Meet Sailing Vessel CURIOSITY²
Our next floating home and transportation about the world. Splashing in 2023.
Don’t know who HH CATAMARANS is?
Obviously we’re fairly biased because this who we chose to build our dream boat but, HH Catamarans builds the highest quality performance catamarans out there. You can learn a lot more about them and all the boats they build on their website.
What’s in a name?
Curiosity (from Latin curiosus “careful, diligent, curious,” akin to cura “care”) is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in human and animal species. Curiosity is heavily associated with all aspects of human development, in which derives the process of learning and desire to acquire knowledge and skill.
The term “curiosity” can also be used to denote the behavior or emotion of being curious, in regards to the desire to gain knowledge or information. Curiosity as a behavior and emotion is attributed over the millennium as the driving force behind not only human development, but developments in science, language, and industry.
Self-Reliance + Sustainability = Freedom
Self-Reliance: To rely on our own resources and limit our need for a marina or fuel dock.
Sustainability: Thinking about what we do today and how it will affect next week, next year, the next decade, and so on. It’s the recognition that we’re all part of a living system and that everything we do impacts the world around us.
In other words, we want to be out in the world living and exploring for as long as possible. Both in terms of not having to worry about our resources or our habitat disappearing. It’s practical, not political.
And we know we’re not the only ones seeking this kind of freedom because we have you! Our community of like-minded people we’ve been having this exact conversation with for the past decade. It doesn’t matter if you are in an RV, Tiny House, Sailboat, Motorboat, Homestead, Farm, Ranch, or Off-Grid Island Resort…at the end of the day, we’ve all connected over our love for nature and our desire to be in it.
This new HH44 is the continuation of that conversation and desire. This is not the ultimate, all-time perfect eco boat or zero-footprint anything. Not even close. It’s the best option that we could find working with viable, available solutions. It’s the type of innovation we want to support, encourage, and see way more of. Selfishly of course. Because we would love nothing more than to one day announce our all-time perfect sustainable boat with living hulls made of oysters and other bivalve molluscs that naturally propel the boat as they filter feed and improve the water as we travel the world’s oceans. It may seem preposterous now but, in my defense, prior to 1961 most people didn’t think humans would be living in outer space…so anything is possible.
But until then, here is the sexiest, most self-sufficient sub-50-foot sailing catamaran we will soon call home!
A playlist of all videos from the announcement that we’re in pursuit of a self-reliant vessel to the build updates and eventually our first sail:
S/V CURIOSITY 2016-2022
All Sailboat Shopping Videos
We purchased Curiosity on April 21, 2016. At the time, we didn’t know how to sail, but we had Kent from Just Catamarans (an excellent broker with loads of sailing experience). We also had sailing school lined up and a massive amount of determination to make up for our lack of experience.
Six years later, in June 2022, we started the process of building a new hybrid-electric catamaran as our next home about the world.
- All sailboat shopping videos: gonewiththewynns.com/category/sailing/sailboat-shopping
Our home is also our transportation and we spend weeks away from civilization…and sometimes land. Managing our resources is a must and we’re always looking for new and better ways to do so. From RV to sailboat we’ve lived off the grid for over ten years and have learned a lot about renewable energy, creating safe drinking water, and managing waste.
Here is the collection of what we’ve learned so far: gonewiththewynns.com/living-off-grid-rv-sailboat
Communication / Connectivity
How do you afford this
Now, at this point you may be wondering like so many do, “how on earth do you afford this?”. We’re not millionaires, we didn’t inherit any money and we didn’t win the lottery. This is a carefully crafted lifestyle, not a gap year or vacation.
- The full scoop on how we make money and travel here: gonewiththewynns.com/travel-money-wynns
Full Disclosure: Transparency is important and we want you to understand our relationship with HH Catamarans, what it means and how it will affect our content. The short answer is, that it won’t. We did receive a small discount on the purchase of our boat in exchange for the publicity our HH44 Catamaran will inevitably receive (because we document our travels). But we have purchased the boat and retain full creative freedom and continue to create as we always have, sharing our honest experiences.