About us

Who are we?

Update 01.10.2018:
it didn’t escape my notice that now, 2 years later, people still have a look at this page. The beauty of the cruising-lifestyle means that we continue our voyages to different shores. While I’m busy re-building my boat here in Nazare, the ones who helped me with the first and the 2nd Festival are in many different places on this planet now. It’s fun big time to take part in a Festival, but it’s a lot of work in organizing and setting it all up. I’ve got heaps of work with my own project and don’t want to start all over again on my own to do another one. Soooooo …. I’ll keep the idea and the website alive, but on standby for the time being. It might happen again, or it might not. There’ll be a little party here for sure the 03rd of July 2020, that’s when Tonga’s having her 60th birthday. And, provided there’ll be no more catastrophes, I might be lucky enough to make this her re-launching day after a complete re-build. Would be nice :-D!
Fair winds to all of you out there, Dody

Update 22.04.2016:
we still haven’t grown up yet, but we are growing! From today the Town of Nazare, the Port of Nazaré, the Port Captain and Docapesca will participate and help us to make this Event something very special.

The majority of us is a bunch of liveaboard cruising-sailors with thousands of miles in our wakes and from very different Nationalities. The most common language between us is English, but there is also Finnish, French, Dutch, German, Spanish – and yes, some Portuguese of course!

We, well, let’s admit it, we fell in love with this awesome place! Originally we “only” came here to work on our boats or spend a cozy night in port and then discovered something we found very special. Why not have some additional fun and share it with you? This is how our idea for the Boatfestival was born.

In case you would like to contact us, for now please use:

nazareboatfestival@gmail. com

Cheers & fair winds

Where are we?

Port Entrance (WGS84): 39º35’48N, 009º04’74W