We had a cruising yacht for 10 years, lived on it with the kids for about a year.  Here are some pictures of our life then. The yacht was called BYDAND, which means “steadfast” in gaelic.

It was a 43ft Zeus, fibrocement hull, designed by Wilf O’Kell, who had made around 800 concrete boats, mainly fishing vessels.  The boat was incredibly strong and seaworthy and we trusted her implicitly in all conditions.  A little hard to manoeuvre at 17 tons, but when I put a marinised Japanese bus engine in her, she was remarkably easy to handle.