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Living on a cruising yacht is truly living tiny, especially when the boat is just 41 feet. I think it’s beautiful inside, with its bright teak, comfortable settees and cute little kitchen. I especially love laying in the main stateroom with the hatch open, the breeze wafting in over my face. Living on a sailboat makes me feel so connected to nature. The pitter-patter of rain on the roof. The soft orange of the sunset on the horizon. The rise and fall of the boat with swell. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

When we first started out, we cooked on a Jetboil camp stove where I’d balance a pan. Now, there’s a beautiful Force 10 stove, a small sink and a little itty bitty square of counter space. It’s enough, for now, and I think our cruising yacht is beautiful.



Living on a cruising yacht definitely has its perks. See what it looks like inside.

The view toward the companionway in our cruising yacht

Across from our galley, which I love cooking at because its so near the breezes of the companionway, is a table and a couple of bench seats.

The kitchen area of the cruising yacht

Below that is our tiny living room on the cruising yacht or two settees across from each other. When we were first on the boat, Tom and I would each curl up on a separate settee and read.

Our cruising yacht has quite a bit of room inside

A comfortable place to read on our cruising yacht

Then, there’s our bathroom, now with a beautiful toilet. It took months for our toilet to get installed with the myriad of other projects Tom worked on, and I’m very thankful for it now. Sometimes, it’s the smallest things in life that make the biggest difference. I never thought I’d appreciate a toilet so much!

The bathroom aboard the cruising yacht

I also love our main stateroom on the CT41 cruising yacht. The bed is small but stretches out a bit to accommodate two people. Across from the bed is a little furnace that runs on kerosene. I love being anchored out in winter, heating up the boat with the flickering light of the stove. It’s like a tiny cabin moving gently in the wakes of passing cargo ships.

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The bedroom on board our cruising yacht.

Forward of the stateroom is a small v-berth with the anchor locker, a bench, and a huge hatch. Someday, I’d love to sit up there, shut myself in, and write.

Overall, living on a sailboat is a very pleasant adventure, and there are many reasons I love it, which you can read about here. 

And to be honest, there are also some difficulties, which you can read in my post: The Top 5 Worst Things about Living on a Boat.

 

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