Working full-time while sailing the world

June 2, 2021
Posted in Europe
June 2, 2021 annika

Have you ever dreamt of working from a sailboat while exploring the world?

Today’s guests, Roxy and Phil from SV Sonder are doing just that. In this interview they give practical advice to anyone hoping to work from a sailboat and they also talk about some of the challenges they faced with banks and insurance companies when looking for sailboat financing and insurance.This episode is a must-listen to anyone who’s hoping to work while sailing. Roxy and Phil are so helpful, full of advice and just a delightful inspiration!

For us, we’re not retired or on vacation, we’re working. This is our life. This is just our home and it keeps moving and we work wherever we go.

Here’s what you can expect from this episode of Liveaboard Sailing Podcast:

5:20 How Roxy and Phil changed their lives so that they could work from anywhere while sailing
8:35 The lightbulb moment that made them realize living on a sailboat and slow travel around the world could be a possibility
10:55 How long it took to find their ideal sailboat, and the features they were they looking for
12:50 Their financial strategy to buying a sailboat + buying a sailboat in the US Virgin Islands
16:35 Financing a sailboat and challenges with banks and insurance for an older liveaboard sailboat
20:50 The surprises Roxy and Phil faced in the liveaboard sailing life
24:05 Things to consider when thinking about the size of a sailboat + comparing owning a 28 foot sailboat and a 47 foot sailboat
32:55 Running a business from a sailboat and working with a remote team
33:35 Internet connectivity and working from a sailboat in the Caribbean vs Europe
37:25 Advice to anyone who plans on working from a sailboat full time
41:45 Roxy and Phil’s budget as liveaboards in the Caribbean and in the UK
49:05 Recommendations to anyone hoping to start the liveaboard sailing life

If you love beautiful sailing photos from gorgeous places around the world (who doesn’t!), you must check out the Sailing Sonder Instagram account. And of course if you’re in need of cool 3D greeting cards that are sure to make an impression, check out the business they run from SV Sonder, PopLife Cards.

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