Tadd & Lindsay in Key West at sunsetTadd & Lindsay in Key West at sunset

The simple story is, “Tadd and Lindsay met through sailing.”

In 2008, Lindsay was producing and directing television in New York City and Tadd was diving and leading SNUBA® tours in Key West, Florida.

Tadd had bought a 30-foot, 1975 Irwin sailboat on ebay and needed help moving the boat to Florida. Through the website Find a Crew.net they ended up sailing the boat down to Key West, and along the way they discovered a shared love of travel, sailing, adventure and sea creatures.

Yachtmaster training in exposure suits, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Since then, they have taken hundreds of hours of courses and become fully endorsed RYA Yachtmasters, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers and certified bartenders.

Lindsay with a paint roller

Together, they refit Tadd’s little boat in Key West, Florida, and sailed away together towards Central America.

Tadd kissing Lindsay

They got jobs in far away places together, took pictures and wrote all about it. 

After working for others onboard charter boats and in dive shops around the world, they decided to purchase a very small dive and snorkel business in Mexican Riviera Maya, in the autumn of 2011.

After four years of building the business and renovating a vacation rental home in Mexico, they were ready to cash in on the sale of the business and get back to their true love of sailing and diving! They closed on the sale of the business in February of 2016 and finally sold their home in 2019.

They decided to buy a boat and travel the world, while sharing the experience with anyone willing to come along for the ride. After much research and deliberating, they decided on a 47-foot Leopard catamaran named “Makara.” They chartered for awhile before deciding to sail across the ocean to Scotland to visit Lindsay’s family for the summer of 2018. They sailed all the way back to Key West at the end of the year.

They now live aboard in Key West during the cooler months and in Cape Cod during hurricane season.