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Filmmaker Kevin A. Fraser captures the incredible life of David Welsford—a young man from Nova Scotia who has given up the luxuries of land, his possessions and the conventional ways of life, to sail around the world in pursuit of happiness, and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

In the documentary above, Welsford explains how he found his boat—a modest 50-year-old vessel spanning 28 feet—in a scrap heap, which he then restored to working and livable boat life condition. After two years, Welsford set out for the first time in Puerto Rican waters and describes the emotional experience of setting out for the first time into the vast blue unknown.

And what does he do for money? For Welsford it’s simple; “I think I understand money in my way of understanding money, which is: once you figure out how to make enough, then go do the things that make you happy. There’s always a way to make money. There’s always a way to live. I have enough to go and have a beer, and enough to go to the grocery store, and enough to put some diesel in the tank of the boat—and I think I’m one of the richest people in the world. I feel great.


Director & Cinematographer: Kevin A Fraser
Featuring & Additional Photography: David Welsford
Editor: Shawn Beckwith
Colorist: Chris MacIntosh
Producers: Kevin A Fraser & Melani Wood
Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard.