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 and 2017, 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 2018, starting with Fiji.

Margy and Monty hope you will follow them on Whistler and keep in touch by adding a “Comment”!

  • Waiheke Island Visit

    Waiheke Island Visit

    From Auckland, it was a pretty easy day trip to Waiheke Island. We sailed around the western shore and anchored in Oneroa Bay. Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island After reading our blog, a Kiwi living on Waiheke contacted us. Simon was interested in buying or building a catamaran. He saw Whistler was in the Auckland area [...]

  • Whistler to Whistler

    Whistler to Whistler

    After almost 3 months of skiing every day in Whistler, BC, and socializing with friends, we traveled back to our beloved S/V Whistler in NZ. We needed to spend a night in a Vancouver airport hotel to make our morning flight. We made the best of it, with good friends joining us for dinner. The [...]

  • Passage Fiji to New Zealand

    Passage Fiji to New Zealand

    In Port Denarau, we were checking the forecasts a few times a day and talking with other cruisers about what they thought. Around October 16th, we saw a good looking window, though it would be "sporty". Our router also gave us a thumbs up with some provisos. The winds would be fairly strong on the [...]

  • Preparing for Passage

    Preparing for Passage

    The first of October, we started looking for a weather window for passage back to New Zealand. We had about 3 weeks before we needed to leave the country as our 6-month visitor's visas were going to expire. Lots of jobs to get done before going offshore. We spent a few more days at Nananu-I-Thake, [...]

  • Jimmy Visits

    Jimmy Visits

    Just catching up on posts! Please forgive us for the long drought! In September, Jimmy DeMarco, our friend from Whistler/La Ventana, came for a visit in Fiji. Kite-surfing and surfing at the world famous spots, Namotu, Tavarua and Cloudbreak (all close to Musket Cove, Fiji) had long been on his bucket list! Jim arrives with [...]

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