Young Barnacles is all about life aboard a Lock Crowther cat. This family is fixing up a vintage Catana 42S (Paikea) and making her into a modern performance cruiser. We love these classic Crowther designs so this YouTube channel is a personal favourite.
They are turning their catamaran into a modern and fast liveaboard, and this channel has some great stuff on how they repair and upgrade their boat, and they share tips on how to get the best performance out of a yacht. This includes sail trim videos, their experience sailing large multihulls (like Gunboats, HH and Atlantic cats), rigging advice, what equipment they use on their boat, and how they have configured their catamaran as a liveaboard cruiser.
The crew is Anna and Shayne with Ayden, Harry, and Olly.
Paikea is a 42ft Catana catamaran. The boat was built in the early days of Catana and an upgrade of Lock Crowther’s successful 40ft design. The original hull molds were extended another 2ft to create the new Catana42s.
Shayne and Anna have made some major modifications to the front beam, added a carbon fibre longeron and a carbon fiber spreader-less rotating rig. So she is even quicker than Lock’s original!
This is our YouTube channel where we post boat tours, test sails as catamaran teasers on Shorts. We have covered the Windelo 50 and 54, the Excess 11 and 14, the Lagoon Sixty 5, the HH44 and many more with plenty of new boats to come
Follow Marijke and Mark from Cat Greatcircle sailing around the world on their Outremer 55 catamaran in the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500 (GLYWO).
They started September 2021 in the South of France, and plan to finish the party on the 22.6.2024 in the Açores.
These guys helped us out with an Outremer 55 Owner’s review, thanks for that Marijke and Mark! Cat Greatcircle is a very comprehensive YouTube channel from two experienced sailors with some fantastic insights into the Outremer 55 and performance catamarans in general.
On top of that, they have become very skilled in mid-oceanic drone flying (either that or they have a lot of drones ;)), so they videos have some great footage of the Outremer 55 surfing down the waves with the big sails up.
Their first boat was a Lagoon 39, which they upgraded to a Lagoon 52S. Then came the Outremer.
They are planning to sell Greatcircle after their circumnavigation and buy another boat: a new Outremer 55!
Jason and Nikki have been filming their adventures since 2011 on Gone With the Wynns. They have a friendly, no nonsense style that has won them many fans over the years, and have evolved their vlogs into a full time job under the umbrella of ‘Cultivate Curiosity’. Good for them!
Their first boat, Curiosity was a 2005 Leopard 43, one of Leopard Catamaran’s best selling models. They have sold that now and are sailing around on their second catamaran, Curiosity 2, which is an HH44.
Nick and Terysa decided to sail the world some years ago (2015). They started on a mono, and are now cruising around on a Seawind 1370. They sold up, rehoused the cats, and are now living on a cat!
If you are interested in these yachts, this is a great channel to dive a little deeper.
The Sailing Ruby Rose YouTube channel has some good technical videos as well as covering their adventures in the UK, France, Portugal, , Morocco and the Caribbean. They have also done some joint work with Gone with the Wynns in French Polynesia and spent a bit of time chartering in Australia.
They have done a fair few boat tours/reviews at boat shows. The series they ran while they were researching their current catamaran is worth a look.
The channel covers the adventures of this family of five sailing around the world on their “dream boat,” a Ferrari red Outremer 51 called “Archer”. Seth, Elizabeth, and their 3 boys Hale, Rhys, and Pierce sailed from Cape Cod in the US United States down to the Caribbean and then through the Panama Canal. They crossed the Pacific and sold the boat in Sydney, Australia.
Renee and Keith became exhausted with the 9-to-5 in the US so they got their four kids together, sold their home in the Texas suburbs and bought a sailboat. Those were they days when they had no sailing experience.
Their adventure began in 2016, and as of today they’ve sailed well over 50,000nm, visited over 50 countries and have circumnavigated the globe! They still have three kids on board (one left for college in 2020).
They film their escapades and upload them every Thursday (mostly) on YouTube. These are fun, family-frrendly episodes all edited, and published exclusively by the “Z-Crew”. And they have become pretty good at it!
Their boat is one of Privilege Catamaran’s classics: the Privilege 585, “Zatara”. Their eldest son came up with the name which means “raft,” or “driftwood” in Spanish.
The crew is Renee and Keith and their family Anna, Jack, Finn and Kate. They look like a solid bunch of people.
Follow Kristin and Fabio Potenti with their French Bulldog Yoda (“like the beach, I do”) on their Seawind 1600 catamaran, SV Wanderlust.
They sold their home in 2020 and moved aboard in September of that year. These two sailors are filming their life as live aboard sailors, sharing learnings, adventures, travel experiences and meals cooked on board.
Fabio researched far and wide for their perfect catamaran. Previously, they owned a Beneteau Oceanis 473 and a Dragonfly 35 trimaran, we decided that a catamaran would provide a great balance as a live-aboard. The Seawind 1600 ticked most of the boxes for them, satisfying a love of sailing and a need for comfort.
They have sailed the waters of South Florida, Florida Keys, the Bahamas, the US East Coast from Florida up to Maine, down to Panama, and sailed across the Pacific to French Polynesia.
This channel is run by Colin who bought SV Parlay: a hurricane damaged 2012 Lagoon 450 Catamaran in Tortola, BVI at the beginning of 2018, after Hurricane Irma.
Colin and his mates spent four months fixing her up, before setting sail across the Caribbean. They then spent some serious yard time in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, where they rebuilt the boat. Follow them as they fix her as they go, and circumnavigate the globe!
We teamed up with Parlay Revival for a Lagoon 450 Owner’s Review. It’s a good ‘un from Colin! Have a look if you are thinking of buying or chartering a L450.
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