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Old 19-09-2016, 18:41   #16
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Re: SV La Vagabonde new ride

Think this is great news for sailing cats in general and obviously well done by the marketing team at Outremer (this is marketing at its finest).

The Marketing is not about trying to sell Outremers to the current Youtube subscriber based but about raising the profile of the brand globally. The other very interesting aspect is that this will also help other cat manufacturers etc as many future sailors won't be able to afford the 1Million Dollar price tags but there are a lot of $200K + cats out there that will now get snapped up by future Vagabonds.
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Old 19-09-2016, 19:02   #17
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OMG OMG OMG, I did not know Orlando Bloom and Celine Dion had a cat !!!

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Old 19-09-2016, 19:27   #18
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Regardless what boat they are in, they make very enjoyable videos. I look forward each week when the post.

I know no other you tube channel with that many followers.
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Old 19-09-2016, 20:45   #19
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Im happy for them. When I started really thinking about doing this in a few years(been a vague thought for a few years now, has been mentioned a couple times like "we could live on a boat" by both the wife and I, but it was just a vague idea floating in the mist) the first youtube channel I stumbled across was theirs. They have had a large impact and been an inspiration to me in formulating my plan. And Im not a "20 to 30" something.
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Old 19-09-2016, 20:50   #20
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Good on them. This is the future of product placement.

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Old 19-09-2016, 21:19   #21
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Re: SV La Vagabonde new ride

I had to stop watching. Great for them but they have lost an envious viewer They have joined the rest of the vlogs where Gen y'ers and millennials buy outrageously expensive boats and go sailing. I can't relate... might as well watch "Rich Teens of Instagram".
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Old 19-09-2016, 21:28   #22
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Re: SV La Vagabonde new ride

Wow... not as many bitter comments as I thought.

While I don't watch their videos, it's great to see them succeed on Youtube. $10,000 a video and a free Outremer.... just a bit jealous here.

I just need Boreal or Garcia to "like" our site

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Wow... not as many bitter comments as I thought.

While I don't watch their videos, it's great to see them succeed on Youtube. $10,000 a video and a free Outremer.... just a bit jealous here.

I just need Boreal or Garcia to "like" our site

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You just need to get your boat finished and start cruising.... Maybe Garcia will notice then
FYI: I follow you more often than I follow them. Keep the great boat work posts coming!
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Old 19-09-2016, 21:44   #24
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These two remind me of a couple I met in Mazatlan in the 1980's. They were both IT types from Silicon Valley before SC was the happening place it became.
They told me that they were both sick of the rat race and the direction their life appeared to be taking so, while they were young and healthy, they sold their cars, condo, all their furniture, cashed in their retirement plans and bought a 34 foot monohull. He would periodically go back to CA and work on contract to supply the cruising kitty while she stayed aboard and looked after maintenance, including their diesel.
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I'm not sure where that "consensus" is coming from. It's safe to say that only "cruisers" buy water makers because you don't need one if your boat is a Marina Queen or just a weekender. Our sales are crazy up and I know from talking to Spectra that theirs are as well. We can hardly build them fast enough with our 2016 inventory based on a 30% growth over 2015 and we still are running out of stock.

The Baja Ha-ha Rally that shuttles cruisers from San Diego to Mexico has a record sign up this year with over 175 Boats!

Standing around at the Boat Shows talking to other gear manufacturers, I seeing the same type of sales for other real cruising gear companies. So I'm not seeing a slow down in Cruisers...but an uptick.
Your numbers proved what I thought was/is going on. Look to the mags too; lots of younger couples, families, citizen scientists going to sea. Cruising World has rotating stories of many families, that are, dare I say it, pretty normal looking. Not everybody has to be a swashbuckling story teller like Capn Fatty. There's a nice surplus of good used boats out there, and it's only going to get cheaper to acquire a 40ft plastic boat. With the advent of electric winches, water makers, gps, radar, onboard washing machines, etc… the gear is opening up a lifestyle choice/change for many people.

I can only shake my head though, as I missed my YouTube stardom. I was cruising around Mexico 15 years ago with mermaids in search of treasure. I caught a fish or two and had some good times. Couldn't grow a 'stache though, and doubt i would have had many followers for that reason alone.

At least they haven't fallen down the rabbit hole of drunken frat party like Delos. They used to have decent content. Now it's just lame. YouTube "Sea Change" for some amazing footage. RED cameras dude. And they know how to edit and tell a story that runs deeper than the typical stuff out there.

Stoked for LV. Nice upgrade, and can't wait to see how they handle it.
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$10,000 a video and a free Outremer.... just a bit jealous here.
They didn't say a "free Outremer" that I saw...just that they "did a deal". My bet is that most likely they got a huge discount..but Free...I doubt it.
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Re: SV La Vagabonde new ride

MarkJ as usual has the analysis spot on. No, she's pretty far from dingo-ugly and that helps out enormously.

As far as SV Third Day's comment: "They didn't say a "free Outremer" that I saw...just that they "did a deal"." I'd agree with that. I'd bet a few doughnuts that the title of that boat is not in their names. Maybe leased from Outremer at a low price, or lent for no compensation for awhile.

OTOH, $10K a video is a lot...
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I'm guessing a "free" lease too. We'd often do that with cars in my past life for news/radio personalities.

Gpeacock- Thanks for following along.

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I had to stop watching. Great for them but they have lost an envious viewer They have joined the rest of the vlogs where Gen y'ers and millennials buy outrageously expensive boats and go sailing. I can't relate... might as well watch "Rich Teens of Instagram".
You may be right there zboss. While I'm happy about their fairytale and success and have been a long term subsciber I am worried that in the future the contents will be much less interesting and there will be less motivation to view their videos.
So far it has been an absolute pleasure to see this beautiful couple following a dream in their very average second hand boat and surviving and managing an adventure. Something I have been able to relate to.

But I have no interest whatsoever to follow a million dollar lifestyle.
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Agree about how great their adventures have been, the kind of people you would like to meet in your anchorage,, an inspiration to many i am sure.

Just a little sad that another mono is being replaced by a multi, "boat". The times they are a changing, the march of the catamaran goes on......

I will keep watching though, for their personalities, not the boat.
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