A really small merchant sailing ship
Ahoy! The Little Shipping Co. was started in 2015 during an offshore adventure through the Pacific on our 39ft sailboat, Acrux. We wanted to support organic growers in remote locations that couldn't easily access markets, so we bought vanilla beans, cacao, kava, and coconut oil and sailed it back with us to Australia. We are still supporting island agriculture when we can even though we don't have any upcoming sailing trips planned. Our soap is handmade from Timor-Leste Virgin Coconut Oil, and we have recently returned from PNG with a limited supply of fresh Vanilla Beans!
Shipwreck Tales with John McCrystal
When it's cold, dark and wet outside and we are cosy and warm inside our boat it's a good time… Read More
Black Peppercorns Sailed from Vanuatu
We are excited to announce that we have received a fresh new delivery of Vanuatu grown Whole Black Peppercorns delivered… Read More
Doing Laundry on a Boat the Non-Toxic Way
It's Washing Day. When I'm not too busy and the weather is looking good, I do my laundry. By hand.… Read More
Who We Are
Seiorse is a freedom seeker. He loves surfing, travel and permaculture. He is the practical one and has learned to fix and maintain every aspect of our boat.
Kat is the official captain of the ship. She is a keen explorer, permaculturist, foodie, greenie and documentary filmmaker. Her roles on the boat are navigation, communications, cooking and weather. She speaks Bislama, Tok Pisin and Solomon Island Pidjin.