Given we spend 3-6 months on the ocean, many people ask, “What’s it like living on a boat?”
Well… It’s not always roses that’s for sure!
When considering living on a boat, in my opinion, 40 feet is the perfect size for two people.
It does get a bit squishy when I have a few mates or our videographer on board.
And sometimes we really wish we had room for a laundry.
Although we have found that a hot engine room is the prefect drier. And no they don’t stink of diesel!
Living on a boat is a unique and adventurous lifestyle that offers a multitude of benefits.
As soon as we steam (or sail as the case may be) out of the marina, we immediately feel a sense of freedom, tranquility, and a close connection to nature.
You lose track of time, but instead become acutely aware of the tides and the weather.
Even when you’re in a good anchorage you tend to sleep with one eye open.
In rough weather you don’t sleep much at all.
Key aspects of what living on a boat is like.
Freedom and Mobility
The ability to change your scenery at will is one of the most liberating aspects of boat living.
The limited living space encourages you to declutter and prioritize what truly matters… like dispensing with the laundry and living in the same three pairs of shirts and shorts.
Living on a boat fosters a strong sense of community among fellow boaties. It’s a strange ritual where complete strangers come ashore to connect to others anchored nearby around 5 pm each day.
Challenges and Rewards
Living on a boat opens up endless opportunities for exploration. You can discover hidden anchorages and explore remote islands. Every day brings the excitement of a new adventure, whether it’s snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, fishing for your dinner, or simply setting sail to unknown destinations. Living on a boat allows you to embrace a spirit of adventure and discover the world from a completely different perspective.
GREY NOMADS BECOME BLUE NOMADS
With the prevalence of grey nomads packing up their homes and heading into a caravan to travel in their retirement. Our idea is to be blue nomads. Doing the same in a boat.
Or better still, before we retire!
It’s been a decade long journey to get this far – so we can work and travel from a laptop.
We just kept making decisions based on whether or not they lead us toward our dream (yes), or away from it (no).
And here we are.
Helping boaties and anglers just like you, move toward their dreams.
LIVING ON A BOAT IS A CAPTIVATING ADVENTURE!
From the awe-inspiring wonders of the Great Barrier Reef to secluded beaches waiting to be discovered.
While it can be challenging and expensive, it offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking natural beauty and marine encounters.
Which is why we keep fixing the boat!
I hope you enjoyed Episode 12 of our Northern Safari series – Living on a boat.
New episodes drop each Thursday so stay tuned…
And while you’re here, why not take a look at some of our other tips and fishing action videos below.