Sailing Blog – Liveaboard in the Med

For years we have cruised in the Med and recently this has been sailing onboard our Bavaria 40 Cruiser Avantgarde “Liberation”. Our sailing blog documents our travels from Slovenia where she was commissioned – through Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta and Italy. In 2019, we returned to Greece when we sadly handed her over to new owners.

Liberation was meant to be an “interim” boat – to get out on the water all summer while were waiting for our trawler. When we bought her we had already begun planning for our future world cruise. Learning to sail after years of cruising with fast motor yachts was our first preparation. A very different prospect when power is not the easy solution to every problem you encounter!

We used Liberation as our testing ground for many of the live-aboard solutions we intended to fit on our trawler. We tested our concepts to see what worked and what we really needed. It was a difficult day when we left her behind in Greece! Her new owners will benefit from a very high spec boat and we’ll be helping them to learn the systems on board.

Upgrades

We’ve already written a very detailed owners manual – the sort of document we can write for any owner for their own boat. We can also help you to make upgrades to improve your comfort, working within budget and space constraints on an average sized sailing yacht.

Our sailing blog documents some of the technical solutions we found along the way. We upgraded battery systems, water systems, electronics and the anchor among other things. We talk about the breakdowns and problems of course – like all boats. Living onboard all summer, we also got to see some wonderful places in Europe. We will miss sailing in the Med!