High quality nautical gifts

Cary, North Carolina | 286 Sales


High quality nautical gifts

Cary, North Carolina 286 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (23)

Announcement   Welcome to our nautical shop! We have sailing t-shirts, adjustable nylon sailing belts, herb & spice blends and more! Anchors, compasses, sailboats and...


Welcome to our nautical shop! We have sailing t-shirts, adjustable nylon sailing belts, herb & spice blends and more! Anchors, compasses, sailboats and...

Kim Brown

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Sold our house and all our possessions, bought a boat and now sailing around the world!


In April 2014, my husband, 3-year old daughter (at the time) and I took a massive leap into the unknown. We sold everything we had, purchased a 56' sailboat and left our old world behind in search for something more fulfilling. The boat is named Britican - BRITish and amerICAN as hubby is a Brit, I'm American and our daughter is both.

Hubby and I were tired of working hard to pay for a big house, a nice car, processed food and unfulfilling life experiences. When we found time to do something fun we were too tired to do it.

One thing let to another and we decided that we wanted to say 'screw-it' to our old lives and trade them in for a new one. The end result was making a monumental decision to pull our daughter out of school, leave our friends and family and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

So far we've sailed over 8,000 miles covering Gibraltar, North Africa, Malta, Sicily, Greece, Turkey, Spain, France, Canary Islands, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and worked our way up to the east coast of America starting from St Vincent and the Grenadines. Our travels through the Caribbean took us to over 20 islands.

Thus far we have absolutely no regrets. Our lives are more fulfilling then they've ever been and we count our blessings every day.

In an effort to share our story and build up a potential business that fits with our new lifestyle we've opened this Etsy shop. Our first product range was a very selective group of herb and spice mixes - the exact herb and spice blends we use on our boat. When you visit our website ( you'll notice our 'Galley' section where we do videos on what we cook - recipes included.

With many of our recipes we use Britican Galley Herb and Spice Blends as they work perfectly for anyone that:
- Is short of cupboard space
- Has no clue about what herbs and spices go with what meals
- Wants their food to taste good

I fit into all of the above.

So where do the blends come from?! My mom! She's been making these blends for over 15 years now so I actually don't know how to cook without them - and I think that's a good thing. I don't have a galley cupboard full of herbs and spices that I never use. If I make something with Chicken, I just add 1 TB of the Chicken Blend to my recipe and every time it comes out seasoned perfectly.

Mom is the president blender and I'm the tester. We also have another blender in the UK so we're able to offer the blends in the USA and UK with reasonable shipping costs.

Recently, I've been able to fly home to NC and create more products with my mom. After searching high and low for a feminine nautical sailing belt I eventually gave up. I couldn't find anything that looked girly and trendy. and I worked for days trying a variety of options and eventually came up with our nautical belts for women and girls.

Furthermore, I've created a range of t-shirts for men, women and children and have plans to expand the range. We also have Sarongs, pillow cushions and more.

To follow us on our journey, please follow us on Twitter, look up 'SailingBritican' on Facebook and stop by the website to discover where we are and what we're doing:

Thank you for stopping by.

Big smiles,


Shop members

  • Kim Brown


    My family and I left life on land and exchanged it for a home on the sea. Check out for more!

  • Barb Tranello


    Barb is an Etsy veteran selling amazing herb and spice blends (SouperSpices). When she's not selling her own creations, she's helping her daughter (Sailing Britican Owner) create and ship Sailing Britican items.

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Last updated on July 19, 2017
Welcome to SailingBritican. My husband, 4-year-old-daughter and I are currently sailing around the world in a sailboat. We became fed up with the rat race - working long hours, eating processed food, failing to spend quality time with friends and family. So, we sold everything we had, bought a boat and the plan is to circumnavigate the world in the course of 5 years. That being said, we created a shop (with the help of our friends and family back home) to share a bit of our travels with you. Get the full story on

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If you are not completely satisfied, I will be happy to exchange or refund your money. Contact me before taking any action. I am sure we can work out any problem you may have.
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If you find the shipping too high, email me and I will find out if there is an less expensive way to ship the goods. After a recent problem with shipping, I will hold the right to ship in the packaging I choose so there is no damage whatsoever (rain, sleet or snow). International shipping is based on a four pound weight limit (international envelope). Please, if you want it insured you will have to pay, this keeps my cost down. It is not included in the shipping fee.Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to have everything on hand, but sometimes I run out of supplies. Therefore, shipping will be delayed until I can stock up, especially with large and special orders.