Boat & Crew

Learn a little more about our catamaran s/v Ubuntu (s/v means sailing vessel), water activities we offer, your crew and Ubuntu's cuisine...

About Our Boat
The name “Ubuntu” (pronounced Oo-BOON-too) comes from a Zulu philosophy that we sum up as “spirit of community.” Our community lives on, next to and under the ocean.
 
Ubuntu's name is fitting for life in the cruising world where people support each other and connect when they meet again in other ports.
 
Our French Privilege catamaran is a classic, born in 1988 and commissioned in 1989. She is a well-built and maintained traditional sailing catamaran. We mention this so that you are not expecting a new charter boat that many bareboat companies rent out.
 
Ubuntu stands out in an anchorage with her unique, colorfully painted mast. She’s a festive boat for life in the islands.
Privilege Catamaran
Built: 1989
Length: 12 meters
Width: 6.4 meters
Draft: 1.4 meters
Water: 400 liters
Fuel: 400 liters
2 Engines: 27 hp Perkins
Water Activities

When it's time to play in the water, you have many choices. You can paddleboard on one of our two boards (the longer one accommodates two people), lounge on our tube, floats and noodles, or paddle our 3-person kayak. Snorkeling is a favorite activity in the Bahamas – we have snorkels, masks, adjustable fins and vests available for your use. You may also head to the beach to sun, stroll and swim.

Your Crew
Your hosts and guides for the duration are Lori Gudmundson and David Milton (and occasionally their daughter Kashara), who have for the past 8 years been cruising the Caribbean West Indies, Bahamas and the East Coast of the US. We are down to earth, easy going, insightful, knowledgeable, curious, and enjoy sharing ideas and experiences that we have learned. Our love of quality ingredients leads to delectable meals that we enjoy preparing, serving and sharing. We will spoil you, as we want you to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Captain David was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, where he was introduced to sailing before emigrating to the US in his teens. He has taught numerous troops of scouts sailing, the ways of the sea and life aboard a ship. He is also an abstract expressionist artist whose vibrant, joyful work (www.davidmilton.com) has been featured in galleries across the Caribbean and U.S. (He painted Ubuntu’s colorful mast and other elements.) His calm, relaxed disposition will help you feel at home during your time aboard.

First Mate Lori dreamt of cruising since taking a sailing trip to the Bahamas in her teens. She’s the reason her family bought Ubuntu and took to sea. Nomadic by nature, she has lived in Iceland, France, and across the U.S. Her graphic design and editing company travels with her. An avid learner, she speaks several languages and brings a passion for learning on board –  from sea creatures’ traits to environmental awareness to cuisine. Her easygoing enthusiasm is directed toward making your charter unforgettable.

Cuisine

Scrumptious healthy food has always been an important part of David’s and Lori’s lives. They both love creating international culinary dishes, and use the freshest local ingredients available to delight the palate. They happily accommodate special dietary requests in creative ways.