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Sailing around the world

What started as a sailing adventure among 3 close friends turned into the beginning of a love story.

We are Dennis and Jannell, brought together by adventure and curiosity. Dennis left The Netherlands in 2022 with close friends Job and Nick. After a year of sailing together, Job and Nick decided to return to land-life which left Dennis who was not interested in doing the same yet cruising the Caribbean with new crew. As fate would have it (with a little help from Tinder), he would cross paths with Jannell, a curious Saint Lucian. In getting to know each other we decided to make our life together a great adventure, starting onboard the Satisfaction. And so as one chapter ended, a new one unfolded.


Our Journey

Our trip starts on the 1st of June 2022. The plan is to throw a farewell party in Grou and to leave the Netherlands through Terschelling.

We will slowly go down towards Portugal to then go to the Canary Islands. There we will stay a few weeks to then sail further to the Cape Verdean Islands.

From those islands, we will cross the Atlantic Ocean towards the Caribbean .

In this region, we will stay a few months and we will see from there how the rest of our trip will go


Our Boat

We will leave with a Doug Peterson 51, a “one of” sailor. The ship is built in England at the shipyard “Green Marine”.

The ship is built of a Kevlar composite, that’s why it is really light and at the same time very strong.

In short, it is a real sailboat and that is something that suits us. From the first sight of the ship, we all three fell in love with it.

We named the boat satisfaction because that name fits well with our travel plans and because it is of course a great song by the Rolling Stones.


About us

We are Job Modderman, Nick Zondervan and Dennis Meter. Three good friends who know each other mainly from competitive sailing. At first, we mainly competed against each other in the national competition, but in recent seasons we have been forming a team more and more on larger competitive boats.

We have now racked up quite a few miles together and can rely on each other 100% at all times, something which is of course extremely important when sailing at sea.


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  • We were so excited! 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #sailinginstagram #fishing  #caribbeansea #fish #fishing🎣 #hooked #catchandrelease #nature #seafood #sealife #explore
  • Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
  • One more island before Sint Maarten 🇸🇽 

Antigua ➡️ Saint Barth’s 

What a long but beautiful sail!

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #travel #explore #saintbarth #sxm #antigua #caribbean #youngcruisers #cruising #lifestyle #cruiserlife
  • Le Tombolo is a must-see in Martinique, however it’s not possible year round which makes this “miracle of nature” all that more interesting.

 Îlet de Sainte-Marie is accessible from the coastline of Sainte-Marie via the tombolo during November/December through April. (Growing up Catholic in the Caribbean Le Tombolo is more fascinating as Lent occurs in that period 😳😳). The tombolo is affected by the seasons and trade winds so when the trade winds reduce in force and change orientation, it gradually erodes. 

On your planned visit to Martinique, you would have to check with the tourism office (or in our case, local contacts in Sainte-Marie) to see if it’s possible.

🤔🤔 what is a tombolo anyway? Well, it’s an Italian word which describes a broad band of sand created by ocean currents connecting an island to mainland for example: Îlet de Sainte-Marie to Sainte-Marie, Martinique. 

Have you been? Did you know that the French have another tombolo? 🫠 Are there any must-see magical places in the Caribbean that you’re dying to see/share?

#travel #traveltips #mustsee #martinique #tombolo #martiniquesailing #explore #sailingsatisfaction #caribbeanlife #caribbean
  • With so much to see and do in Guadeloupe, a week was not enough! 

For most of that week we were at Terre de Haut, part of the small islands that form Les Saintes. There we had the true small island holiday feeling. After 4 days of beautiful weather, a small storm formed forcing us out of our quiet little anchorage as the storm was accompanied by huge swells. We then managed our way to Pigeon Island for a night where, upon departure, the anchor winch gave way completely. (We’re just as tired of talking about it as you are of hearing it again, trust us 😩). So, we found ourselves on mooring in Deshaies for two nights where on the first morning we were able to save a neighbour’s boat from drifting away as one of their mooring lines snapped while they were on shore! 😳

We are slowly yet mindfully making our way to Sint Maarten for the Heineken Regatta. 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #cruising #cruisinglife #guadeloupe #fwis #caribbean #travel #explore #blog #adventure #youngcruisers
  • It was a wonderful birthday with lots of love. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes, and made this day a special one. 
….
Last photo is how it already feels being 1 year older 😂

#sailingsatisfaction #birthday #birthdaypost #grateful  #birthdayboy
  • Wouldn’t have it any other way 

#sailing #cruising #sailingcouple #sailinglife #sailingsatisfaction #caribbean #cruising #cruisinglife #explore #travel
  • “How it started” vs. “How it’s going”

