“Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly”

Nr 2. Preparing the great voyage

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In the last 3 years we have prepared our dream: sailing the world! But where do you start: what is the perfect boat, what about maintenance and learning to sail the oceans? This is how we prepared!

When we decided in 2018 we wanted to travel the world by boat, we started our research online. Gilles got inspired by vlogs of Gone with the Wynns and Sailing Vagabonde. We discovered catamarans and how comfortable they are for cruising blue waters! Then we visited the boatshow HISWA in the Netherlands and the International Multihull show in France, and we decided to plan to buy a catamaran. We had a top 3 of catamarans brands we liked: Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Leopard. For the following 2 years we spend holidays on different types of catamarans, to explore and test those ships and also to see if the lifestyle of living on an boat appealed to us. And it did, right away! To us the French brand Lagoon provided the best value for money: a lot of space and storage on board, world wide technical service, great indoor design, excellent performance and safety when sailing.

In 2019 we contacted the Dutch Dealer of Lagoon, called Nautisch Kwartier. We bought a new 42ft Lagoon in April 2019 (transferred from the factory in France to the Netherlands in Juni 2019). We named her Horizon, because we believe you can always learn something new in life. We believe in personal development: once you think you have reached a destination in life, there is always something new to explore. The word Horizon represents to us an always shifting border in life, that seduces you to explore more new adventures!