Full Time Liveaboard Sailboat, Sailing with a Baby

Full Time Liveaboard Sailboat, Sailing with a Baby


We are Alessandro, Arianna, and Sophie. We are living in a boat from when this little monkey was born. This is Vela Bianca, the name of the boat. My father used to take all the family
with him in this boat sailing for three months every year. We went with all
the family. My father’s family and my uncle’s family. We were nine inside this space so you can imagine a lot of children, a lot of noise. So I started as a deckhand
in this boat. The first time trying to understand everything. When I was fifteen
sixteen I was able to to move the boat alone, to open the sails, to navigate. I
worked three years as a fisherman. I’m making two years like twenty thousand
euro. I was able to buy an old boat, a Comet 11 1975 made for crossing the
ocean, the Atlantic. But when I bring Sophie with me the first year when she
was 15 days old we take a very hard thunderstorm with that boat and we had so
many problems, but we are all okay and I decide to make an exchan ge with my, with my
father. “I give you my old boat and you give your boat”. So we made this
exchange. We’re here right now. We are in Zadar in
Dalmatia in Croatia. Really nice place to be.
It’s the paradise for the sailing. This is the boat. It’s the Nova 41 feet. It’s from 2000. It’s a cutter, you can see this is the Genoa and this is the Jib. Self tacking,
you see you have only one “scota” in Italian, rope. You can go up the wind
without touching anything, just with this, with the jib, and the mainsail. My
father designed it. So this is another important part of the boat. Got the
hammock here and is very comfortable for two persons and the baby it works, it’s
okay. If you are 130 kilos it’s not good, but if you are normal, it’s okay. This is the stroller, the dinghy, got two solar panels. They charge 8 amp
in one hour if you got a great sun and we have it in the sea and you know that. This is another good point of this boat is the space here in the “poteto”. You can
see 41 feet is a very good space. You can have lunch and dinner. So when you
have the jib on the right side, on the starboard side, you have to tie this one
because you have to come to save the strength. Also this, the only thing you
have to do when you’re tacking, with the self tacking, is to tie this one and
release that one and, you know, the contrary if you go on the starboard side
or the port side. This platform, this is one meter more. For peeing overboard in
navigation, you know, you got three points *laughter*, you can not fall. We have the Belgium flags. The Italian flag you have to spend 2,000
euro for one year so this is 50 so it’s better. You see the mainsail is rolling
inside the mast, it looked like it’s comfortable but if you have problem with
the mainsail you can see that you cannot drop down and you remain with half the
sail outside and half the sail inside. It’s a, it’s a big mess, so you have to
know how to utilize it. Automatic pilot. The instruments: navigation, you have the speed, and the depth. I don’t have an external GPS. I like to navigate using the
charts. You can check what you have around. You can see thunderstorms, the sky, the waters, everything, the ships. And here in the GPS, I use it to understand if the anchor is well or not, is good or not, because I have the track here so I can record the movement of the boat. This is my place. The inside engine is a Volvo Penta 60 horsepower. It’s an old
one, but it’s a good one. It’s immortal. Tank 130 litres diesel. Yeah you can navigate for 40 hours. So, welcome home. This is basically our home. Coming in
there are two twin cabins where we usually keep our guests in here. We
prepare the dinner and breakfast for this little baby and we have everything
inside this fridge and the drink the drinking things are inside here. Less
practical and difficult to use, but it’s okay. We have more room in here. This
table inside when outside is cold and it’s raining so we can eat while Sophie
is running on the sofa. Keeping the water inside here you can see the level of the
water tank. Practically, they are four like this one here, the second is there,
the third is there, and the fourth is there and for a total of 600 liters. Alex’s
instruments. You can put this on the top and here’s the last mat. We made this bed for Sophie. By this way, she’s safe. We fix the net, it’s actually a fishing net.
She can stay even when we’re moving. She sleeps well. Maybe now she won’t enter because she’s too tired. *laughter* She’s too tired. I know, I know. All this stuff isn’t dangerous for Sophie so like her clothes are in plastic bags so they don’t get wet, don’t suffer from
humidity. We keep our food inside there. All we need for cooking, more
storage, some more room and usually we keep the bottles and the water. And also this, this is the biggest one. Going on, we have the toilet. A big, big bed. And, you don’t want to stay alone. Okay, okay. Life is dangerous *laughter*, you know? She’s really enjoying the boat life and I like the fact that she’s starting to walk on the boat. Life is dangerous. Even if you stay at home, even if you stay everywhere, you have to watch out. The world is dangerous. You have to, to think what you
wanna do. “Oh I can’t do this, oh I can’t do that”, “I can do this”. You want to do this, you want to, you can. Do you think it’s dangerous? Yes it’s dangerous. Also staying home or walking on the street or driving the car or go inside the bus or in traffic, everywhere. The danger is trying to be happy and when you’re happy, think about it, don’t
let it go like this, think about it. You want to play, baby?

63 thoughts on “Full Time Liveaboard Sailboat, Sailing with a Baby

  • December 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm
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    Amazing story,
    1st to comment.

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:39 pm
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    Merry Christmas eve! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. More and More people are living on boats these days, What do you think, could you live on a boat, or a tiny house or maybe just stick with the suburbs?

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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    Living in a boat!

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm
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    Hi Dylan. Merry Christmas. Because of your sailing videos, I've been eagerly following other boating vloggers, one of my favorite is Sailing Nahoa. They have been sailing the world for 3 years now and have done most of the work on their boat just like you. Take good care and happy sailing.

