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Watch: The Realities of Boat Life

by Ingrid Hale
Reality of Boat life

Have you ever dreamed of embracing a full-time boat life with nothing but the wind and your dreams determining where you’re going next? The Wynns did just that. Here they share their insight into the realities of this lifestyle and the most important things you should know before you buy your dream boat and head off into the sunset.

Four years ago Jason and Nikki Wynn bought a boat and set out to explore the world with absolutely no sailing experience.

If hindsight were 20/20 I don’t know if we would have done half the things we have done. Experts and novices all around the world wide web told us we would fail, sink, and die. Well, surprise, surprise, we’re still alive! 

Having taken their time to learn and grow they have seen some of the world’s most amazing destinations. Watch their video below outlining all the things they have experienced and what they might have done differently as they look back on 4 years of explorations.

Turns out you CAN just go buy a boat and sail about the world. BUT…that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. To say we had (and still have) a lot to learn is an understatement.   

Knowing that they had a lot to learn Jason and Nikki made a video so they would be able to one day reflect on their newbie expectations and compare them to reality. 

We really had no idea what was ahead of us. We thought our RV experience would help…and it did…but there is so much more to boat life than we could comprehend. 

Restrictions and closures now have confined the couple to Fiji and hindered them from exploring so they have been sifting through years of videos, noting their mistakes, their misadventures, and their victories.  They asked themselves what advice they could give to anyone looking to start off on a crazy adventure like theirs. 

So, if hindsight is 20/20, here it is, the realities of living on a sailboat. The stuff we wished we would’ve known before we bought a boat and set off around the world.

[Watch: The Realities of Boat life]

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