Port: Tacoma, Washington USA
17 June 2008 | Aust.
17 June 2008 | Eastern edge of Brisbane
17 June 2008 | semi-industrial section
16 June 2008 | Malou watching model boat races near Manly
15 June 2008 | Brisbane, AU
12 June 2008 | East Coast Marina, in Manly Harbour, near Brisbane, AUS
10 June 2008 | Manly Marina, so I'm sure we'll be safe here indeed
09 June 2008 | 27 36 S, 154 53 E
07 June 2008 | 27 44 S, 157 15 E
06 June 2008 | 330 miles to go
06 June 2008 | 28 31 S, 160 00 E
04 June 2008 | 29 19 S, 162 17 E
04 June 2008 | 29 57 S, 163 52 E
02 June 2008 | 30 22 S, 166 31 E
02 June 2008 | 30 41 S, 168 18 E
01 June 2008 | 31 13 S, 169 33 E
30 May 2008 | 33 04 S, 171 25 E, May 30
28 May 2008 | 34 22.41S 173 33.08E
27 May 2008 | Urquarts Bay, NZ

Three men in a boat

05 January 2012
A quote from the book I'm reading. "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome.

There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing. It comes as near to flying as man has got to yet-except in dreams. The wings of the rushing wind seem to be bearing you onward, you know not where. You are no longer the low, plodding, puny thing of clay, creeping tortuously upon the ground; you are a part of Nature! Your heart is throbbing against her heart! Your spirit is at one with hers; your limbs grow light! The voices of the air are singing to you. The earth seems far away and little; and the clouds, so close above your head, are brothers, and you stretch your arms to them."

Radiance has new owners.

12 August 2011 | Brisbane
Today I said good bye to Radiance. I told her that we would miss her and thanked her for taking such good care of us. I asked her to also take good care of her new owners.

I think I could hear her say that she would miss us too...mostly Malou, with her sweet songs, her happy laugh, and her wonderful fantasy worlds.
She also told me that she would take good care of her new owners. I know she will, because she's a good ship.

I patted her on the stern, said a quick good bye and...thank you.

Then I walked away, I didn't look back. I couldn't...........

Radiance is for SALE

20 June 2011
Radiance is for sale in Brisbane Australia.

Tayana 37, 1978, Hull 132. She is off-shore equipped and ready for your voyage.


Radiance has been well maintained. Varnish in cabin is near perfect. Teak trim on topsides has been kept natural for easy maintenance.

The cabin layout is outstanding for both weekend cruising and offshore passage.

-Aft Quarter Berth to Starboard with bronze/glass deck prism.

-Port U-shaped settee converts to double berth. Cushions has commercial grade upholstery. One side is vinyl brushed 'leather', the other side is smooth vinyl for easy cleaning, which is great in the tropics.

-Starboard settee converts to double berth. Also converts to a sea-berth with lee cloth.

-Large V-Berth is a Private Double Berth. One piece Latex madras.

-Head has a La-Vac with Y-valve to holding tank/over board pump-out. Teak shower grate floor.

-Teak Dining Table with new laminate top.

-Hella fans through out boat.

-Dickinson Newport diesel heater.

-Yanmar 44 hp. 1994. 150A Balmar alternator. Many spar parts, fuel and oil filters.


-Fuel: 325L. Stainless in bilge. New. 2008
-Fresh Water: 380L. Coated with Nova-Pure in 2004. Water stays fresh in for 3-4 month.
-Water maker tank. 55L dedicated water maker tank in bilge.
-Holding: 80L. 2 outlets. Pump station outlet in deck, and manual pump-out over board.

-12V Keel cooled. Frigobaot Refrigeration/Freezer. Refrigerator box is insulated with 250mm closed-cell urethane foam.Refrigerator
-3 Burner Seward gas 1995. Your text to link...
-PUR 35 12V water maker.
-Double SS Sink
-New laminate counter tops.
-Pressure water. Foot pump for fresh water. Foot pump for sea water.


-ICOM 802 SSB/short wave radio. 5000NM range.
-Pactor III modem
-Furuno 1720 Radar.
-'Standard' VHF radio.
-VHF ICOM Handheld
-Two handheld GPS units.


-(6) 6-Volt Trojan. Total 6x240AH.
-(1) 12-Volt Start Battery
-(2) 85w solar panels with separate charging regulator.
-Tow generator. Ampair 100 Your text to link...
-Volt/amp/AH meter by Nav Station.
-Original DC Distribution Panel
-All lights below have Sensibulb LED units installed. Your text to link...
-LED masthead light.


Radiance has never had teak decks.
-Grey skid-proof deck on side deck and cabin top.
-ABI bronze 2-speed Windlass. Your text to link...
-2 CQR 45lbs anchors, 1 large Danforth.
-30m anchor chain. 15m anchor chain. 2x100m braided anchor rode.
-15ft heavy duty parachute anchor with 100m nylon rode.
-Boom Brake
-Self Tailing Winches on mast. 2-spd winches in cockpit.
-SS Standing Rigging replaced in 2005 with Sta-Lok
-Single Line Reefing
-Aluminum Mast and Spreaders
-Aries wind wane. Selfsteer. and Aries under way

Sails new in 2005.
-Heavy duty offshore sails. Main sail 10oz, 2 full battens, 2 short battens, 2 very deep reefs.
-Yankee 6,5oz.
-Staysail 6,5oz with one reef.
-Storm tri-sail and storm jib.
-Light weight drifter.


-Liferaft. Offshore Plastimo 6-person.
-9' AVON inflatable
-3,2hp outboard

There is more information on how we have equipped Radiance on this blog. What has worked for us. or Our website

The first real boat

28 August 2010
Back in the summer of 2002 we had just begun looking for a live aboard boat. Without really getting inspired to become a live aboard by most of the boat designs we saw.
It was not until we saw "Grace" owned by Pete and Suzie that we knew exactly what kind boat we wanted.

Grace. 1986 Union 36

Happy 2010! Godt Nytar

07 January 2010 | Denmark
A cozy New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve

07 January 2010 | Denmark
one of the last pics of the year

Christmas slideshow

23 December 2009
Here is a short slideshow of Christmastime in Denmark.

White Christmastime in Denmark

20 December 2009 | Farum, DK
White Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving!

26 November 2009
from the Radiance crew in Denmark.

Happy Halloween from Denmark

31 October 2009
An early Halloween at Tivoli, October 18th

31 October 2009

31 October 2009

Fall in Farum, (Denmark)

31 October 2009
Vessel Name: Radiance
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 37
Hailing Port: Tacoma, Washington USA
About: Steen, Angela and Malou Brochner-Nielsen
Extra: A small family taking one step at a time, making their way around the world aboard their Tayana 37.
Home Page: http://www.svradiance.com
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Port: Tacoma, Washington USA