht and the sheer scale and dimensions of this catamaran puts it firmly in the super yacht category.

Owners of 8 Lagoon Catamarans Meet Up

8 lagoon owners meet up to share experiences and love of their boatsA few of our Annapolis friends are Seven Seas Cruising Association Commodores. They are leaders and fun fanatics about cruising. Recently, they had an awesome idea to meet up with other Lagoon owners in Georgetown on Stocking Island in The Bahamas. 

What a great idea! They had a variety of Lagoon cats show up. Here's a summary from S/V Enjoy's blog of the great (and a little crazy) ideas they shared and how they celebrated being Lagoon owners. You can follow S/V Enjoy on Facebook.

Lagoon Catamaran Parts / Service

The one thing they all agreed upon is that parts are not so easy to come by. Here is a link to their online parts service that may help Lagoon catamaran owners. 

Share Your Catamaran Camaraderie

Let us know if you organize a similar get-together of catamaran owners!

Meet Sarah Steenland, Cruising Comic Illustrator

sarah steenland custom boat cardsWe have a new friend and fellow cruiser from Down Under! Sarah Steenland hails from Queensland, Australia, the land of wombats, koalas, and kangaroos, left her hometown, a smallish seaside city called Townsville, to cruise abour S/V Sea Monkey.

She tells of her sefaring tales and elicits comic relief for herself and other cruisers using her unique illustration talents. They cannot be described, you simply must see for yourself on her cruising stories blog

We have also commissioned Sarah to do the the cartoon on our shirts for the 2018 Catamaran Rendezvous in the Abacos. It is a super cool fun cartoon! Check it out here>>

Get Your Very Own Illustrated Cards

We wanted to let you know about her amazing work and let you know about her fun offer to make custom illustrated cards for your boat and crew for $125. Interested? The limited time offer is only for her subscribers so visit her website to plop your email in and hit enter! Then you can email her to order. 

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