WHO AM I?

My name is Vadim Luppo. As of 2024, I have visited 24 countries: some by sailboat, others by land.

I have been on continuous travels for over 8 years.

I have been sailing for over 12 years. I have owned 5 yachts, starting with a dismountable catamaran and a 1200 euro sailboat.

Now I have a super renovated Hallberg-Rassy 382. Its value is about 300,000 euros.

During this time I have studied a huge amount of information. I have done some serious journeys: around Europe (from Sweden to Africa)and a passage to Japan on my current sailboat.

In this presentation, I've prepared something interesting for you.

Something that will help make your dream of a sailboat come true very soon!

Please take this seriously and read carefully from beginning to end. Thank you!

I have dozens of journeys that I could talk about, but I will tell you about the two longest and most interesting ones.
MY SAILING JOURNEYS
A 70-day journey from Sweden to Africa in 2018
Boat: Albin Vega, 8.25 meters
A 70-day journey from Sweden to Africa in 2018
Boat: Albin Vega, 8.25 meters
  • Prepared a new sailboat for a voyage in just 5 days
  • Passed the English Channel: tides up to 12 meters, currents up to 6 knots
  • Crossed the Bay of Biscay, which many captains fear.
  • Passed more than 100 gates in French canals
  • Passed the Gulf of Lyon, famous for Mistral winds
  • I discovered Tunisia for many as a cheap and comfortable place for mooring. Prices are up to 5 times lower than in Europe
  • Completed the entire route without any serious issues or breakdowns
  • The journey was without AIS, radar, and other devices that greatly simplify life
A 40-Day Journey from Malaysia to Japan in 2023
Boat: Hallberg-Rassy 382, 12 meters
A 40-Day Journey from Malaysia to Japan in 2023
Boat: Hallberg-Rassy 382, 12 meters
  • I've prepared the new sailboat very thoroughly for offshore voyages
  • Passed the Strait of Malacca (the busiest strait in the world by number of ships)
  • Sailed through the Singapore Strait (also with very challenging navigation conditions)
  • Non-stop passages for 7 days without opportunity to enter the port
  • Passed the pirate region of Palawan next to the notorious Sulu Bay
  • Dealt with all the complexities of entering and using a yacht in Japan
  • The entire route was navigated at the turn of the seasons. This route can only be sailed at a specific time — one month a year. Other times, either the typhoon season or unfavorable winds can prevent the passage
  • Completed the journey without any serious issues, breakdowns, or incidents
  • I've used all the modern features: active AIS, the latest radar with target highlighting, satellite phone, etc.
To sum up, I have a lot of practical experience, including experience in challenging regions.
First and foremost, I am a practitioner. I've traveled on both small boats ( is just 8.25 meters) without navigation equipment and large, fully equipped boat (, a 12-meter boat, weighing over 10 tons when fully loaded).
Albin Vega
Hallberg-Rassy 382
Video course “Captain of your OWN sailboat”

My team and I have made a complete video course that will help you become a true captain of your OWN yacht.

So many schools and courses prepare people to charter modern mainstream yachts.

Our video course is oriented to DIFFERENT SIZES of cruising sailboats, to OWNING a sailboat, to buying YOUR OWN SAILBOAT.

The video course also works offline, so you can use it even at sea!
You will get 12 years of experience packed
287 videos are already ready, and another 200 are in progress. We plan to finish in the first half of 2024.
1 QUESTION OR 1 TOPIC - 1 VIDEO
So you can always find information easily. It will be like an encyclopedia and reference book for you in video format.
What you will learn:
How to decide on the choice of a sailboat and not make a mistake
This is theoretical preparation. You'll have an idea of what yachts exist, view analysis of different types of sailboats and specific models, regions of purchase and sale, different solutions depending on the budget
How to sail a yacht, full training course
With detailed practical examples: using the example of the (8 meters, tiller), Marieholm 32E (10 meters, tiller) and (12 meters, steering wheel).
Self survey
Large section on how to inspect a boat. What to look at, how to check. Examples of good and bad situations, how to evaluate potential repairs
Preparing a yacht for different level travels

Coastal travel, sea crossings up to 200 miles away from the coast.

Sea crossings with a distance of up to 1000 miles and autonomy of up to 7-10 days.

Ocean crossings without restrictions and autonomy of up to 100 days.

How to turn sailing from a money-losing hobby into a profitable one

I've sold all my boats at a profit. With the help of friends, we've developed various concepts for buying and selling. I'll tell you how to always stay in plus.

When sailing does not take money from the family budget, and sometimes even gives a little, it is doubly pleasant.

We're not talking about business, but about optimization where sailing doesn't lead to losses. It remains a hobby, but becomes a profitable hobby.

Different sizes of sailboats explained

The complexity of systems depending on the size and budget of the yacht.

We analyze all the systems, how it works, how to maintain it, how much it costs, how to install, etc.

Sailboat ownership issues
How to find moorings. Maintaining your sailboat. Carrying out repairs. Handling paperwork: registering your sailboat, crossing international borders, etc.
Upgrade for autonomy and comfort
Analysis with a practical example of such devices and systems as wind autopilot, watermaker, aircon, arch with solar panels, wind generator, lithium, radar, active AIS, satellite phone, Starlink, generator, etc.
My personal experience in all questions
I’ll tell you where I was wrong, where I did well, I’ll warn you against mistakes that could cause you injuries or financial losses. Sometimes we’re talking about tens of thousands of euros!

In this video course, I've tried to cover all the nuances you need to know as a sailboat owner and captain.

Knowledge from complete beginner to full-fledged captain. And I also tried to share all my experience.

Small yachts of 7-10 meters are quite different from medium and large yachts of 10-14 meters.
Video course is recorded on the example of 3 yachts of different sizes:
1
Small Sailboats:
Albin Vega
Optimal for traveling along the coast. Occasional sea crossings of up to 7 days
Is it theoretically possible to go around the world?
Yes, but the comfort level will be low
Can it theoretically be used for permanent living?
Yes, the comfort level will be decent if you live with marina utilities. I personally lived with my girlfriend on such a boat for half a year.
Length 8.25 m (27 ft)
Width 2.46 m (8 ft)
Sail Area 27 m² (296 ft²)
Weights only 2.3 tons (moves with hands in the marina)
Water reserve 60 liters + jerrycans (expandable to 200 liters)
Perfect crew size is 2 people (up to 4 in theory)
Simple systems, simple plumbing, simple electrics, minimal repairs, easy handling
Control with a tiller (maximum responsiveness, affordable autopilot, less maintenance, cheaper repairs)
Ceiling height is 1.7 meters, in the galley area it's 2.5 meters under the sprayhood
Kitchen available
Toilet available

Using this sailboat Albin Vega as an example, I will show how easy it is to operate a small yacht. Arrange comfortable living, choose and buy it.

I will show all the technological solutions (they differ from large yachts). I will show how to maintain such a yacht for 100-150 euros in month (including the mooring fee).

2
Mid-sized Sailboats:
Marieholm 32E
A great combination of comfort and maintenance cost. Comfort is significantly higher compared to smaller sailboats.
Is it theoretically possible to go around the world?
Yes, it is the best option for a small budget
Can it theoretically be used for permanent living?
Yes, the comfort level would be significantly higher compared to Albin Vega
Length 9.75 meters (32 feet).
Width 3 meters (10 feet)
Sail Area 36 m² (383 ft²)
Weight 4.2 tons (still movable by hand, but it's getting harder)
Water reserve 130 liters + jerrycans (expandable to 300 liters)
Optimal crew size is 2-3 people (up to 5 in theory)
Still simple systems, simple plumbing, simple electrics. Few repairs, easy operation
Control with a tiller (maximum responsiveness, affordable autopilot, less maintenance, cheaper repairs)
Ceiling height 1.9 meters
Kitchen available
Toilet available

Using this Marieholm 32E sailboat as an example, I'll show you how it differs from smaller sailboats. I'll show how to dock it, guide you through choosing and buying one, and reveal all the technical solutions (which are different from larger sailboats).

