“Sailing with Sunbeam” offers a comfortable onboard experience suitable for those with normal mobility. The accommodation features six single berths, two sleeping lofts for two, and two alcoves for 1-2 people, each equipped with a pillow, blanket, and storage, but guests must bring their own pillowcases, sleeping bags and towels.
The ship includes a well-equipped galley, dining areas, and a barbecue on deck. There are two toilets, one with washing facilities. Meals (including vegetarian options) are provided, along with non-alcoholic drinks.* Sunbeam often anchors in natural harbours, offering opportunities for swimming, berry picking, and enjoying the scenery..
*There are strict laws surrounding alcohol in Sweden, including while sailing. A note from the Sunbeam team: “Due to the Swedish state monopoly we are not allowed to have alcoholic beverages for purchase. We will have a selection of low alcohol beer (2.8-3.5% vol) and guests are welcome to bring their own drinks of choice. Alcoholic beverages can only be consumed in moderation when docked, as per the skipper’s discretion. Strict sobriety is required for all involved in sailing or motoring. Smoking is restricted to specific outdoor areas.
Length On Deck
Vessel Type / Rig
Gaff rigged ketch
Embarking on a voyage with Sunbeam offers a unique blend of adventure, comfort, and tranquillity. As you set sail on this majestic vessel, you are not just a passenger but a part of a living, breathing journey across the seas. This article aims to guide you through what life onboard Sunbeam is like, from the cosy accommodations to the exhilarating experience of exploring natural harbours.
Life on Board: Comfort Meets Adventure On Sunbeam, life is an exquisite balance between adventure and comfort. The vessel is designed to ensure that you live onboard comfortably, irrespective of the weather. While normal mobility is necessary, there are no stringent physical requirements to participate in this sailing adventure.
Accommodation: Your Home on the Waves Accommodations onboard Sunbeam are thoughtfully designed. The passenger space includes six single berths, two sleeping lofts for two people each, and two sleeping alcoves suitable for 1-2 people. These sleeping arrangements are separated by curtains, ensuring privacy while fostering a sense of community. Each berth is equipped with a pillow, blanket, and sufficient storage compartments for small personal items. Please note, guests are required to bring their own sleeping bags, pillowcases and towels.
Staying Connected: Charging Station for 230 V In today’s connected world, staying in touch is crucial. Sunbeam caters to this need with a 230 V charging station, suitable for UK phones that use 240 V. This ensures that your mobile phones are always charged and you remain connected even as you sail.
Kitchen and Dining Areas: Culinary Delights at Sea The kitchen on Sunbeam is well-equipped with modern amenities like hot and cold water, fridge, freezer, gas stove with oven, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. Below deck, there’s a spacious dining area, perfect for enjoying meals together. For those beautiful days and evenings, the deck also features dining areas and a barbecue, making dining on Sunbeam an experience in itself.
Hygiene: Maintaining Well-being Onboard Sunbeam is equipped with two toilets, one of which includes a place to wash, ensuring hygiene and comfort for all passengers.
Food and Drinks: A Gastronomic Adventure The culinary journey on Sunbeam is noteworthy. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and evening snacks, prepared considering diverse dietary preferences. The food primarily revolves around a vegetarian base, supplemented with options like meat, fish, and cheese. Meal drinks like wine and beer can be purchased separately. The communal cooking approach means that vegetarians and others can prepare and enjoy meals together.
Sobriety and Smoking: Safety and Comfort for All Safety and comfort are paramount on Sunbeam. The vessel enforces a strict sobriety policy while sailing or motoring, in line with the alcohol level regulations for driving. A note from the Sunbeam team: “Due to the Swedish state monopoly we are not allowed to have alcoholic beverages for purchase. We will have a selection of low alcohol beer (2.8-3.5% vol) and guests are welcome to bring their own drinks of choice. Alcoholic beverages can only be consumed in moderation when docked, as per the skipper’s discretion. Strict sobriety is required for all involved in sailing or motoring. Smoking is restricted to specific outdoor areas. Smoking is restricted to designated outdoor areas, considering the wind direction, to ensure the safety and well-being of all passengers.
Exploring Natural Harbours: The Heart of the Adventure One of the highlights of sailing with Sunbeam is the opportunity to explore natural harbours. These serene stopovers allow you to swim, pick berries, stroll around, or simply soak in the beauty of your surroundings. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature and fellow travellers in a meaningful way.
Conclusion: Sailing with Sunbeam – An Experience Like No Other Sailing with Sunbeam is more than just a journey; it’s an experience that combines the comforts of modern living with the thrill of adventure. It offers a unique opportunity to explore, relax, and connect – both with nature and fellow travellers. Whether you’re lounging in the cosy berths, savouring the culinary delights, or exploring the natural harbours, every moment on Sunbeam is an opportunity to create unforgettable memories. As you contemplate your next adventure, consider Sunbeam as your gateway to a world of maritime wonders.
Length overall: 31 m
length on deck: 24 m
Beam: 5.9 m
Draft: 2.65 m
Sail Area: 270 sq m
Guest crew: 8
Professional Crew: 2-3
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