Yindee Plus


In November 2008 we sold our house and most of our belongings, bought a boat and set off to sail together as a family, departing the UK in July 2009. Our twin sons were just six years old when we left. Our journey took us to first to the Mediterranean, then across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean and up the east coast of the USA. We then motored the whole of the Intracoastal Waterway from Virginia to Florida. After Cuba and the Caymans we transitted the Panama Canal and sailed across the South Pacific to New Zealand. From there, we went to Australia and South East Asia before sailing on to the UK via South Africa and the South Atlantic Islands during the final year.

We completed our voyage in 2016, having circumnavigated the world and visited 45 countries in seven years. It was the greatest adventure imaginable. Our blog (in the ‘News’ section) was written as we progressed from novice liveaboards with only 500 sailing miles under our belts (and a few RYA courses) to experienced ocean sailors who were able to offer help and support to those coming behind us.

The Marine Products and Services section might be useful to anyone starting out on this type of project: we bought a lot of extras for the boat and many of these are reviewed by us.

Yindee Plus has a berth in Portishead Quays Marina which she returned to in April  2018 after a prolonged stay at the Marine Group Cardiff’s boatyard. She had a professional painting (awl-grip) of deck and hull there. The toe-rail was also renovated / replaced following a re-seal of the deck-join. See the ‘News’ section for more information about the work undertaken. We wanted YP to look her very best before we put her up for sale: she looked after us during our travels and we love her dearly. We wanted her to go to new owners in the best condition possible.

Several people have asked us what Yindee Plus means. Apparently Yindee is a Thai word meaning ‘joy or welcome’. The ‘Plus’ is equivalent to ‘version two’.

Welcome to the site dedicated to the travels of ‘Yindee Plus’, our beautiful Seastream 43

‘Yindee Plus’ was built in 1991. She’s a cutter-rigged, masthead sloop with a heavy displacement and a sea-kindly manner.

LOA 13.3m (43’5”)

Beam 4.38m (14‘8”)

Draft 1.89m (6’2”)

Displacement 21.4mT