I'll also explain how to maintain such a sailboat on a budget of 150-200 euros per month, including mooring fees.

3
Large sailboats:
Hallberg-Rassy 382
Comfort comparable to apartments. Lots of space, lots of supplies, complex systems, expensive maintenance.
Is it theoretically possible to go around the world?
Yes, it's a great option for a circumnavigation, but it requires a good budget.
Can it theoretically be used for permanent living?
Yes, the comfort level would be comparable to a small house or apartment (2 bedrooms, 1 kitchen-living room)
"Length 11.62 meters (38 feet)
Width 3.64 meters (12 feet)"
Sail Area 70 m² (759 ft²)
Weight with equipment is 10 tons. It's not advisable to adjust manually as it may lead to injuries
Water supply 580 liters + watermaker (relatively infinite amount of fresh water)
Complex and costly systems like electric winches, bow thrusters, lithium batteries, hot water with a shower, both 12v and 220v electrical systems, AC, a built-in refrigerator. A lot of maintenance.
Optimal crew size is 2-5 people (up to 7 in theory)
Offshore equipment: wind autopilot, watermaker, solar power station, generator, wind generator, satellite phone, satellite internet, etc.
Control with a steering wheel (requires maintenance, autopilot is much more expensive)
Full set of navigation equipment: chartplotter, anemometer, radar, active AIS, VHF radio with AIS, depth sounder, and other sensors.
Ceiling height 2.05 meters
Shower and toilet
Using my Hallberg-Rassy 382 sailboat as an example, I'll show you how to handle a large sailboat. How to make it as comfortable as full-fledged apartments, how to choose and buy one. I'll demonstrate all the technological solutions (which are different from those on smaller sailboats).
SO THE COURSE IS SUITABLE BOTH FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BUY LARGE OR SMALL YACHTS.

Because we've covered all segments, no matter which sailboat you want to buy for yourself. You'll have examples of what to deal with and how to handle it.

You'll have video examples for possible real-life situations in sailing or an understanding of how to find a solution.

For example
The deck on the and Marieholm 32E is plastic, while on the it is teak. You will see how to care for both, learn the pros and cons, and will not be afraid of teak.
plastic
deck
teak
deck
and Marieholm 32E have regular lead batteries, my current boat has lithium.
lead
batteries
lithium
batteries
and Marieholm 32E have tiller, while the has wheel steering.
Control with a tiller
wheel
steering
and Marieholm 32E don't have bow thruster, while the does.
don't have a bow thruster
has a bow thruster
We were able to show you different solutions as the course is recorded with 3 boats at once. We have equipment and solutions of different types.
Part of the course is already completed and published. The second part is scheduled to be published in the first half of 2024.
287 videos are already ready and about 200 more are currently in development. The course will become more expensive after the release, so take advantage of our special offer now!
video course content
The course consists of over 500 videos. You can check out all the topics below
Click on a section to open its contents
Information about sailboats
  • General review of my previous sailboat (27 feet, Albin Vega)
  • General review of my current sailboat (38 feet, Hallberg-Rassy 382) (coming soon!)
  • Main types of sailing yachts
  • Basic elements of a yacht (27-32 feet)
  • Basic elements of a 32-50 feet yacht with a standard cockpit (coming soon!)
  • Basic Elements of a 35-50 feet aailboat with a center cockpit (coming soon!)
  • Is the central cockpit convenient or not? What does the central cockpit provide? (coming soon!)
  • Hull material
  • Types of sailing rigs
  • Why do you need a keel?
  • Types of rudders and keels
  • Sailboats with outboard engines
  • Bow thruster (coming soon!)
  • What does a long keel give you on big boats? (soon!)
  • How do you properly determine your budget for a sailboat? (coming soon!)
Getting ready to buy a boat with a budget up to 10,000 euros (coming soon!)
  • How to choose a sailboat? What sites to use?
  • What can you expect with this budget?
  • How does the 10% and 20% rules work with such a budget?
  • Budget allocation, purchasing, repairs, major expenses to avoid
  • How to inspect systems without a surveyor (in this budget, it's not cost-effective)
  • What options are most optimal in a given budget, specific recommendations for models
  • My choice within such a budget (what I would choose myself based on my current experience)
Getting ready to buy a boat with a budget up to 20,000 euros (coming soon!)
  • How to choose a sailboat? What sites to use?
  • What can you expect with this budget?
  • How does the 10% and 20% rules work with such a budget?
  • Budget allocation, purchasing, repairs, major expenses to avoid
  • How to inspect systems without a surveyor (in this budget, it's not cost-effective)
  • What options are most optimal in a given budget, specific recommendations for models
  • My choice within such a budget (what I would choose myself based on my current experience)
Getting ready to buy a boat with a budget up to 30,000 euros (coming soon!)
  • How to choose a sailboat? What sites to use?
  • How does the 10% and 20% rules work with such a budget?
  • How to do the initial inspection by yourself, how to determine a good boat from a bad one in 10 minutes, and what to focus on first
  • In what cases do you need to hire a surveyor, how much does it cost, where to search and how the all the process works
  • How and when to check all the systems?
  • Why should boats over 30,000 euros be purchased through a broker? How to use a broker for your own purposes? Why is it safer to conduct a transaction through a broker?
  • Registering a sailboat that costs more than 30,000 euros
  • The deposit before the sea test, if the deal goes through a broker, typical contract terms, broker tricks, charter tricks, how to abandon the boat if you don't like it, and how to get your deposit back
  • Selling a boat through a broker: what problems and pitfalls can arise, why some brokers intentionally don't want to sell boats, and why it benefits them to keep them docked
  • My choice within such a budget (what I would choose myself based on my current experience)
Getting ready to buy a boat with a budget more than 30,000 euros (coming soon!)
  • How to choose a sailboat? What sites to use?
  • How does the 10% and 20% rules work with such a budget?
  • How to do the initial inspection by yourself, how to determine a good boat from a bad one in 10 minutes, and what to focus on first
  • In what cases do you need to hire a surveyor, how much does it cost, where to search and how the all the process works
  • How and when to check all the systems?
  • Why should boats over 30,000 euros be purchased through a broker? How to use a broker for your own purposes? Why is it safer to conduct a transaction through a broker?
  • Registering a sailboat that costs more than 30,000 euros
  • The deposit before the sea test, if the deal goes through a broker, typical contract terms, broker tricks, charter tricks, how to abandon the boat if you don't like it, and how to get your deposit back
  • Selling a boat through a broker: what problems and pitfalls can arise, why some brokers intentionally don't want to sell boats, and why it benefits them to keep them docked
  • My choice within such a budget (what I would choose myself based on my current experience)
How can you lose really big money? (soon!)

The high price of a sailboat doesn't mean it won't have issues. I've seen sailboats for €200,000 and €300,000 with big problems. Sometimes these problems are hidden, and when you buy such a sailboat, you might need to invest an additional €50,000 - €100,000 to turn it into a really good boat that can sail safely.

