Why liveaboard cruising is a tricky term to interpret


The epithet ‘liveaboard cruiser’ is one to treat with caution. Between the two words is a large, invisible sliding scale of meaning that you misinterpret at your peril.

This pink yacht fits somewhere along the scale and I have seen her in the Canary Islands for several years running. I’m sure the crew will be going transatlantic any day now, just as soon as those last few jobs are done and that spare part arrives. Damn, missed that weather window. Well, next year,Deo volente.

In the meantime, at least the beers are cold, judging by the large domestic fridge in the cockpit.

From a different point on the sliding scale, I also saw this well-protected yacht last week, and I think it deserves a caption, don’t you?