Whistler is a PDQ Antares 44i catamaran, built in Ontario, Canada in 2007. In the spring of 2015, while docked in New Zealand, she was bought by Margy and Monty. She was renamed “Whistler”, where her new owners met and spent their weekends skiing and golfing.
M&M split their time between S/V Whistler and Whistler, British Columbia. In 2015, they sailed to Fiji and in 2016, to Tonga and Fiji. For the cyclone season, they have kept the boat in New Zealand.
They look forward to another cruising season in the South Pacific in 2017, starting with Tonga.
Margy and Monty hope you will follow them on Whistler and keep in touch by adding a “Comment”!
After a week of diving at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, (more on that soon), we met up with our sister boat, Golden Glow, in Savusavu. A quick turn around and we were off to Paradise in Fiji on Taveuni Island again. This time, diving the Great White Wall at Rainbow Reef was on the agenda. [...]
We spent a few days in Savusavu, got some rest, did laundry, cleaned the boat, reprovisioned and had a few meals ashore with our sister boats. Then we were all off again heading to Taveuni. It is about 50 miles SE of Savusavu and the third largest island in Fiji. We all moored on brand [...]
We set off from Opua, NZ, on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. Before leaving the Bay of Islands, we raised the mainsail and unfurled the genoa. It was a lovely day in the bay. A couple other boats checked out of Opua on the same morning. Bright Angel, a Vancouver boat, was going to Tahiti and [...]
My sister, Shauna, and her husband, Payson, arrived in Whangarei on Easter Friday from Christchurch. They had been in New Zealand for a few weeks already and had toured much of the country. Fortunately, along with a few bottles of delightful wine, they brought excellent Indian Summer weather with them! On Saturday morning, we scurried [...]
Monty and I arrived back in New Zealand in mid-March. We lived on Whistler at the boatyard for 5 nights. Contending with a ladder to get on and off the boat, no practical cooking facilities, public showers and peeing into a bucket at night is never much fun. We ate out most evenings and refamiliarized [...]