Whistler is a PDQ Antares 44i catamaran, built in Ontario, Canada in 2007. She was first named Sea Spray and sailed by her American owner on the US east coast and Caribbean.
She was sold to a Swiss couple who changed her name to Samuri. They cruised for several years in the US, Canada, Caribbean and Central America. They transited the Panama Canal and visited many of the South Pacific Islands and New Zealand. Their blog, in German, can be found at www.samuri.ch.
While docked in New Zealand in the spring of 2015, she was sold to a Vancouver couple. They renamed her Whistler, after the ski resort where they met and spent weekends. In mid-2015, they moved onto the boat and began their adventures on Whistler.
Whistler’s crew are Skipper, Monty, and First Mate, Margy, from British Columbia. Avid skiers and golfers, they abandoned their other passions for a time, to embark on a new chapter, cruising in the South Pacific.
We had a break a 3 1/2 month break from the boat back in BC. We got in some socializing with our friends and family in Whistler and Vancouver which was great! Monty skied over 90 days and clocked 2 million vertical feet. Margy got in about 40 days. It was a very good snow year at [...]
We enjoyed lots of snow during the winter. Here are some shots from around Christmas time. Our Santa, inherited from Dad, at our front door Our deck railing Scenes around Blackcomb Mountain: Family time: Over Christmas, Carol and Jeremy braved the cold and snow to visit us in Whistler from their [...]
Good friends and fellow cruisers, Carol and David, from Vancouver/Whistler came for a visit in early October. They flew into Nadi and joined us at Port Denarau, a large marina with lots of restaurants, shops and services. Their arrival was like Christmas as they brought us a suitcase full of parts, supplies and gifts! Many thanks [...]
Whistler attended the 33rd Annual Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove. From September 16th to 21st, the sponsors provide a wide variety of fun events for the cruisers. Monty and I caught a boat ride out to Namotu Island. It is a paradise-like island resort famous for its surfing. Good friends of ours from Canada were [...]