Sailing Yacht

The Mercedes is sold, so I can now buy a Bavaria 40 and sail around the world

It is november 19. 2017 and my Mercedes car is now sold, but a necessary step if I must reach my goal.
I have a plan and is curious to see if it is possible, but why not give it a try.
My plan is not just to sail for 1 year, I’m thinking 5-10 years so I need some more money to do so.



  1. hello tino, I have a similar bavaria, could you show sometime how your webasto is installed? just wonder how they have solved it. By the way very informative videos you make.Keep up the good work.

  2. I love You!

  3. I would not feel very safe with a boat with a spade rudder if sailing around the world. I have hit big logs night time a couple of times before and they can rip that spade rudder of the hull, and in worst case sink the boat if you can't plug the hole. Look for a boat with a Skeg hung rudder.

  4. Tino, Check into a Hallberg Rassy.

  5. Thank you for going to the trouble to post in English. I see it is not your native tongue. Very good job. I'll be watching.

  6. Hello,Tino
    Is your boat for sell?
    If yes,please contact me

  7. Hej Tino!
    Tillykke med salget af din bil. Jeg vil følge dig spændt og se hvor vidt du kommer i de følgende afsnit. Min blue water boat var en Endurance 47 fra 1982. Den vil jeg dog ikke anbefale, da det er en ferrocement båd, og kan ikke kaskoforsikres. Og nu har den lagt på bunden af Atlanterhavet ud for Marokko i ca 15 år på ca. 200 meter vand. og omkring 10 km fra kysten. Jeg har stadig drømmen om at tage afsted igen. De oplevelser du får der ude er helt fantastiske, sejlere er et folk for sig.
    Mange hilsner Frans.

  8. Good luck! I looking forward to follow your journey both for a new boat and for the actual sailing around the world. Just a reminder, I think that you forgot the most important thing about your new boat, it must have at least 300L diesel tank and 300L water tank, the other things you mention is more like optional extras that simplifies life a bit 🙂

    I have a 36feet steel yacht that is setup for blue water and single handed sailing and it has a refleks heater with water radiators and it draws about 9watt (circulation and fuel pump) and it's dead silent, however the drawback is that it has no way to control the heat via a thermostat, only 1 to 7 in how much fuel that's going in to the burn chamber.

    I hope I join you and others sailing around the world some day, but with house, kids, morgage and a wife that is afraid of the sea it is a bit complicated mildly put. 🙂
    Again good luck from Sweden.

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  10. Hi Tino. Hope all goes well in your search for your new yacht . I'm a great believer in buying the right boat for the intended purpose, I myself would love an island packet 380 or 420 for our round the world trip and that's what we will be getting if all goes to plan . A mass production yacht is ok for this porpoise as many people do but I just don't like the flimsy spade rudders or bolt on keels. For adventures in unfamiliar seas where the chance of grounding and fouling is a high probability you can't beat a fully encapsulated keel with a protected prop and skeg hung rudder. You will pay more for an I.P yacht but it will hold its value better than any an mass production yacht. If you are looking at I.P yachts make sure you get one built after year 2000 as they made important improvements to the chain plates and also get one fitted with a bow thruster as full keel yachts don't manover very well in tight spaces like marinas.
    All the best .. Brian

  11. Interesting Tino.   A few modest comments from me for your consideration.  I do not buy into the ‘blue water’ vs ‘mass production’ boats argument.   Production boats were clearly inferior 20 years ago, but quality has improved enormously since then.  (The successful oceanic crossings of thousands of them each year is proof that any difference now is probably only relevant at the poles.)   After all, ALL boats now are built with world class components: Volvo (or Scania or Cummins….) engines; Selden booms and masts; Lewmar winches; Webasto or Eberspacher heaters; Ray Marine or Garmin navigation systems; Furuno radars; Side-Power bow thrusters; CQR or Rocna anchors;  Dyneema halyards; etc.   At the end of the day the biggest differences are now on internal saloon layout, and hull design relevant only to racers.  I’d even go further and say that ‘blue water’ boats are more difficult to handle as many of them are full keel, and more challenging to bring into a marina than a fin keel.   Yes, a Halberg Rassey or Island Pack would be nice, but I love my Bavaria 40.    The only major flaw it has is the absence of an inner forestay (which I am looking to have fitted).    Good luck with your search.  I enjoy following your journey.


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