Permanent Crew

Who we are

Almost 6 years ago, Andy and me (Joanna) - quit the rat race both in the age of 35, sold everything we had and bought an old boat to life our dream on the ocean. We are cruising around the world and live aboard with a cat and two dogs on a 45ft Prout Ocean Ranger catamaran build in 1968. Europe was left behind and now we get to know new countries, cultures and make friends with new crew members once in a while. Snorkeling, swimming, having fun and discovering the world inspires us for the next adventure. If nature strikes, we try to give a hand and do disaster relief work where ever our help is needed. Via our sailing adventure videos we take you on board and give you a glimpse of, what our "new life" is all about. We keep our videos colorful and we go from sailing over onboard repairs, breath taking destinations to encounter with wildlife and people. Sometimes we do interviews with interesting local people from all over the world, sometimes we just show you the most stunning moments we where blessed to enjoy out here. Every now and then we stop traveling and go for work to get a few dollars together. During this time, we will also let you know what we have to deal with and what we are doing to keep Bamba Maru afloat. All our videos are available for FREE on our YouTube Channel! Our Patreon Account has more a voluntary character ;-)


Andy Bamba

Captain Andy Bamba

Impassioned sailor, Certifyed skipper, weather nerd, Jack of all trades. Loves to dive and to surf. Don't like to talk in the morning without coffee.

Joanna Bamba


Gratious cook, super nanny, 'Joanna' of all trades. Loves to do yoga, to read books and daydreams. Don't like disarray ... and Mosquitos. 



He is the grandpa on board. Basco is a black Labrador from Switzerland born in 2008. He likes to help and carry things. Great swimmer and shallow water diver. Don't like any disputes and belated dinners. 



Self pro-claimed Alpha. Super macho and heart breaker. Pure Rottweiler even if he look way to sweet. Likes to discover new ground, to be in the middle and mangos. Don't like to be touched on his paws.



Another self pro-claimed Alpha. He's got to figure it out with Marley. Tulu has his very own aditude and grew up with the Rottweiler. He likes fish left overs, yoghurt and to annoy Marley. Don't like patience and new ports.

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