Sailing with JABULO

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Sailing on board of JABULO

Sailing alone is not only boring, it can be tiring, sometimes even dangerous. Although a catamaran the size of JABULO can be sailed single-handed, there are certain restrictions to what you can do alone. Especially mooring manoeuvres in narrow harbours with cramped piers are critical and a helping hand would be fine. During longer voyages the lonesome skipper eventually has to catch some sleep, in some regions of the world it is better not to leave the boat unmanned when anchored.


Therefore, crew is highly welcome during any part of the journey. You may join only for a few days or weeks on a particular leg of the cruise, or for longer distances lasting months, or even for major parts or the entire circumnavigation. Sailing experience is not necessary, but, of course, highly appreciated. Anybody is invited as long he feels healthy enough for such an adventure. To give you an idea what to expect I have compiled the most important information for you down below.

   Around the world in 80 months


05/2017 – 12/2017

Ostküste der USA, Virginia – Kanada – Bahamas


01/2018 – 07/2018

Bahamas - Karibische Inseln - Trinidad


08/2018 – 06/2019

Trinidad – Guyana – Brasilien – Trinidad - Innere Karibik


07/2019 – 04/2020

Panamakanal - Pazifikküste Südamerika – Peru - Chile


05/2020 – 12/2020

Polynesien, Überfahrt nach Neuseeland


01/2021 – 08/2021



09/2021 – 04/2022



05/2022 – 04/2023

Asiatische Inselwelt


05/2023 – 12/2023

Indischer Ozean – Madagaskar - Südafrika


01/2024 – 12/2024

Südafrika – Argentinien – Brasilien - Karibik





For detailed charts and travel information see the pages in German language

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A Holiday Cruise

Sailing is a fascinating mix of concentrated work, active sports and laid back relaxation. Although on a boat the room to move is limited, at the end of the day everybody is fairly exhausted. Being outside all day long takes its tribute, compensating the permanent movement of the boat with hitherto unknown muscles adds to the tiredness. Throw in some comfort and a good cuisine: Recreation is guaranteed.

Live-aboard, what to bring

Sailing is a group dynamic process. Living together on a few square meters with several, often unknown people, asks for tolerance and the ability to work as a team. This closeness, on the other hand, opens up chances to meet interesting people and to make new friends, sometimes for life. What it means to live-aboard and what to bring besides high spirits is written here

Travel information

On a round-the-world cruise we necessarily will visit many countries. To make travel to and from even the remotest places as easy, comfortable and safe as possible, the most important regulations, dos and do-nots for the upcoming parts of the journey are presented here.

Contact & Booking

Getting curious?? Want to sail with us??

Send us an e-mail, call us on the phone or leave a message on Skype. The answer may sometimes take a few days, especially when JABULO is out at sea, but we will answer in any case. We are open to individual wishes re. interesting destinations and schedules, as long they fit into the overall travel plan.


JABULO is not a commercial cruise ship and I am not a licensed cruise ship captain, I am not running a travel agency or a charter company either. The whole circumnavigation is considered as sailing with friends. All crew members incl. the skipper pay their proportionate share of the operating expenses of the boat, mainly food, drink, fuel, and mooring fees.


Long term crew usually falls into the contract category of “hand against bunk”, (in German “Hand gegen Koje”). The crew member does not pay anything for the trip itself, instead she or he gives a helping hand in anything that needs to be done aboard incl. maintenance work and guarding. Shirt term guests will be asked to pay a certain weekly retainer for the boat’s fixed costs such as insurance, maintenance and wear.


In any case a crew contract will be signed for each journey by the particular crew incl. the skipper. An example of such a contract in German language is to be found here. An English version can be provided, if necessary. The contract is an example only and in some aspects open to negotiation.


Safety on board

Safety on board comes before anything else. JABULO carries state-of-the-art safety equipment, i.e. fire extinguishers, life raft, VHF- emergency radio (DSC), satellite emergency call (EPIRB),

flares etc..


Prior to setting sail for the first time with a new crew the skipper will give a detailed safety instruction. Each crew member will receive his dedicated safety-harness and self-inflating life-vest equipped with life-belt and leg strap. If you want to bring your own life-vest instead, you are welcome. Non-swimmers must wear safety-harness or life-vest, when outside of cabins, saloon and cockpit.


The crew will be trained in performing a man-over-board-routine, i.e. manoeuvring JABULO in such a way to safely rescue a person, even in case the skipper has gone over board.



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