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm
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    I cant imagine living in a small place with my 2 year old! That must take nerves of steel! Haha

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:57 pm
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    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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  • December 24, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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    Merry Christmas <><

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  • December 24, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    yo your kid is having a magical experience,,,,,she will never forget it

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  • December 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm
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    wat happens if the baby falls into the net and get stuck

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  • December 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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    If you are 130 kilos it's not good, if you are normal its ok… LOL

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  • December 24, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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    What a wonderful family just teach that baby how to swim to be on the safe side

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  • December 24, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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    As all ways great video,Happy Holidays to you and everyone watching.🎄⛵

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  • December 24, 2018 at 9:48 pm
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    Sweet family 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  • December 25, 2018 at 12:12 am
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    great stuff

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  • December 25, 2018 at 1:30 am
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    Thank you Dylan!!! This was the best Christmas gift we could wish for, it's amazing! We love every single part of the video, especially the spontaneity of it.
    If you like the video please be sure to share it (as a Christmas present for us)… it would be really helpful. Also, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram by typing Sea music life.
    Fair winds, and see you next summer Dylan! ⛵❤️

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  • December 25, 2018 at 3:30 am
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    I needed to hear this and watch this

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  • December 25, 2018 at 8:37 am
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    Rad! Such a cool lifestyle.

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  • December 25, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    Merry Christmas, Dylan!
    Warmest wishes for a happy Xmas and wonderful New Year. Thanks for being making such a great useful videos for so many years!!!

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  • December 25, 2018 at 7:19 pm
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    great stuff,, so inspirational, that guy is doing a great job and bringing his ( their ) daughter up in a fantastic environment,,, congrats ,, ( now do yourself and the family a big big favour and stop smoking !! ) ………. and thank Dylan for another great vid.

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  • December 26, 2018 at 12:52 am
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    I’ve seen the foil bent on a roller furling unit because they put a hammock around in same manner. I would suggest a wide 4-6” canvas bridal as the tack.

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  • December 26, 2018 at 2:12 am
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    Hats off to you guys ! Magical environment for a lucky child ! Be Well !

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  • December 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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    I love the flag remark, our flag is too expansive so i bought a random flag 😛

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  • December 27, 2018 at 5:37 pm
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    «We have the Belgian flag… For the Italian flag you would have to spend 2000 Euro per year, so – this is 50, it's better». What a remarkable description of Italy.

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  • December 28, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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    Beautiful guys be safe all the best

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  • December 31, 2018 at 1:10 am
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    You and your family are truly fortunate.

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  • January 14, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    Does your daughter know how to swim?

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  • January 15, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Dylan I looove your channel soooooo much! Thank you!!!!!

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  • January 20, 2019 at 6:06 am
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    Just pure awesome!!

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  • January 27, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    She's beautiful. ….

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  • January 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    How do you afford to live and travel? What do you do for a job?

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  • February 11, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    is he ripping a fucking blunt ahahah

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  • February 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    She is shirtless

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  • February 15, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    Привет! Молодцы! У вас счастливые лица!

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  • February 16, 2019 at 8:26 am
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    That guy has the fakest half ass smile

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  • February 23, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    No life jacket for the little one

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  • February 28, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    Wait wait wait, was that a joke? Why would you have to pay to fly a flag?

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  • March 10, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    very good combination

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  • March 12, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    What an adorable family!

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  • March 20, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    Hmmm Micheal Jackson type parents. Dangling baby kid over water- putting infant in danger. At least that is how it looked in the video.

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  • April 2, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    BRAVO.. THAT'S LIVING!!

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  • April 10, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    Nice baby, nice parents, nice boat, nice life. Bravo

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  • May 4, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    Dude looks retarded

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  • May 12, 2019 at 7:40 am
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    Beautiful souls living a good life! Thank you for sharing 😀

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  • May 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    Seriously bro. Stay away from the man Thong bathing suits. What is it with men wearing fucking bikinis. So fucking disgusting.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Can someone elaborate on the 2000 Euro price if you have an Italian Flag vs 50 Euro with the Belgian Flag?? What did he mean by this?

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  • May 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Ur kid needs to be around other kids

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  • May 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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    Kid to old for a pacifier

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  • May 29, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    I do believe that that is the prettiest baby I've ever seen in my life and she seems to have a very good mother good luck to you guys!! ❤️❤️✌️.daddy is in love with that baby I love that you don't see that very often nowadays

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  • June 7, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    The baby is soo cute. A new subscriber here.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 6:38 pm
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    How cute is this family?

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  • June 18, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Omg they're such a cute, happy family. I wish them all the best!

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  • June 21, 2019 at 11:19 pm
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    God bless you, beautiful family (:

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  • July 4, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    Che vita!!!! ♥️

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    a three year old child slipped quietly off her parents yacht in Australia and drowned…as easy as that!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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    a cruising baby will grow into a wonderfully adventurous woman with a global perspective!!!! Well done! Goodonyas! blessings….

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  • July 16, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    Vest for baby, maybe.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:22 am
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    greetings from egypt

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  • July 25, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Go Belgium!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    🏙️⚓⛴️🛥️

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    Congratulations…….

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  • August 25, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    Greetings, from Malaysia….wow, wonderful family, and your boat is great, have a great time…

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    I could listen to you two forever. I absolutely love ur accent ❤️. Your family is living a life that is such adventure and you all look so happy together . Happy Sailing!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    Looks like a wonderful life, even the danger is worth it ❤️❤️❤️

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