Why We Cruise: Stanley Creighton’s Photography – Posted by Sarah

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We spend a lot of time focusing on the importance of “where” when it comes to cruising. But we often forget to recognize perhaps the most important aspect of why we cruise — “who”.

Stanley Creighton, who currently owns FPB 64-7 Buffalo Nickel with wife Valerie, has reminded us of this with his latest collection of portraits from around the world. The Creightons have inspired us since they first set off on Buffalo Nickel, updating their blogs with posts full of far-flung destinations, amazing cocktail recipes, and time spent assisting with hurricane relief in the devastated islands of Vanuatu (click the highlighted links to visit their wonderful site).

But when Stan emailed us a link to some of his favorite portraits recently, we were reminded that, above all, it is human connection that drives us over the horizon. The curious child, the wizened and welcoming smile of an old man, the sleeping broken-hearted…The healing that comes from realizing time after time that we are more alike than not. This is why we cruise.

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Big thanks to Stan for sharing these photos with us and all SetSailors. See Stan’s full gallery¬†here.

The magic carpet which has facilitated this wonderful photography – and the experiences that accompany them – is the Creightons’ FPB 64 Buffalo Nickel. As they are stepping up to an FPB 70, Buffalo Nickel is now for sale. For more info click this link or contact Sue¬†Grant: Sue.Grant@Berthon.co.uk.


Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (May 10, 2017)




4 Responses to “Why We Cruise: Stanley Creighton’s Photography – Posted by Sarah”

  1. PJ Says:

    My definition of living is the meaning we give and gain from interaction with fellow human beings. Cruising happens to be one of the interesting ways of acquiring this knowledge.


  2. James Masters Says:

    That’s a remarkable set of “moments”, Stan — more than enough to enrich anyone’s life from the experiencing of them, and the imagining and wondering what those “moments” were like for you and Val as you-two traveled through them.

    I was born in 1946 — your pics are the quality that were only found in Life magazine.

    Most-kind of you to share those “moments” with us. Thank you.


  3. Juergen Says:

    I found your site, after doing some dream building… I’m finding the boats that you are designing are fantastic.. The incorporation of renewable system into the design is one of the motivations to loving the designs..
    – the usage of the great motors that get a great economy for distances traveled especially when you look at the weight they have to push.. Especially when you do it in comfort..

    Sorry Let me divest from the Topic..
    One thing.. Have you Looked at using Lithium [LiFePo4y] Battery system over the Deep cycle Lead acid.. I understand that the current batteries might be used as a form of Ballast to help with the stability of the boat.. but you have the factor that if you go from Manufacturers usage conditions, you should not take the batteries below 50% SOC.. so a 2000Ah battery can only give you a 1000Ah of usable battery.. Plus you have to Look at the charging graph of the batteries.. @ 80% SOC the charging Current drops down to a trickle..

    – From Personal experience with Lithium’s, the charging cycle is much different. they will Take EVERY nit of charge they can, up unitll the time that they are charged.. I know that there are still no Real charging information for Large scale Lithium system’s. there are a few Experimental system out there..[I belong to a group that is doing some of that Experimentation]
    – You need to have some way to restrict the charge coming from alternator’s as they can cause issue’s.. There is a work around for this..

    Steve and Linda I do Love the Boat you have designed.. The Owners must Love their dream Machine’s.


  4. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hello Juergen:
    This question comes up a lot. The risk factors associated with the Lithium batteries and their dependence on ICs for charge control make us uncomfortable with them in present form.