Trawler Conversion - Cruising Under Power - South East Asia in a Converted Fishing Boat

In 2001 we converted MV Lifeline, a commercial fishing boat, to a power passagemaker, setting off in 2005 from Brisbane in Australia, through Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand, Borneo, the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia. This site tells what we did and how we are doing it - conversion costs, cruising costs, anchorages and lots more. We know how difficult it is to get information about converting a trawler, cruising long distance in a motor boat and where to travel (by boat) in South East Asia. So Cruising Under Power - Southeast Asia in a Converted Fishing Boat aims to be practical, information-laden, and based on experience - written by cruisers - not web designers (sorry about the layout, photos etc). We hope it is useful and enjoyable.

Lifelien at anchor

M.V. Lifeline at anchor at Chebilang, Southern Thailand.





Our Anchorages on Google Earth

NOTE: Google Earth GPS placemarkers are not 100% accurate. Do not use for navigation.

Our Anchorages - Descriptive





* Converting a 49' Bass Strait cray boat to a long range cruiser for two;

* Lifeline Photo Gallery

* Some of Our Favourite Photos

* Southeast Asia Resources;  

* Read our cruising logs (Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo); 

* Costs of Travelling and Living Aboard a Cruising Trawler

* Cruising Life

* About Us;

*  Contact me.