The Merry Maiden  

World Cruises
Crew Members
Restoration 2019
Cruising 2020




Family World Cruise ................Second World Cruise

Ranulf bought the Merry Maiden in Florida in May 1969 to take his family for a circumnavigation of the world. His wife Annette and three of their four children came along. This cruise takes five and a half years.

The youngest member of the crew (soon after returning from the first cruise) then made plans for a World Cruise with his father's yacht. Advertisements were run in Cruising World and some local publications. There were a few radio spots, something similar to press releases, very spur-of-the-moment fun news.

On a typewriter he created a flyer that was copied at a print shop on rather cheap paper. This flyer was sent to interested people and was also put up on various bulletin boards at yacht clubs and marinas.