Just some of our comments from those who have sailed with us…….

It was a superb experience to be onboard such a lovely vessel especially as we had been allowed into Marcus’ and Freya’s home. Working the ship and being taught how to make it all come together was a unique and very special experience. I would love to do it again for much longer than just one day in Start Bay.  Truly liberating and really took me out of myself.” Day sail Dartmouth May 2016

“Thank you very much for a brilliant day yesterday. I was really pleased that it went ahead despite the weather and we had a great time. Thanks also for answering all my questions! We were all really impressed by your friendly attitude and I personally think that you are doing a very important job”    Daysail Plymouth May 2016

Life changing in the best way possible. Forget climbing the Everest, diving with whales or becoming a Buddhist monk for a month. Sail on the Grayhound Lugger with Freya and Marcus and you’ll get as close to your true and possible self as you could ever be.” Cargo crew April 2016

“Thank you Marcus and the crew for a great experience on yesterday’s day sail out of Sutton Harbour. Despite horrendous weather forecast, we went out and had the most fantastic day. Biggest lesson of the day: follow your dreams!” Daysail Plymouth May 2016

She loved her early morning watch and enjoyed the transition from starry night to sunrise and the ever-changing colours of the sea and sky…..That’s what Grayhound does to you. It brings you back down to Mother Earth and the bare essentials.  The trip has definitely brought us closer and has provided Clara with a wonderful insight of what has been a very important part of my life when I was her age. Not many sailing boats are as welcoming to parents and children as Grayhound is. We never felt we were paying guests, we felt part of the family. “ Cargo crew September 2015

I have learnt so much and tried so many new things. Thanks for making us so welcome ! This has been real sailing” 

2nd year uni student Plymouth navigation and marine science March 2015

“Freya, Marcus & Malachi ……I think you may have changed some lives this week. A huge thank you. ” Plymouth University lecturer   March 2015

Marcus you are one funny guy you have had me laughing the whole time. I loved getting right involved and when we had to take the sails down in that wind it was a real adrenalin buzz. Can’t wait to do it all again” Tall Ship crew Sep 2014

A magical week, thankyou for sharing Grayhound I will always smile when I remember this voyage I feel very lucky to have experieneced it. “ Isles of Scilly 2014

I just loved it all, it was as magical and wonderful as I had wanted it to be. Marcus and Freya were outstanding hosts and I felt very privileged to be on board such a wonderful ship. I only have to think of sailing back under millions of stars watching the phosphorescence at our bow and wake and I am smiling.”

Isles of Scilly August 2014

To Marcus & Freya & Malachi I am lost in admiration of the fact that you built this vessel- and very very grateful that you shared it with us, thank you” Binic 2013

Thanks for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime’s experience, a great weekend and a chance to be outside my comfort zone but, as it turns out, into a new and long wanted place to be. “

West Country 2013

Freya , Marcus and Malachi – you are on 24h x 7 x 12 on call. Teaming, giving, and believing. Realising ypour dream of a life time in a great approved tradition. May good winds be alongside with you especially when you need them. I feel contented, happy and well balanced after 7 days of sailing to the Isles of Scilly. We all worked together as a very successful team and you offered a great experience to us of really high value. Thank you so much”

summer in the Scillies 2014

Hi Freya, we got home today no hassle at all. Thank you again for your care and support over the last two weeks. We had such a wonderful experience and neither of us wanted to leave”

Caribbean March 2014

Great adventure, knowledgeable captain and crew, good views, wonderful food. Really, really good food.”

Caribbean March 2014

Thanks for showing me how to sail a Lugger and how to skull a dingy.”

West Country summer 2013

Beautiful Boat, Beautiful Family, Beautiful Life”

Paimpol Festival summer 2103

Unbeatable even with a day of seasickness”

West Country summer 2013

Thank you so much for a wonderful time. Always felt in good, experience hands. Will recommend to everyone !”

West Country summer 2013

We are back in the UK and back in our routine but wanted to send you just a few lines to say how much we both enjoyed being on board Grayhound recently. You offered a unique sailing experience and it was lovely to share your home with you all during part of your Caribbean voyage. Looking through my photos (few attached) we have lovely memories of silver beaches, turquoise seas, turtles, wind in Grayhound’s enormous sails and the beautiful colours of the Caribbean.”

Caribbean Feb 2014

Freya it must have been such a nuisance always cooking a separate meal for me, so thank you so much for the care that you took. Every meal was so delicious, always something to look forward to and mealtimes hold memories that I will treasure. You are such a genuinely lovely and caring person you made me feel welcome and at home from the moment I stepped onboard. Thank you.
Skipper! Did I ever luck in when you drew me as watch mate! Thank you so much for your patient instruction, explanations, demonstrations and generally for the massive amount of knowledge I have accrued on this trip. I thoroughly enjoyed every watch no matter what time and it was a pleasure to talk with you on so many topics!”

Cape Verde Dec 2013

Hi Freya, and extended family!
Thanks, again, for a most enjoyable, relaxing, welcoming, friendly
trip. thorough enjoyed it. And thanks for the blog. Having spent too
much time just enjoying the trip I didn’t take (m)any pictures. So
it’s great to have something to point friends and family at.”

Canaries Nov 2013

Marcus & Freya, thank you so much for a wonderful six days, i’ve learnt a lot, made many good memories and got a new hobby to indulge/develop.” Binic 2013

A wonderful few days on a magical boat with lovely people. Congratulations on a truly inspirational project.”