Moreover, often solving these problems does not increase the value of the boat, that is, it is really a loss of a lot of money due to lack of knowledge.

Hull deformation, hull delamination, osmosis, engine replacement, bad teak that can't be sanded, faulty seacocks, old rigging, portholes and hatches, bad mast, worn sails, outdated electronics with issues, old electrical system with problems, old plumbing with issues.

How to sell a boat profitably? (coming soon!)
  • When buying a boat, we immediately think about how and for how much we can sell it later. This helps us make the right decision about the purchase—a rational one, not an emotional one
  • Which costs pay off and which don’t? What is an investment and what is a loss?
  • Determining the realistic cost, how to estimate it, how not to sell too cheap or not to set the price too high
  • What are the dangers of overpricing and a prolonged sale?
  • Cost dependence on region
  • Selling a boat yourself: process, pros and cons
  • Selling a boat through a broker: process, pros and cons
  • Description, list of equipment
  • Surveyor report
  • Photos
  • Placement sites
  • What does the buyer expect from us?
  • What are buyers afraid of?
How to grow a 30-100k value boat in 3-5 years by buying and selling different boats, starting with a 1000 euro boat (coming soon!)

Let's say you have between 3,000 and 10,000 euros, you are a beginner, and you want to start with a small boat to get your first experience, but then you want to buy a bigger boat and then maybe even bigger one.

With my approach, you'll be able to buy good sailboats at a low cost and sell them for a significantly higher price by making minor changes and changing their location.

This isn't a business, but it will be an enjoyable hobby. Over the years, you'll gain experience, you'll have owned several boats, and most importantly, you'll be able to buy the sailboat of your dreams this way.

The process is roughly like this: you buy a boat for 3000 euros, improve its appearance a bit, and then sell it somewhere else where boats are more expensive (for example, you might transport it from Sweden to Germany), and there it can worth 6000-8000 euros!

If you start with 10,000 euros, you can transport a 32-foot sailboat to the Mediterranean Sea over the summer and sell it there for 25,000 euros. This has all been tested in practice by me and my readers.

It's important to strictly follow the criteria when buying and selling, otherwise, there won't be a profit, and you might even face a loss.

My concept in this approach is to make sailing should be an asset rather than a liability, or at least not to take a lot of money from your family budget. When this happens, the joy of sailing increases a lot!

On larger sizes, it also works. For example, you can buy an HR352 in Sweden for 50,000 - 70,000 euros and sell it in the Mediterranean for 80,000 - 100,000 euros.

It's not magic or a trick; the boat mostly increases in value due to a change of location. If someone wants to buy such a boat, they will have to hire a skipper, an assistant, and all of this is very expensive.

A skipper costs about 3 euros per nautical mile, a helper costs about 100 euros per day, a commercial ferrying of a boat from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea can cost 15000-20000 euros, but commercial ferrying means responsibility for someone else's boat, working conditions, no freedom, and here you sail your own boat, do what you want, and in the end you get the same money, maybe less, but it is also less stress.

In the webinar you receive a step-by-step algorithm with specific numbers and a plan by steps and years.

Overview of main sailboat types from 22 to 50 feet (coming soon!)

The main purpose of this section is to introduce you to the basic concepts of boats and to convey an understanding of what each boat is designed for, you should not neglect these nuances, or you may be in for a big disappointment.


We'll look through a lot of different manufacturers, you'll get a good understanding of boats.

  • Folkboat (Swedish folk boat, which, one might say, marked the beginning of all Swedish boats for ordinary people)
  • Albin, (including Albin Vega and Albin Ballad), Marieholm, Amigo, Allegro, Contessa, Hurley, Havsfidra, Storfidra, etc. (typical Swedish, Danish, Finnish and British boats, inexpensive and very reliable, some people sail around the world on them)
  • Maxi, Sunwind, and similar boats (cruisers with enhanced comfort and space)
  • Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Hanse, Dufour, Hunter, etc. (Mainstream boats, which are often used by charter companies, poorly suit for serious cruising, after 20 years got many problems, many things need to be replaced, especially if the boat has been used a lot).
  • Catalina, Pearson, C&C (shipyards that have been making popular boats for the USA for a long time)
  • Tayana, Baba, and others (These are very heavy boats with a long full keel, which perform poorly in light winds, are difficult to dock as they usually don't have a bow thruster, better suited for circumnavigation and anchoring, with lots of wood inside, very cozy, and have large water and fuel capacities.)
  • Rustler 37 (a modern cruise boat made with classic solutions, an English classic, there was a long period when they were not produced, now you can order a new one)
  • Pacific Seacraft (another shipyard with a classic approach to boat building (like in the 70-80s), long keel, price for new boats starts from 300k euros for 31 feet. Very cool and seaworthy boats, opportunity to buy a boat like in the 70s-80s, but with modern comfort.
  • Island Packet (very spacious boats, 28 feet inside feels like 36 feet, cutter rig, special system for the staysail) — excellent vessels for circumnavigation, they have many advantages and are very livable. They are like the American equivalent of HR in terms of quality, meaning these sailboats are of very high quality, and many dream of owning one.

One of the few sailboats with a long keel that you can buy new.

  • Hallberg-Rassy, Najad, Malo (my favorite type, with a combined long keel, modern HRs already have a bolt-on keel) — habitable and comfortable for both short trips and long voyages. They are convenient for entering marinas, and many have a bow thruster or can have one installed. HR is considered the most desirable brand in the world according to the German Yacht magazine.
  • Fisher, Nauticat and similar (motorsailers that are well-suited for cold regions, with an enclosed cockpit, comfortable boats for harsh conditions)
  • Amel and Oyster (shipyards with their own approach, but very famous boats for long journeys)
  • Baltic and other similar racing cruisers
  • Long boats for skerries racing, length is 35-40 feet, and width is only 2.2-2.5 meters, very uncomfortable, you pay for everything as for 40 feet, and habitability as if it is 27 feet
Where is the best place to buy and sell a 22-50 foot boat? (coming soon!).
  • Sweden and Norway
  • Germany, Poland, Finland
  • France
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Caribbean Islands
  • Canary Islands
  • US market
  • Latin American countries
  • Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Langkawi, Indonesia, Bali, Philippines, etc.)
  • Korea
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Remote corners of the Earth
My boat, why the HR 382? (coming soon!)

How I chose the boat, what's important to me.

I have some pretty clear criteria that not many boats meet, and you might like these criteria too.

I'll tell this in a short webinar. I'll explain why the HR382 is almost the perfect boat for me.

Is teak on the deck a good thing or a bad thing? (coming soon!)

My experience with owning a boat with and without teak.

I think many understand that teak is beautiful, but very problematic to maintain.

In this webinar, I'll go into detail about the pros and cons of teak, my personal experience owning boats with and without teak.

