Originally Posted by Beersmith
I've been pondering this ever since I have gotten into sailing and beer making simultaneously. My conclusion...leave my homebrewing gear at home, teach my Dad or a friend to make mead and beers, ship me the bottles when its done (and maybe sell some along the way)
I completely agree...I homebrewed for years, and then brewed professionally for a number of years. The most important part of brewing is keeping stuff clean. And I don't mean just clean...got to be sanitized. Regardless of the system, brewing requires lots of good water, some decent space...both of which are at a premium on board.
Brew on shore, keg it in soda kegs (Cornelius kegs) and bring those. Easier, neater and less work/space needs than bottling.