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The crew

The S/Y Scarlett crew is me Tibor, my wife Katalin, and our children, Marta and Tibor Jr.
We're a Hungarian family living in Sweden.

Hungary is a landlocked country and sailing is not something an ordinary person would normally consider pursuing. It mostly means the lake Balaton or an expensive hobby of the rich in the Mediterranean.

It never occured to me that sailing would be of an interest, until I got inspired by a Hungarian sailor, Áron Méder, who sailed around the world solo in his small 19ft boat, Carina, on a budget.

When we moved to Sweden, it came as a surprise how much water surrounds us and that having a boat here is not that much of a luxury. Sweden has one of the highest number of boats per capita in the world. 

I went for a dinghy sailing course, then we took the courage and rented an Albin Express (a 26-foot sailboat with an outboard) for a long weekend and started exploring the archipelago around Stockholm. It was love at first sight.

We always loved to be close to nature, striving for self-sufficiency, and liked the idea to gather memories and experiences instead of stuff. All these things came together in being out on the water.

I took a practical course and shortly we bought our first boat and after a few years upgraded to the current boat and started our long journey of learning everything about boat maintenance, sailing, and being afloat.