Practical example of sailboat inspection
  • Starting the inspection (small sailboats)
  • Starting the inspection (big boats) (coming soon!)
  • Examination of plastic
  • Teak deck inspection, assessment of the state (coming soon!)
  • Keel bolts
  • Everything that could rot - rotted
  • Engine inspection and check-up
  • Standing rigging (small boats)
  • Standing rigging (large boats) (coming soon!)
  • Mast and running rigging (ropes)
  • Deck equipment
  • Checking the condition of the sails
  • Checking the condition of covers, bimini, sprayhood, etc. (coming soon!)
  • Checking winches
  • Electrical wiring (small boats)
  • Electrical wiring (large boats) (coming soon!)
  • Checking the bow thruster (coming soon!)
  • LED lights on a sailboat
  • Condition of the wood
  • Condition of the interior coating
  • Condition of the sofas
  • Kitchen stove (alcohol stove)
  • Kitchen stove (gas system) (coming soon!)
  • Checking the stationary refrigerator (coming soon!)
  • Checking the toilet
  • Checking the electric toilet (coming soon!)
  • Seacocks and plumbing on small boats
  • Seacocks and plumbing on big boats (coming soon!)
  • Water tank on a small boat
  • Water tanks on a big boat (coming soon!)
  • Checking the autopilot on a small sailboat
  • Checking the autopilot on a big boat (coming soon!)
  • Checking the radio station
  • Checking the navigator and other devices
  • Checking instruments on a large boat (coming soon!)
  • Safety equipment
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Tools and spare parts
  • Anchoring system on a small sailboat
  • Anchoring system on a large boat (coming soon!)
  • Inflatable raft (coming soon!)
  • Watermaker (coming soon!)
  • Inspection of the arch, equipment on the arch and solar panels (coming soon!)
  • Inspection and testing of battery charge controllers (coming soon!)
Daily life on a sailboat
  • How to use toilet on a sailboat
  • How to use an electric toilet on a sailboat (coming soon!)
  • Bidet (coming soon!)
  • How to use an alcohol stove, safety precautions
  • How to use a gas stove on a sailboat, safety precautions (coming soon!)
  • How the gas system is organized, what are the safety systems (alarm, remote switch), how to store gas cylinders, how to refill, reducer, hoses. Standards.
  • Difficulties of cooking in yacht ovens, an example of how our oven cooks (some yacht ovens don't cook well) (coming soon!)
  • Sailboat dishes
  • Fueling the sailboat
  • Refueling the sailboat with a teak deck, important nuances (coming soon!)
  • Refrigerator on Albin Vega
  • Second refrigerator
  • Built-in (stationary) refrigerator (coming soon!)
  • Clothes for sailing (economy approach)
  • Clothes for sailing (specialized clothing) (coming soon!)
  • Types of life jackets, what are the differences, how to choose?
  • Washing the boat
  • Washing the sailboat with teak (coming soon!)
  • Internet on a sailboat
  • Starlink (coming soon!)
  • Ship's logbook
  • Water consumption (coming soon!)
  • Using the shower on the boat, heating hot water when there is no electricity
Inboard Engine
  • Main engine elements
  • Checking the oil level
  • Changing the engine oil
  • Replacing the fuel filter
  • Replacing the fuel prefilter
  • Changing the oil in the gearbox
  • Replacing the impeller (paddle wheel)
  • Replacing antifreeze
  • Replacing the anode
  • Idle speed setting
  • Adjusting and replacing the belt
  • Erection of the propeller shaft seal (coming soon!)
  • Engines with timing belt, additional service (coming soon!)
  • Overview of an old Volvo Penta engine (coming soon!)
Water supply
  • Filling the sailboat with water, type of tank with internal air vent (example on Albin Vega)
  • Filling a sailboat with water, a type of tank with a normal solution for removing air and excess water (example on a Hallberg-Rassy 382) (coming soon!)
  • Water supply (sea water)
  • Water supply (fresh water)
  • General layout of plumbing on a yacht with a shower and multiple sinks (coming soon!)
  • seacocks, implementation options (plastic, bronze, stainless steel, brass), what problems can there be with them, how important is this? (coming soon!)
  • Boiler, the difference between a marine boiler and a regular one, is it possible to install a regular boiler and what problems will this cause? (coming soon!)
  • How the shower works, where the water goes, how it's pumped out, what kind of sealing is used, solution for shower curtain (coming soon!)
  • What is a general pressure pump, how much does it cost, which one to choose, what problems can there be if you make the wrong choice (alternating hot-cold water, poor pressure) (coming soon!)
  • Shower in the cockpit, solutions for organization, what’s the best way to do it if there is no shower now (coming soon!)
  • How much water does a shower consume, how much water is needed for a couple for normal life (marina mode and travel mode, how many times do you take shower, etc.) (coming soon!)
  • Watermaker, who needs it, how it is designed and how it works, how much water it produces, how much it consumes, how much the desalination plant itself and its components cost. Where you can use it and where not (coming soon!)
  • Electric toilet device (coming soon!)
  • Plumbing system mistakes (coming soon!)
  • Maintenance of membrane and macerator pump (bilge, shower and toilet) (coming soon!)
Electricity
  • General video about electricity
  • Shore power
  • Safety precautions while working on a sailboat
  • Charging the battery from shore power on the Albin Vega
  • Battery charging (charge controllers) on HR 382
  • Special charger for lithium batteries from engine, special shore power charger, special solar panel controller, wind generator controller (coming soon!)
  • Review of our electrical system on the HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Lithium batteries, pros and cons (coming soon!)
  • Wind generator, user experience (coming soon!)
  • Solar panels on the arch and railings, experience of use (coming soon!)
  • Hydrogenerator (coming soon!)
  • Implementation of electricity on a large boat with a large number of devices, as well as a mix of 12 volt and 220 or 110 volt networks (boiler, air conditioning, 220 or 110 sockets, radar, AIS, chartplotter, instruments, autopilot, watermaker, anchor winch, bow thruster, general water pressure pump in the system, toilet pump (if electric), pump for pumping water out of the shower tray, electric winch pump, etc.) (coming soon!)
  • Wire calculation for 110 or 220 Volt Wiring (Coming Soon!)
  • Wire calculation for 12 volt wiring (coming soon!)
  • Socket options for 16, 32, 63 amps, adapters for 100-110 volts (coming soon!)
  • Power for anchor winch, bow thruster and other similar consumers (coming soon!)
  • Wiring mistakes and challenges on older boats (coming soon!)
  • Red light (coming soon!)
  • Using a multimeter
  • How to determine if the battery is charged
  • Making 220 volts from 12 volts
  • Bulbs and LEDs
  • Replacing a light bulb
  • Installing a socket
  • Connectors (coming soon!)
  • Fuses (coming soon!)
  • Installing a solar panel
  • Electrochemical corrosion (coming soon!)
Modern instruments, navigation devices (coming soon!)
  • Chartplotter, what is it for, who can manage without it and who can’t?
  • Echo sounder
  • Electronic wind indicator with wind force measurement
  • Mechanical log and GPS (detecting currents)
  • Multifunctional displays
  • Active and passive AIS
  • Modern radar with target highlighting and target tracking features
  • Using a chartplotter (without route planning, with route planning, AIS target list, AIS targets on the map)
  • Autopilot for steering wheel, implementation options and why it is worth buying an autopilot with a drive directly to the rudder stock
  • Satellite phone and satellite tracker (how much it costs, when it is needed, how much is a minute of phone call and SMS)
  • Starlink
  • Smart boat monitoring
Nautical knots
  • Figure-eight knot
  • Reef knot (square knot)
  • Reef knot: usage examples
  • Clove Hitch (Rope-End)
  • Bowline knot
  • Bowline knot: usage examples
  • Sheet bend and double-sheet bend
  • An example with double-sheet bend
  • Hitch knot
  • Hitch knot: usage examples
  • Cleat
  • Cam cleat
  • Hawser clamp
  • Clatch stopper (coming soon!)
  • Coiling ropes
  • Highwayman’s hitch
  • Blake's Hitch
  • Soft turnbuckle
  • Attaching the mooring line to the large bollard
Controlling a sailboat under engine
  • Determining the propeller walk
  • Throttle handle, forward motion
  • How to control a yacht using a tiller
  • Steering wheel control (coming soon!)
  • Inertia
  • Inertia on a big boat (coming soon!)
  • Circulation and figure eights
  • How to check where the sailboat is heading
  • Autopilot for tiller
  • Types of electric autopilots for boats with a steering wheel (drive to the stock, drive to the steering wheel) (coming soon!)
Fuel issues (coming soon!)
  • Engine fuel consumption, nuances of marine engines, popular misconceptions and mistakes
  • Fuel reserves for long journeys (more than 500 miles non-stop)
  • How to store additional fuel
Moorings

All moorings are recorded from both the helmsman and the sailor, as well as from the person receiving the mooring lines on shore.

