Home sweet home on a sailboat

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Our home is a Beneteau Oceanis 473, which for the non-boaters, means it’s 47 feet long. I won’t bore you with the technical details (yet), but the basics are the boat has two bedrooms (cabins), two bathrooms (heads), a relatively large living room (salon) and kitchen (galley). We also have a gigantic cockpit that has twin steering wheels that allow us to fight for control — although Audrey usually wins.

We suspect that some of you are wondering where and how we spend our time (indoors) when we’re not sailing or partying. Well, when it’s not rocking and rolling on the sea or at anchor, it’s not different from being in a tiny condo — that’s always on the water. Here’s a few pics that will give you an idea of what Celebration is like down below and in the cockpit (which is like our patio when we’re not underway).

There’re a few other practical spaces like our storage lockers/lazarettes and the engine space as well as inside cupboards, but they’re not that exciting. However, if you really want to see where we pack all of our clothing, groceries, tools, spare parts and all the “stuff of daily life,” let us know.

By the way, we did our first sabbatical to the Bahamas from Toronto on an older 36-foot boat, so this is a mega yacht by comparison.

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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Richard James
Richard and Audrey James are living the dream of many of us. They are sailing from California to the Caribbean via the Panama Canal then along the north shore of Colombia to the Caribbean.. After 23 years of working at General Motors North America and GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East (LAAM) James and his wife bought a sailboat and ventured out on the high seas. Sailing has been in James' blood since he was a student in Australia on an exchange program at the University of Toronto. He has raced and cruised sailboats wherever he happened to be living and on charter boats in the Caribbean. He also took a previous sabbatical earlier in his working life, sailing a 36-foot sailboat from Toronto, Canada to the Bahamas.Follow James and Audrey as they traverse the world in their sailboat, and as they reimmerse themselves into the work world.