Our First Favorite Mariner Story
In our travels we meet all kinds of mariners. Some of whom have interesting, if not inspiring stories to tell. Since everyone loves a good story we decided to share some of them.
In The Spotlight
Brittany dreamed of living on the water from the time she was 15 years old. When she turned 18 she bought her first boat and her life on the water began.
Fast forward 18 years and Brittany moved off her second boat into a house on land for the first time since she left home. But, that’s not the end of her story. The sea was in her blood.
During her 18 years living on the water she made many friends in the boating community. She crewed on other people’s boats during cruises, racing and even on commercial fishing boats.
She not only gained valuable sailing experience but through her happy, outgoing personality she also became part of a community. She learned about the people and their needs and wants.
A Business Is Born
Something all mariners need is someone to sew stuff. Everything from cushions to sunshades to covers for all sorts of equipment. Brittany was perfect for this kind of work and committed to building a business that caters to the needs of the community she had become a part of.
This kind of business requires a lot more space than a boat could provide and so she finally moved back on land. She now has a small shop in the backyard of her house where she prototypes all kind of products for mariners of all kind.
Her product line includes a unique custom sunshade for sailboats, limited edition water resistant bags, travel bags and now accessories. A sampling of her work can be seen on our shopping page, here.
What Does The Future Hold?
While Brittany grows and expands her business she is also in the process of updating her Columbia 36 in preparation for the 2022 Baja-ha. It is an aggressive plan that includes a complete updating of the electrical and plumbing systems. She’s already replaced the standing rigging and repainted the bottom.
There is still a lot of work to be done. But, the idea of planning a Baja adventure is all the motivation she needs. She has made the trip before as a crew member on a 32′ boat. Now, she is ready to take on the job as Master and Commander.
Future Spotlight Showcase
We’ll be keeping tabs on Brittany and report on her progress. In the meantime we run in to many interesting people and are looking forward to telling their stories. Stay Tuned!