  • Fenders
  • Size of fenders, number of fenders, types of fenders, how to correctly calculate the size, why there are different tips everywhere, recommendations for choosing fenders. Covers for fenders (coming soon!)
  • How can you make a bow fender from 2 regular fenders and why you can need it (coming soon!)
  • Normal bow fender (coming soon!)
  • Types of moorings
  • Types of mooring equipment in marinas
  • Preparing to enter the marina
  • Finding a berth in the marina
  • U-turn in narrow spaces
  • U-turn in narrow places using a stern drift (coming soon!)
  • U-turn in narrow places using a bow thruster (coming soon!)
  • Bow mooring, theory 1
  • Bow mooring, theory 2
  • Bow mooring in a wide area, practice, Albin Vega
  • Bow mooring, tight places, practice, Albin Vega
  • Bow mooring, tight places, practice, Marieholm 32e
  • Bow mooring in difficult conditions, practice, Albin Vega 1
  • Bow mooring in difficult conditions, practice, Albin Vega 2
  • Bow mooring in difficult conditions, practice, Albin Vega 3
  • Bow mooring, practice, HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Dockside mooring, theory 1
  • Dockside mooring, theory 2
  • Dockside mooring, practice on Albin Vega
  • Dockside mooring, practice on HR382 (coming soon!)
  • Stern-to mooring on a long-keel sailboat. Theory
  • Stern-to mooring on a long-keel sailboat. Practice. Stern drift to the left
  • Stern-to mooring on a long-keel sailboat. Practice. Stern drift to the right
  • Stern-to mooring on a long-keel sailboat. Practice on HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Mooring with anchoring, theory
  • Mooring with anchoring (coming soon!)
  • Springs for stern or bow mooring
  • Springs with midship cleats (coming soon!)
  • Mooring recommendations
  • Tricky situations while mooring
  • Advice from the shore during mooring
  • What is the difference between mooring 38 feet (10 tons) and 27 feet (2.5 tons) boat, inertia, wind drift, the ability to adjust something with your hands, etc. (coming soon!)
  • Bow thruster, in what cases is it a necessity, and in what cases is it more of a nice addition. How much does a bow thruster cost, what can it do, how difficult is it to install it on a boat where it was not originally intended, is it worth doing? (coming soon!)
  • How to use reverse as a thruster? (coming soon!)
  • Choosing the right dock lines for your sailboat: how to pick the diameter, and which lines can withstand different storms?
Sailing rig explained
  • How winches work
  • Winches with stoppers (coming soon!)
  • Mast construction
  • Mast construction on HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Standing rigging construction
  • Standing rigging on HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Running rigging on HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Sail structure
  • Jib furling system
  • Jib sheets
  • Installing the genoa
  • Boom structure
  • Mainsheet structure
  • Boom vang structure
  • Lazybag and lazyjack: pros over classic staging with ties or rubber bands, cost of making, you can use an old mainsail (coming soon!).
  • Babystay with storm staysail set on jib carbiners (coming soon!)
  • Babystay with furling storm jib, pros and cons (coming soon!)
  • Common problems with furlers and solutions to those problems (coming soon!)
  • Preventer for boom (coming soon!)
  • Dyneema, what is it for, what features does it have (coming soon!)
  • Reinforcing (redundant) dyneema rigging: when it makes sense to install, installation errors (coming soon!)
  • Mast steps: who needs it, how to use it (coming soon!)
Handling a sailboat under sails
  • Sail theory
  • Directions relative to the wind (theory)
  • Safety when working with ropes
  • Mainsheet slide
  • The jib-sheet traveler
  • Windward and leeward side
  • Headwind position
  • To head up and to bear away
  • Starboard and port tack
  • Veering in and out
  • Setting the sails
  • Putting up and taking down the mainsail from the mast side
  • Setting sails on a 38 foot boat, helmsman's side and sailor's side (coming soon!)
  • Setting sails down on a 38' boat, helmsman's side and sailor's side (coming soon!)
  • Setting sails with the help of telltales (across the wind)
  • Adjusting sails on downwind courses
  • The nuances of setting sails on boats with tracks on deck (coming soon!)
  • Tacking (turning over the wind)
  • Jibe turn
  • The nuances of sailing a sailboat with sails and autopilot
  • Taking down the sails
  • Installing a classic jib
  • Setting sails in fresh weather
  • A boom preventer
  • Drifting under sail
  • Reefing jib
  • Reefing mainsail
  • When to reef
  • My sail reefing strategy
  • Reefing in the classic way with eyelets and reefing shelves (coming soon!)
  • The theory of tacking
  • Autopilot
  • Wind autopilot (how it works, what kinds there are, how much it costs, when it makes sense to buy) (coming soon!)
  • Setting the spinnaker (coming soon!)
  • Motor sailing (sail + engine at low speeds), why there is no point in installing a mainsail in this case, fast movement at low speeds in economy mode (coming soon!)
  • Working with sails at night, flashlight or deck light? (soon!)
  • What is the pressure on the sails in kilograms at different wind speeds? Why can sails be torn to shreds?
Anchorage
  • Anchoring theory
  • General questions about anchorage
  • Types of anchors
  • Finding an anchorage spot
  • Anchoring, practice
  • Anchoring without an anchor box
  • Anchor light
  • Alarm apps
  • Example of anchoring with anchor winch (coming soon!)
  • The design of an electric anchor winch and use options, safety precautions, winch control panels, how to calculate how much chain was given (coming soon!)
  • How much chain should you have for cruising, for a trip around the world, for Asia, for the Mediterranean (coming soon!)
  • Stainless steel anchor chain and anchor, why you may need it? What are the pros and cons (coming soon!)
  • Senhouse slip (coming soon!)
  • Anchoring with pulling to the shore (coming soon!)
Using VHF radio station
  • Basic overview of a stationary VHF radio station
  • Basic overview of the portable radio station
  • Station's radio range
  • Channels
  • Communication format
  • MayDay
  • PanPan
  • How to receive a distress call
  • VHF is simple
  • Passing other vessels in really busy regions (practical example with explanations) (coming soon!)
COLREGs
  • What are COLREGs
  • Portside and Starboard
  • Different statuses of a sailing yacht
  • Basic rules
  • When to start maneuvers
  • Priorities among vessels up to 24 meters
  • Divergence of motor vessels
  • Divergence of sailing vessels
  • Divergence from oncoming vessels
  • Divergence of ships in narrow areas
  • Overtaking
  • Using a radio station when passing ships
  • Determining the risk of collision
  • Lights and signs
  • Sound signals
IALA
  • Introduction to IALA
  • What floating marks consist of
  • Lateral marks
  • Forks in the channel
  • Cardinal marks
  • Isolated danger mark
  • Special marks
  • Mid-Channel Mark (or Buoy)
  • Light signaling in IALA marks
  • Buoy flashing frequency
  • Example on a real map
Navigation
  • Side drift
  • Paper charts
  • Electronic charts
  • Planning a route
  • Long passages
  • Watches
  • Night navigation
  • Dangers at sea
  • Planning passages
  • Currents
  • How to get around or escape from thunderstorms if you do get inside (using radar) (coming soon!)
Weather
  • How to view the weather forecast
  • Weather forecast accuracy
  • Beaufort scale
Searching for marinas/anchorages
  • Searching for marinas for guest mooring
  • Finding a marina for the long term stay
Life jackets, lifelines, and fasteners (coming soon!)
  • Types of life jackets
  • The level of buoyancy and why it is important, what is the difference between an inshore vest and an offshore one and why is it good to have an offshore vest if you are traveling in the northern regions
  • Lifelines: how they are organized and how to use them (with practical usage)
  • Fastenings
Safety Equipment
  • Emergency water bilge pump (electric, automatic)
  • Manual pump for pumping water out of the bilge
  • Oars as a means of safety
  • Plugs for seacocks
  • Sound horn
  • Fire extinguishers, fire in engine room
  • Fire blanket
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Radar reflector
  • Horseshoe life buoy
  • Lifejackets, lifeline
  • Safety line
  • Life raft
  • Satellite phone
  • Satellite tracker
  • AIS
  • Ship's first aid kit
  • EPIRB
Emergencies
  • Main safety points
  • Man Overboard (MOB)
  • Using an emergency tiller on a sailboat with a tiller
  • How is the steering wheel arranged, how does the steering wheel make the rudder blade move? What options are there, how to inspect, what problems there may be and what solutions there may be (coming soon!)
  • Using an emergency tiller on a yacht with a steering wheel (coming soon!)
  • Emergency control with autopilot (drive connected to rudder stock) (coming soon!)
  • Emergency control using the wind autopilot (if the wind autopilot has its own rudder) (coming soon!)
  • Diseases like appendicitis
  • Burns, fractures, bleeding, etc.
  • Failure of electrical devices, failure of navigational lights
  • Mast fall and emergency sailing rig
  • Fires
  • Lightning striking the mast
  • Running aground
  • Consequences of signaling
  • Sail repair
  • MayDay and PanPan signals
  • Leak, hole, etc.
  • Emergency case (coming soon!)
Tools and consumables
  • Spare ropes
