Starlink antenna installed on the rails of our sailboat Bagabonda

Embarking on a life at sea aboard Bagabonda meant transforming every aspect of our nomadic existence into a version that could survive and thrive on the ocean’s unpredictable canvas. Our liveaboard life meant seeking as many as possible autonomous systems: systems that do not require us to dock.

One of the cornerstones of this transformation was integrating Starlink into our floating habitat.

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Installing lithium batteries onboard sailing vessel Bagabodna - Amel Samtorin

Our sailboat battery upgrade to lithium, and adding much more monitoring is part of our projects in making Bagabonda, our Amel Santorin, as autonomous as we technically can.

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Bagabonda new seating in the cockpit

We’re about to spill the beans on a little secret that has transformed life aboard Bagabonda. You might recall those throw pillows we used to scatter around the cockpit for comfort. Well, let’s say we’ve taken things up a notch, and it’s all thanks to a chance meeting with an upholstery specialist during our stop in Almerimar.

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On our adventures in the Balearic Islands, we explored Cabrera, a small island south of Mallorca.

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Bagabonda sailing at Sunset

Sailing is an ageless pastime because of the refreshing breezes of the Mediterranean, the soothing sound of waves lapping against the shore, and the exhilaration of being out on the open water. However, our most recent voyage, which departed from Mallorca and brought us to Bizerte, Tunisia, was more than just a trip; it was also a challenging examination of our capacities, the ship’s resilience, and our unwavering resolve.

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Henry Amel and Chantiers Amel: Crafting the Legacy of Enduring Sailing Vessels

Amel Santorin, Bagabonda, sails not just on the strength of her keel but on the winds of a rich legacy that dates back to well before her construction in 1991. Born from the vision of Henri Amel, Bagabonda embodies the essence of a dream realized—a vessel designed to explore the boundless horizons with grace, safety, and comfort. As we set sail aboard this remarkable yacht, we carry forward a tradition of adventure and craftsmanship, navigating not just the waters of the world, but continuing a legacy of exploration and freedom that Henri Amel envisioned for every sailor who shares his dream.

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Staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in navigation and safety equipment is not just a matter of convenience; it’s a commitment to security, efficiency, and peace of mind. On Bagabonda, our beloved Amel Santorin, we recently embarked on a significant technological overhaul, transforming our sailing experience and ensuring we remain at the forefront of maritime safety and navigation capabilities.

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Bagabonda Sailing Vessel - Port Grimaud (France)

I bought a sailboat to combine my wanderlust with the desire for a place to fall back on and call home!

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