REMOTE CONTROL YACHT! Sailing Zatara: Dockmate is “The Coolest Upgrade We’ve Ever Done!”


After two decades in the corporate world, this family of six decided we needed a change. In summer of 2016, we sold our home in our quiet suburban Texas neighborhood, said goodbye to friends and family, liquidated most of our assets, and bought a sailboat. Our plan is to live on the boat for the next several years and circumnavigate the globe. We are video logging our adventure to share with friends and family, and to journal how this change affects us and our kids. All our episodes are family-friendly and filmed, edited, and published exclusively by us! We invite you to follow along on our journey!   



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