West Country June 2013

Freya, Marcus and Malachi

Thank you fro sharing your vision and passion with all of us. It has been a fantastic week of laughter, graft, and inspiration. My introduction to sea faring with your nurturing and guidance has ignited a passion and love for traditional wooden ships and sailing. You have launched me on a lifelong voyage of discovery. Thank you may you go safely on your journey.”

Binic 2013

It has been a real privilege to join Grayhound on its first longish passage and to sail with Marcus, Freya and Malachi. Grayhound is amazing. The different woods and design give so much warmth and character and she sails like a dream. Marcus’ communication skills, patience and enthusiasm are boundless. Freya’s gentle kindness and great meals make time spent in the saloon a joy. As a grandad it’s a pleasure to see Malachi’s sunny character thriving on their parenting skills. I am in awe of what they have achieved in two years and envious of the dreams they now can full fill. Grayhound was deservedly the star of the Binic festival.”

Binic May 2013

First ( classic) yacht experience and i’m sure it won’t be the last ! I can’t have asked for anything more, great food, lovely company, a steaming workout and a voyage that I shall always remember.”

Isles of Scilly July 2013

Thankyou so much for such a fantastic week onboard the amazing Grayhound !!! I loved absolutely everything about it, from ‘sweating and tailing’ to our midnight sail. You even managed to get me to swim off the boat to St Martins beach- which is actually quite a differcult task in this freezing sea !The food was exceptional and you all made us feel so welcome and happy.”

Isles of Scilly summer 2013

Word’s can’t explain what a FANTASTIC week we have had on Grayhound. The most welcoming, entertaining, and amusing week, not to mention the food- out of this world. Must dash….everyone’s gone……xx”

Isles of Scilly July 2013

You all complement each other so well, providing what has been a remarkable holiday that we shall always remember. SO many highlights from arriving tired, out on the first day- getting on board and relaxing, while Josie caught a mackeral, to this last evening onboard, eating Freya’s pizza and just chillaxing to the soft sound of rain on the roof. I hope you always keep the Maverick vibe and thank you for building Grayhound and sharing your vision with us.”

West Country summer 2013

Thank you so much for a fantastic “Swallows and Amazons “ week on the Grayhound. We’ve had so many new experinecs everyday has been an adventure. Real highlights have been eating food cooked on the campfire at the Helford river, arriving into Fowey with Canons firing and jumping into the sea and swimming into Cawsand. …..”

West Country summer 2013

I truly had a great week. Lovely boat, great people!! Thanks a lot and all the best for your journey.”

Canaries November 2013

Dear Grayhound crew

Thank you very much for a wonderful trip. This ocean passage was a great and intense experience. I admire you both, the undertaking to build such a huge boat was very impressive to me.”

Cape Verde Dec 2013

I have absolutely loved living onboard your boat, learning how to become a part of your crew and exploring new places. You are all very special people and it has been a pleasure to get to know you.”

Cape Verde Dec 2013

Thanks for a great trip and sharing your home with me (us)…its been a great experience learning new skills sailing Grayhound…one’s that I will definitely use again !!!!I can’t think of a better way to see the Caribbean and learning to play the guitar. Already looking forward to the next trip.”

Caribbean Feb 2014

What ho ! This was a proper good time, golly gosh ! Thanks for a rocking trip. It was a pleasure to sail and expore with you all and learn a couple of Britishisms along the way. Best of luck for your future trips.”

Caribbean March 2014

Thank you for such a good time your kindness and generosity of spirit.”

Caribbean March 2014

Thanks for the wonderful time. I can’t remember enjoying anything so much. You are wonderful hosts and great teachers.”

Caribbean March 2014

Thank you for sharing “ Grayound “ for the Antigua Classics . Congratulations on Concours d’elegance and “the most photogenic yacht “Great birthday !”

Antigua Classics April 2014

One of the best weeks sailing I have ever had, great people, great boat thanks so much”

Antigua Classics April 2014

Dear Marcus Freya and Malachi

Thank you for letting me join your family and introducing me to sailing. The confidence you showed in me to steer the 67 or 70 tonne vessel was impowering. Freya the food, well, thanks again for the amazing food and fulfilling my request for lentil stew. Truly a remarkable experience enjoyed by your initial Canadian tourist ! Ps Sking sometime ?”

Cruising in the Azores June 2014

Many thanks for helping me celebrate my seventieth birthday with you. Thank you too for sharing your enthusiasm for sailing and teaching me so much more about sailing and seamanship.”

Ocean Passage Horta to Falmouth

Freya, Marcus and Malachi

It was exhilarating, exhausting and totally enjoyable, even when I was feeling a little bit down Zebb and Malachi quickly brought a smile to my face.”

Ocean passage Horta to Falmouth

Recapturing a brief view of sailing in the piece of ‘living history’ that ‘Grayhound’ represents and the chance of adding to my meagre knowledge thereof. The excellent company of genuine all round sailors and the discussions about the minutiae from all on board, from conception to fact that brought this wonderful vessel into being. — Discovering some small aspects that were becoming common to me to me from previous experience. — Marcus’s friendly instruction,Freya’s lasagne and Malachi’s company. — The wind in my face and the swell beneath.”

West Country summer 2013