  • Spare parts and consumables (except for an engine) for Albin Vega
  • Engine parts and consumables for Albin Vega
  • Spare parts and consumables (except for engine) for HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Engine parts and consumables for HR 382 (coming soon!)
  • Tools on Albin Vega
  • Tools on HR 382 (coming soon!)
Auxiliary equipment
  • Boat for going ashore (option for a small boat)
  • Navigator and echo sounder (an example of how it is implemented on small boats)
  • Bow thruster (coming soon!)
  • Old-type depth sounder
Inflatable boat with outboard motor (coming soon!)
  • Choosing an inflatable boat, what to pay attention to: carrying capacity, maximum engine power, where to store (what are the options), fasteners for davits, hard or soft bottom, UV cover for the boat, prices
  • How to use an outboard engine
  • How to service an outboard engine
Sailboat maintenance and preservation
  • Preservation of running rigging
  • Preservation of the engine for long-term docking
  • Conservation and cleaning of the water tank
  • Preservation of sails
  • Preservation of the fuel tank
  • Preservation of the toilet
  • Preservation of electrical system
  • Mast: to remove or not to remove?
  • Lifting, applying antifouling, propeller, coming back to water
  • Keelblocks
  • How long does the rigging last?
  • Service life of sails
  • Gelcoat replacement
  • Patching the sail
  • Lifting a man up the mast
  • Preservation of the watermaker (coming soon!)
Antifouling (coming soon!)
  • Applying antifouling: how many layers, which one to choose, what is important to do to make antifouling paint work
  • Painting the propeller with antifouling
  • How much can the paint job and materials cost
  • An overgrown yacht greatly affects maneuverability, as well as speed. Various sensors begin to fail.
  • Cleaning sensors
  • Cleaning seacocks
Searching for information
  • Searching for information on Google
  • Searching on YouTube
  • Using YBW.COM
  • Using the cruise forum
  • Using noonsite.com
  • AI as a source of information (coming soon!)
Bureaucratic nuances
  • The situation with skipper licenses
  • Buying and selling process
  • Registering a sailboat in Europe
  • Sailboat insurance
  • MMSI
  • Surveyor
Sailing in Asia (coming soon!)
  • What does Asian sailing look like? Who is it suitable for? What are the major differences from the Mediterranean?
  • Piracy in the Asian region: where is it dangerous, where is it safe?
  • Which countries have sailing developed, which have complex bureaucracy, which are definitely not worth visiting?
  • Marinas in Asia: how to look for, how much do they cost, how many of them are there?
  • Where is it better to buy a sailboat, what are the prices, what's the market and its are the nuances?
  • My tips for those who have decided to go to Asia or buy a sailboat in Asia
  • Sailing in Thailand
  • Sailing in Indonesia and Bali
  • Sailing in Malaysia
  • Sailing in the Philippines
  • Sailing in Vietnam
  • Sailing in Japan
  • Sailing in Australia and New Zealand
Passage from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea (coming soon!)
  • What equipment is required to sail from the Baltic to the Mediterranean?
  • What skills are required to sail from the Baltic to the Mediterranean?
  • Which route to choose (sea, canals, partly sea and partly canals)?
  • Which boat is suitable for such a passage, and which is not suitable?
  • Which marinas to stay in? What are the nuances?
  • Where can you take down and set up the mast if you're going through the canals? How much does it cost? How to prepare?
  • How to plan and to calculate the route?
  • Which season is the best to start the journey?
  • General tips for transition beyond reading my book
Watermaker (turning seawater into fresh water) (coming soon!)
  • How much does a watermaker cost, what is its efficiency, how to choose?
  • How to install a watermaker
  • What are the terms of use, and how not to break it?
  • What maintenance is required (washing or preservation)
Handling the formalities when crossing the borders
  • Crossing state borders
  • Guest flags and Q flag
  • Nuances in Greece
  • Nuances in Italy
  • Nuances in Turkey
  • Nuances in Tunisia
  • Nuances in Malaysia (coming soon!)
  • Nuances in Indonesia (coming soon!)
  • Nuances in Thailand (coming soon!)
  • Nuances in Vietnam (coming soon!).
  • Nuances in the Philippines (coming soon!).
  • Nuances in Japan (coming soon!)
Working with contractors, my experience (coming soon!)
  • Scheduling the work, a good contract agreement with specific deadlines and penalties for violating those deadlines
  • Detailed descriptions of work quality, clarifying details on how it should and shouldn't be done
  • Additional works
  • Breakdowns and damage during work, how to collect a penalty from the contractor
  • Controlling the works
  • Price control for materials and work
  • Buying components on your own or buying by a contractor
  • Prices for various works, calculations for restoring boats, several examples for 27, 32, 35 and 40 feet
  • The feasibility of delegating work, how to calculate
Painting the boat, filling holes in the plastic (coming soon!)
  • Boat painting, painting experience through a contractor
  • Patching holes in plastic, coloring after patching, result
  • Painting stages, timing
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Fabrication of new panels, finalizing the installation of new equipment
Teak and woodwork (coming soon!)
  • Ways to install real teak: teak is screwed on screws, teak is glued, pre-prepared teak panels are glued). Cost of work, cost of new teak, quality of teak, my opinion
  • Teak cleaner, teak brightener, teak sealer, teak oil
  • Flexiteek and other artificial types of teak, our plans
  • Teak plywood and teak plywood floors (how much does teak plywood cost, how much does it cost to redo a new floor, how hard is it)
  • The general restoration process, methods of applying sikaflex, and ways to make screw plugs
  • Restoring the wood on the outside, applying new varnish, repairing the surface if there are any holes, and we want to get rid of them (we fill the hole and glue on new veneer)
  • Restoring the wood inside, restoring wood in the kitchen, filling holes that are not needed (plugs, epoxy with dye, special kits)
  • How to clean teak. The structure of teak.
Purchasing and selecting spare parts, ordering, delivery (coming soon!)
  • The general process of ordering spare parts from an online store, list of stores, delivery experience (FedEx and other courier services we used), how to receive an order at the marina (how to place it correctly, as people usually do)
  • How to select spare parts by catalog
Working with stainless steel (coming soon!)
  • How to check the quality of stainless steel using a magnet
  • How to tidy up things made of stainless steel, restore the shine and remove corrosion in 5-10 minutes
  • We cleaned all the stainless steel, and the boat immediately started to look much better, saving on new parts thanks to cleaning
  • Protective plate for anchor
  • Stainless steel or aluminum?
  • Bow ladder for coming ashore (for long-keel boats and boats with Scandinavian layout)
  • Can you use 304 stainless steel for sailboat fittings, or should you stick to 316? What happens if you use 304 stainless steel?
Stainless steel davits (coming soon!)
  • Why do you davits, making an arch, design, cost, place of manufacture, material of manufacture (316 stainless steel)
  • Boom vangs on the arch, convenient or not?
  • Arch crane
  • Places for solar panels on the arch
  • Radar placement: on the arch or the mast?
  • Place for a wind generator on the arch
Repair and sewing of sails in workshops (coming soon!)
  • How much does it cost to make new sails? How to calculate the cost for your boat?
  • How much does it cost to make repairs, and what types of repairs are there? How long does it take?
Woodworks (coming soon!)
  • What can be restored, and what can't?
  • How much does woodwork cost? (With examples)
  • How can you screw up woodwork?
  • Does it make sense to do this on your own? (Specifics with numbers)
Awnings (coming soon!)
  • What fabrics are used for sewing tents
  • Sprayhood
  • Bimini and side curtains for bimini
  • Covers for hatches, winches, steering wheel, full cover for the entire boat
  • What is cheaper, private handyman or order from HR?
Cushions (coming soon!)
  • What kind of fabric to use?
  • How much does it cost to reupholster cushions for a boat?
Air Cons (coming soon!)
  • The best solution for a 27-32 foot sailboat (in my opinion)
  • The best solution if you're short on cash
  • The best solution if money is not a problem
  • My final choice (portable air conditioners + stationary)
  • Efficiency of fans and coolers (chiller unit)
  • A regular AC with an external unit
Heaters (coming soon!)
  • Heating from aircons
  • Heating by heater 220 or 110 volts
  • Heating with a kerosene heater
  • Heating with Webasto
  • Engine heat
  • Wood stove or similar
  • Portable camping burner
Books to read (coming soon!)
  • Mechanical and Electrical Manual
  • Routes
  • Current and wind atlases
  • What is a pilot book and what does it look like, and how relevant is it today?
Other (coming soon!)
  • A hammock on a yacht
  • Deviation, autopilot, passage under bridges
THE BOOK
Buying a Sailboat from A to Z
In addition to the video course, you'll get my book on buying a sailboat and preparing it for voyage to the Mediterranean.

