We are Pajo and Ava, two Seattleites who are sailing around the world fueled 100% by renewable energy.
We converted our boat Cinderella from diesel to electric drive, so she is powered by solar energy and regeneration under sail. We are completely DIY and are sharing everything we learn along the way in hopes to inspire others to become more sustainable. We can all do our part for our beautiful planet and have some fun adventures along the way.
Follow our journey here!
how it all began...
In 2015, Pajo was sitting in a Seattle cafe, plugging away at work and daydreaming about escaping it all. He was overwhelmed by what some might call, a crazy idea. That idea was like an itch that would soon spur into an insatiable dream. A dream to ditch the script and create his own. The dream to sail around the world.
Since the inception, Pajo has acquired three sailboats and spent lots of time sailing around the lakes of Seattle and the pristine wilds of the Puget Sound and British Columbia. Along the way, he managed to convince a certain Jersey girl to be his first mate. Turns out, Ava shared the same itch for adventure and overwhelming desire to see the world. Ava had never set foot on a sailboat before meeting Pajo, and now could not imagine the next chapter going any other way.
The crucial bit is the kickass sailboat that literally found us! Cinderella is an Ericson 35-2 that has a mystical past as a badass racing boat. This very boat was destined for nonstop adventure with this crew.
The best part, Cinderella's journey is powered by 100% renewable energy! We ditched the diesel and converted her to electric drive. Pajo designed an all new electric drive system called the Manta Drive which expanded the cabin area and most importantly, reduce our carbon footprint.
We created this blog so that we can share the knowledge we gain from DIY boat projects and to share our script as we write it. Lots of learning curves ahead as we cruise into a lifetime of exploration, 6 knots at a time.
Pajo + Ava
WHERE ARE WE NOW??????
We have sailed 10,000 nautical miles since we untied the dock lines from Seattle in September 2017. It's been a wild ride so far! We are in the beautiful South Pacific! Find us on the map and check in often - we're always on the move!
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SEA STORIES FROM CINDERELLA
All of the boat projects in exotic places, tales and adventures from two lovas at sea! Check out the latest from our blog