“There’s always been a boat in my life, and if I can help it there’ll always be one.” - Dennis

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#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailor #babysailor #lifestyle #explore #travel #adventure #adventurer #seastheday #cruiserlife #youngcruisers
  • Then we’re painstakingly forced onto a mooring or dock (not free). Once we hit the jackpot we’ll switch out the system completely 

———

What are you sick of dealing with on your boat? 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #anchor #anchorsystem #boatwork #boatproblems #relatable #sailinglife #cruiserlife #windlass
  • Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
  • Mud Lovers, the album coming 🔜 😌🤣

#saintlucia #stlucia #sulphursprings #mudbath #travel #experience #tour #roadtrip #caribbean #thingstodo
  • We will never forget 2023, it brought the best surprise ever. Looking forward to all the amazing things that 2024 has to bring. 

Best wishes to all for the new year! 🎉🎉

#newyear #happynewyear #2023recap #recap #sailing #sailingsatisfaction
We were so excited! #sailing #sailingsatisfaction #sailinginstagram #fishing #caribbeansea #fish #fishing🎣 #hooked #catchandrelease #nature #seafood #sealife #explore
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Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its:

• dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊
• soft sandy bottom 
• superb sunsets 🌅 
• scenic morning runs

Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
Antigua we loved for its: • dreamy blue waters 🥺🌊 • soft sandy bottom • superb sunsets 🌅 • scenic morning runs Have you been? What do you love about it? Let us know below ⬇️ #sailing #sailingsatisfaction #antigua #bluewater #beautiful #beach #scenic #views #sandy #travel #explore #lifestyle #travelling #contentcreator #digitalcreator
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One more island before Sint Maarten 🇸🇽 Antigua ➡️ Saint Barth’s What a long but beautiful sail! #sailingsatisfaction #sailing #travel #explore #saintbarth #sxm #antigua #caribbean #youngcruisers #cruising #lifestyle #cruiserlife
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Le Tombolo is a must-see in Martinique, however it’s not possible year round which makes this “miracle of nature” all that more interesting. Îlet de Sainte-Marie is accessible from the coastline of Sainte-Marie via the tombolo during November/December through April. (Growing up Catholic in the Caribbean Le Tombolo is more fascinating as Lent occurs in that period 😳😳). The tombolo is affected by the seasons and trade winds so when the trade winds reduce in force and change orientation, it gradually erodes. On your planned visit to Martinique, you would have to check with the tourism office (or in our case, local contacts in Sainte-Marie) to see if it’s possible. 🤔🤔 what is a tombolo anyway? Well, it’s an Italian word which describes a broad band of sand created by ocean currents connecting an island to mainland for example: Îlet de Sainte-Marie to Sainte-Marie, Martinique. Have you been? Did you know that the French have another tombolo? 🫠 Are there any must-see magical places in the Caribbean that you’re dying to see/share? #travel #traveltips #mustsee #martinique #tombolo #martiniquesailing #explore #sailingsatisfaction #caribbeanlife #caribbean
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With so much to see and do in Guadeloupe, a week was not enough! 

For most of that week we were at Terre de Haut, part of the small islands that form Les Saintes. There we had the true small island holiday feeling. After 4 days of beautiful weather, a small storm formed forcing us out of our quiet little anchorage as the storm was accompanied by huge swells. We then managed our way to Pigeon Island for a night where, upon departure, the anchor winch gave way completely. (We’re just as tired of talking about it as you are of hearing it again, trust us 😩). So, we found ourselves on mooring in Deshaies for two nights where on the first morning we were able to save a neighbour’s boat from drifting away as one of their mooring lines snapped while they were on shore! 😳

We are slowly yet mindfully making our way to Sint Maarten for the Heineken Regatta. 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #cruising #cruisinglife #guadeloupe #fwis #caribbean #travel #explore #blog #adventure #youngcruisers
With so much to see and do in Guadeloupe, a week was not enough! 

For most of that week we were at Terre de Haut, part of the small islands that form Les Saintes. There we had the true small island holiday feeling. After 4 days of beautiful weather, a small storm formed forcing us out of our quiet little anchorage as the storm was accompanied by huge swells. We then managed our way to Pigeon Island for a night where, upon departure, the anchor winch gave way completely. (We’re just as tired of talking about it as you are of hearing it again, trust us 😩). So, we found ourselves on mooring in Deshaies for two nights where on the first morning we were able to save a neighbour’s boat from drifting away as one of their mooring lines snapped while they were on shore! 😳

We are slowly yet mindfully making our way to Sint Maarten for the Heineken Regatta. 