You're reading a book, and your dream turns into a step-by-step plan. The book covers even the smallest details of daily life.

All you have to do is create your plan and make it happen.

If you have any questions — you can always text me. I will help you for free.
What languages are the video course and book available in?

The course and book are translated into:

English, Dansk, Deutsch, Eesti, Español, Français, Hrvatski, Italiano, Latviešu, Lietuvių, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português, Română, Slovenčina, Suomi, Svenska, Türkçe, Čeština, Ελληνικά, Български, Русский, Українська, العربية, 中文, 日本語, 한국어.
Translation, voiceovers and subtitles are available in all languages listed.

In 2023 we raffled off 2 small sailboats and we loved the experience!
Inessa from latvia won Maxi 77
This is Inessa from Latvia, on September 12, 2023 we raffled off a Maxi 77, and she won it! It was on my Instagram. On September 18 we passed the boat to Inessa (I also had it on Instagram).
@inesedabola
Tord from norway won Maxi 68
This is Tord from Norway. On September 8, 2023 we raffled off a Maxi 68, and he won it. On September 15 we gave the boat to Herman (Tord's friend), it was on my Instagram, too.
@retord
BUY A VIDEO COURSE AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A SAILBOAT!

Now we want to do a competition. The prize will be a real ocean yacht:

The budget we've set is 35,000 euros. The sailboat we're looking for is not just for leisure, it's truly a serious vessel!

It will be a sailboat that you can take on a round-the-world trip or comfortably live on full-time.
Category A: OCEAN
Length 10-12 meters
Water reserve from 200 liters
Shower, toilet, and kitchen facilities
Ceiling height from 1.8 meters
Plastic in good condition
Engine in good condition
Sails in good condition
No major investments required
Budget up to 35,000 euros
Prize budget up to €35,000
An example to understand what kind of boat can be the prize

Gib Sea 33, modern and comfortable. An example of a boat that can become a prize.

Our selection criteria: all parts in good condition, everything is either updated to the maximum or in good shape, the boat doesn't require significant investments.

After purchase, you will receive access to the course and a competition entry form. All course purchasers who fill out the form can participate!
Why am I doing this?
According to the research I have done, such a prize greatly increases the effectiveness of my advertising campaigns. On average, people want just such a yacht. Such a solution can improve my sales.
Result
By purchasing my video course, you get a chance to win a sailboat. Not just a small one for a few thousand euros, but a full-sized ocean-going sailboat. I will personally select and buy for you.
MONTHLY DRAW OF TRAVEL ON MY YACHT HR 382
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN GET
Night navigation
Difficult navigational conditions (nets, farms, many fishermen)
Using radar with target highlighting and active AIS
Tidal zone (2 meters)
Using and maintaining a watermaker
Using babystay and spinnaker boom in cruising conditions
Currents up to 10 knots
Using wind autopilot
My practical experience

Each month I will raffle off a 5-7 day trip with me on my sailboat . This means that every month you have a chance to win this trip (you don't just participate once, but monthly after the course is released).

To participate in the travel drawing, you need to purchase a course and fill out a form. The form will be in the email with access to the course.

You come to visit me in Japan, we spend time together, get to know each other. I will show you the most interesting things ;)

If you definitely want to participate in the trip — I have a special tariff, but places are strictly limited!
You can bring your couple with you, you will have a private cabin.
I also do this to enhance my offer, as well as to create content and meet new interesting people.
COMMUNITY

In addition to the course, you can join our community chat. Here we discuss various sailboat-related topics.

You can ask your questions, and quite often you can get good answers.

You can also meet other sailors, find free practice opportunities, or find crew members.
WHAT IS THE PRICE?
STANDARD PACKAGE
Video course “Captain of your OWN sailboat”
The book "Buying a Sailboat from A to Z"
Opportunity to win an ocean sailboat (prize budget €35,000)
Monthly opportunity to win a trip to Vadim Luppo (journey)
Free consultation on buying a sailboat
Secret bonus! (you'll enjoy it :)
$209
$429
After the release of Part 2
Access to the course for 3 years*
*the term starts after the release of part 2
STEP-BY-STEP PLAN
By following this plan step by step, you will realize your dream of owning a sailboat. Everything is real!
Step 1. Buy the package

Purchase the "Captain of your OWN Sailboat" video course package and my book "Buying a Sailboat from A to Z" with all the bonuses.

