Calico Skies Sailing


College Sweethearts and CPA’s, Grace and Bill Heaton, chose to leave the hustle and bustle of corporate Manhattan for a life on the water. After purchasing their Calico Skies sailboat in 2009, they slowly spent more and more time on the boat and were eventually living aboard full-time, even while they were still commuting to work. Finally, in 2017, the Heaton’s quit their jobs and made the leap to full-time travel! They’ve spent the last five years sailing around the world travelling more than 25,000 nautical miles and visiting 20 different countries.

Rig & System  

1985 Sabre 36 Sailboat 
  • 6 – 100Ah 12V LiFePo4 Deep Cycle Battle Born Batteries   
  • 1 – MPPT 100/50 
  • 1 – Orion 12/12 DC to DC Charger  
  • 1 – MicroAir Easy Start