Originally Posted by darren lim
Hello to all you friendly people.
... I'm married with 3 young children (6,4 & 2). Sold my house and hoping to purchase a catamaran around 40ft with the intentions of living onboard...
Hi Darren - And welcome to Cruisers Forum!
Our Cruising Info
section has articles on Family Cruising
& Cruising with Teens
that you might find interesting. Also, with all the shipping
traffic around Singapore, you should read about AIS
- VERY useful in those waters.
The best way to get experience, of course, is to get out & DO IT!
Unfortunately you won't get much sailing practice around Singapore - not much wind
most of the time. We do occasional "Learn to Cruise" charters if you want (we're currently in Phuket). At the least, motor
up to Danga Bay to get to know how the boat
handles. We also know some 38' cats in the area that are for sale
In the NE monsoon, go up the west coast
(we have a Cruising Malaysia
page that might help). In the SW monsoon, you might want to join the East Malaysia Rally
to go up the east coast
to some of the beautiful islands & clear water
, or even over to Borneo. Going with a rally, there'll be lots of folks to help & answer questions.
Hope this helps!