Step 2. Take the "Captain of Your Own Sailboat" video course

Watch the videos, and you'll gain an understanding of how to choose a sailboat, how to handle it, how to maintain it, and so on.

It's also worth getting some practice at a school or with an experienced captain.

Some of you will be able to come and visit me.

Step 3. Read the book
You read the book, it helps you come to an understanding of what kind of boat you need, for what purposes, etc. You have an outline of the goal and a plan for realization.
Step 4. Buy a sailboat

Choose your sailboat wisely. After the course, you'll have a clear understanding of what you need to buy, what to pay attention to, how to use it, and so on.

If you have questions — then you contact me for consultation, I will help you.

Step 5. Prepare the sailboat for voyage, get your own experience

Once you buy the boat you will need to register it, make any small improvements you want to make, perhaps do some minor repairs.

Next, you'll start making your first voyages and gaining your own experience.

You can also ask me for help at this stage and I will answer any questions you may have.

Step 6: If necessary, sell the first boat for a profit and buy a new one

After buying your first sailboat, you'll gain more experience and start to understand what you want in practice. Most likely, you'll buy your next boat.

If you follow my recommendations, the budget for a new boat will increase with each transaction due to the sale of the previous boat.

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ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
I've tried to answer all the questions you might have now
What's included in the "Captain of Your OWN Sailboat" video course?

The course includes all the essential knowledge for sailboat handling (a program similar to RYA or IYT, but more focused on practical skills). You'll also gain knowledge and experience in purchasing and maintaining a sailboat. I'm preparing you to own a sailboat, not just to charter one.

The course is made up of short videos, with a separate clip for each topic. This is done for easy understanding. So you can always come back to the topic you're interested in, watch a 5-15 minute video, and refresh your memory.

The video course consists of 287 videos and about 200 more videos in development. We scheduled it to be completed in the 1st half of 2024.

The list of topics can be found on this website.

If I purchase the package with the practical journey, what are the terms of this package?

After your purchase, you can come visit me in Japan within 3 years, provided that you arrange the timing in advance. Also, you must watch the entire course and pass an internal theoretical test on the material.

This is being done so that I can entrust my boat to you, and you already have at least theoretical knowledge.

What kind of journey is being raffled off among buyers?

Every month after the course release I will raffle off a 5-7 day trip with me on my Hallberg-Rassy 382 sailboat in Japan or another country I will be in, but for now I am in Japan.

You just need to come to Japan, and everything else will be ready.

Every month, you have a chance to win this trip. There's no need to go right away; you can come anytime within 3 years.

Participation also requires completing the course and passing the final test.

By purchasing the course, can I really be entered into a prize draw for a yacht?

Yes, by buying the course and filling out the form, you can participate in a competition to win a yacht. It will be a good boat, ready to travel, the prize budget is up to 35 000 euros!

To participate, tell us about yourself and share how you plan to use the sailboat. We'll post the best stories on social media, and the winner will be determined by a public vote. The winner will receive a sailboat.

The draw will be held next summer.

What's the secret bonus?

It's a pleasant surprise for those who've purchased the package, you'll find out after buying ;)

What is the "Captain of Your Own Sailboat" video course focused on. How does it differ from IYT and RYA courses?

The course is aimed at giving all information about owning a sailboat of 7-15 meters. These are the yachts that I show you on social networks.

Most schools teach with the expectation that you will charter a yacht. Also, the handling of a small sailboat is somewhat different from the large yachts on which they train in schools. For example, setting and adjusting the sails is done a little differently, and the moorings are also slightly different.

These are the insights that most schools don't provide!

In my opinion, after my course you will be better prepared to own and sail both small and large yachts. This is not self-promotion, but my reference point. I make a product for specific purposes, narrower than those of sailing schools. This course is specifically for members of our community, with all the nuances we require.

What if I want to get an IYT or similar certificate?

You can do an internship at any school based on this theory, i.e. all you need is practice.

Is video course “Captain of your OWN Sailboat” already ready?

The video course is partially complete (287 videos), the second part (200 videos) is in development, with a planned release date in the first half of 2024.

What is the book “Buying a Sailboat from A to Z” about?

The book gives step-by-step instructions on how to buy an inexpensive but good yacht in Europe. The topic is covered from A to Z. Also, the book tells how to prepare the yacht for the voyage quickly and take the boat from Sweden to the Mediterranean.

You can check out the list of topics of the book here.

Is the book in paper form or digital format?

The book is digital, and it works on any device with a browser, both online and offline (after the first download). Since the book is in electronic format, you get it instantly, and I can update and add new topics (which I do all the time).

What if I've already read your book?

Check your email, there's a special offer for readers. If you haven't received this offer — contact me on social media or by email.

What if I have already purchased the course "A Small Sailboat Captain"?

There is a special offer for you to upgrade your course to "Captain of your OWN sailboat". It's available hereafter you sign in.

How can I get help with buying a sailboat?

Just message me on social media, tell me about your situation. I'll do my best to help.

How can I buy the whole package?

Just click the “Purchase” button, then enter your e-mail in the form, click “Get the package”, pay, and access will be sent to your e-mail.

Why is it worth buying the package, even if it is not possible to buy a sailboat now due to financial considerations?

You have to walk towards your dream, even if you walk slowly, even if you crawl. If you can't crawl, you have to lie down in the direction of your dream. In this case, you take the first step, it is usually the most difficult, and then life usually presents us with different options, different opportunities.

One of these opportunities is to win a sailboat, which is quite possible, but not the only one. Life offers many chances, so by taking the first step, you'll start to see where to take the second step, then the third, and so on.

Now's your chance to take the first step, will you do it?

How long will I have access to the book and the video course?

The content will be available for 3 years from the release of the second part, and it can also be extended.

What languages are the video course and book available in?

The course and book are translated into: Dansk, Deutsch, Eesti, English, Español, Français, Hrvatski, Italiano, Latviešu, Lietuvių, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português, Română, Slovenčina, Suomi, Svenska, Türkçe, Čeština, Ελληνικά, Български, Русский, Українська, العربية, 中文, 日本語, 한국어. There are also subtitles available in all the listed languages.

I've detailed all the benefits of my product very thoroughly, so I won't repeat myself. The only question left is: what's best for you? Do you think this purchase will bring you closer to your dream?

In matters of putting off "for later", I usually convert the rest of my life until age 60 into days, and I end up with less than 10,000 days left. As a result, I quite often decide that it’s better to do it and regret it than not to do it and regret not doing it :)

Just a reminder, there are a limited number of places available for the journey—I physically won't be able to invite more than 30 people per year, and it's also possible that I won't make such an offer next year.

Ask yourself honestly, what's better for you, and make a decision!

WHAT IS THE PRICE?
STANDARD PACKAGE
Video course “Captain of your OWN sailboat”
The book "Buying a Sailboat from A to Z"
Opportunity to win an ocean sailboat (prize budget €35,000)
Monthly opportunity to win a trip to Vadim Luppo (journey)
Free consultation on buying a sailboat
Secret bonus! (you'll enjoy it :)
$209
$429
After the release of Part 2
Access to the course for 3 years*
*the term starts after the release of part 2