September 2013

Replacing the rigging

By | September 27th, 2013|OceanFree updates, Winter 2013|

Look no hands! And not much holding up the mast either We bought a replacement set of standing rigging from Spencers Rigging in Cowes (dont use them, they were appalling to deal with) and sent it down by truck to Corfu. We moved the boat next to.the Quay in Corfu [...]

Corfu to Canaries – October 2013

By | September 27th, 2013|Cruises, Winter 2013|

Check out our route as we move 2000 miles out of the Med and down to the Canary Islands to prepare for crossing the Atlantic. We aim to be in Lanzarote for the first week in November. Its a little late in the season, so we are expecting mixed weather [...]

Elmos Fire

By | September 24th, 2013|News on other Ocean 71s, Summer 2013|

  Have just received an email from Giovanni Soldini with pictures of his great Ocean 71 "Elmos Fire".   hallo nigel and jane, My name is  Giovanni Houdini I own Ocean 71 The name of my boat is elmos fire, i don find any more your page where the others, i think [...]

July 2013

Croatia from the air

By | July 27th, 2013|Summer 2013|

Well we are just flying home leaving George and Rachel to look after th boat in Rocogniza, Croatia. We have had a good 7 weeks on board and seen a lot of Albania, Montenegro and Croatia As we fly home from Split, we can see the islands we have just [...]

The Ocean Free stamp

By | July 1st, 2013|OceanFree updates, Summer 2013|

When we entered Montenegro, they required us to have a ships stamp. The harbour authority in Porto Montenegro made this stamp for us.  

May 2013

Another season starts

By | May 28th, 2013|Summer 2013|

OceanFree is launched again for another season. She was left last winter in Cleopatra Boatyard in Preveza Greece. Everything was OK when Ego and I flew out to anti-foul and launch her. I had had some work done on the keel over the winter to repair some damage from a [...]

August 2012

Dolphins off Corinth

By | August 15th, 2012|Cruises, Summer 2012, Video|

Dolphins all around us today just after we leave the Corinth Canal

July 2012

cruise 2012

By | July 25th, 2012|Cruises|

June 2011

cruise 2011

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November 2010

Ocean Free stars in Nicole Kidman film “Dead Calm”

By | November 19th, 2010|Summer 2010, Video|

Before our ownership, Ocean Free was used in the film "Dead Calm" staring a young Nicole Kidman aged 19 together with Sam Neill and Billy Zane. In the story,  John Ingram (Neill) and his wife Rae (Kidman) head out for a vacation alone on their yacht. In the middle of [...]