Sailing World Trip

Imagine collecting your new Lagoon in France, casually sailing down through the Mediterranean, posing for some sunset pics while sipping wine in Santorini and sailing home with a pit stop in the Caribbean…

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie, right? Order a boat in Australia, pick it up in Europe and sail home. Surely it’s not that easy! Except that it is.

This is where TMG really shines, because we’ve done this handover many many times before. We’re here to make sure picking up your boat on the other side of the world is a positive, memorable and stress-free experience.

French Factory Pickup

Pick up… Les Sables d’Olonne (up to 46ft) or Bordeaux (50ft and above)

Les Sables d’Olonne is a great place to pick up your boat. It has a train station, Avis car rental, plenty of accommodation, plenty of sailing history and it’s the home of Vendee Globe. It’s a place where our clients love to hang out; there’s loads of really nice restaurants along the front and you can purchase everything that you need for preparing your boat.

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. This hub of the famous wine-growing region is a stunning city to visit, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with the numerous options here for accommodation, eating and of course, drinking the famous local wine!

The Pickup Process – What to expect

The European Experience

France is really well located; you could head up towards Northern Europe or down to Gibraltar and around into the Mediterranean.

Most of our clients choose to travel around the stunning Mediterranean.

Some of the most popular locations would be Spain, South France, Italy, the Greek Islands, Croatia, Turkey and Malta.

Mediterranean highlights and advice

Atlantic Crossing to the Caribbean

From the Mediterranean across to the Caribbean or the Bahamas…

Starting in the Canaries a lot of our clients will join the Atlantic Rally for Cruiser (ARC) in November, either straight across or via Cape Verde.

Here you can adventures through crystal clear waters in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands, up past the Dominican Republic to the Bahamas before it’s time to transit the Panama Canal and onto the Pacific.

The Caribbean is known for its sensational sea life and diverse culture, however it is also unfortunately prone to hurricanes, clients often take refuge in the south such as Trinidad from June to November.

Read about the Caribbean culture, sea life and planning for Hurricanes

Tahiti Crew provide to TMG Lagoon owners

Into the Pacific

Through the Panama Canal and on from the Galapagos, you’ll find yourself in French Polynesia exploring; Tahiti, the Tuamotus, the Marquesas and Bora Bora.

Further on there is the Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, the Soloman Islands and New Caledonia.

From French Polynesia many then make the choice to head to Australia via New Caledonia or south to New Zealand.

Find out more about French Polynesia