#sailing #sailingsatisfaction #cruising #cruisinglife #guadeloupe #fwis #caribbean #travel #explore #blog #adventure #youngcruisers
With so much to see and do in Guadeloupe, a week was not enough! For most of that week we were at Terre de Haut, part of the small islands that form Les Saintes. There we had the true small island holiday feeling. After 4 days of beautiful weather, a small storm formed forcing us out of our quiet little anchorage as the storm was accompanied by huge swells. We then managed our way to Pigeon Island for a night where, upon departure, the anchor winch gave way completely. (We’re just as tired of talking about it as you are of hearing it again, trust us 😩). So, we found ourselves on mooring in Deshaies for two nights where on the first morning we were able to save a neighbour’s boat from drifting away as one of their mooring lines snapped while they were on shore! 😳 We are slowly yet mindfully making our way to Sint Maarten for the Heineken Regatta. #sailing #sailingsatisfaction #cruising #cruisinglife #guadeloupe #fwis #caribbean #travel #explore #blog #adventure #youngcruisers
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It was a wonderful birthday with lots of love. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes, and made this day a special one. 
….
Last photo is how it already feels being 1 year older 😂

#sailingsatisfaction #birthday #birthdaypost #grateful  #birthdayboy
It was a wonderful birthday with lots of love. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes, and made this day a special one. 
….
Last photo is how it already feels being 1 year older 😂

#sailingsatisfaction #birthday #birthdaypost #grateful  #birthdayboy
It was a wonderful birthday with lots of love. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes, and made this day a special one. 
….
Last photo is how it already feels being 1 year older 😂

#sailingsatisfaction #birthday #birthdaypost #grateful  #birthdayboy
It was a wonderful birthday with lots of love. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes, and made this day a special one. 
….
Last photo is how it already feels being 1 year older 😂

#sailingsatisfaction #birthday #birthdaypost #grateful  #birthdayboy
It was a wonderful birthday with lots of love. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes, and made this day a special one. 
….
Last photo is how it already feels being 1 year older 😂

#sailingsatisfaction #birthday #birthdaypost #grateful  #birthdayboy
It was a wonderful birthday with lots of love. Thank you to everyone that sent well wishes, and made this day a special one. …. Last photo is how it already feels being 1 year older 😂 #sailingsatisfaction #birthday #birthdaypost #grateful #birthdayboy
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Wouldn’t have it any other way #sailing #cruising #sailingcouple #sailinglife #sailingsatisfaction #caribbean #cruising #cruisinglife #explore #travel
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“How it started” vs. “How it’s going”

“There’s always been a boat in my life, and if I can help it there’ll always be one.” - Dennis

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#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailor #babysailor #lifestyle #explore #travel #adventure #adventurer #seastheday #cruiserlife #youngcruisers
“How it started” vs. “How it’s going”

“There’s always been a boat in my life, and if I can help it there’ll always be one.” - Dennis

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#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailor #babysailor #lifestyle #explore #travel #adventure #adventurer #seastheday #cruiserlife #youngcruisers
“How it started” vs. “How it’s going” “There’s always been a boat in my life, and if I can help it there’ll always be one.” - Dennis . . . . . #sailingsatisfaction #sailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailor #babysailor #lifestyle #explore #travel #adventure #adventurer #seastheday #cruiserlife #youngcruisers
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Then we’re painstakingly forced onto a mooring or dock (not free). Once we hit the jackpot we’ll switch out the system completely ——— What are you sick of dealing with on your boat? #sailing #sailingsatisfaction #anchor #anchorsystem #boatwork #boatproblems #relatable #sailinglife #cruiserlife #windlass
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Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨

#sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
Happy 1st day of February! It’s a very special month ahead. Here’s a photo dump of January as we look ahead to the new month ⚓️⛵️😝✨ #sailingsatisfaction #sailing #stlucia #martinique #newfriends #travel #explore
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Mud Lovers, the album coming 🔜 😌🤣

#saintlucia #stlucia #sulphursprings #mudbath #travel #experience #tour #roadtrip #caribbean #thingstodo
Mud Lovers, the album coming 🔜 😌🤣

#saintlucia #stlucia #sulphursprings #mudbath #travel #experience #tour #roadtrip #caribbean #thingstodo
Mud Lovers, the album coming 🔜 😌🤣 #saintlucia #stlucia #sulphursprings #mudbath #travel #experience #tour #roadtrip #caribbean #thingstodo
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We will never forget 2023, it brought the best surprise ever. Looking forward to all the amazing things that 2024 has to bring. Best wishes to all for the new year! 🎉🎉 #newyear #happynewyear #2023recap #recap #sailing #sailingsatisfaction
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