A family on a boat is a family afloat!
Our story on cruising the world with kids.
A Mom, 3 amazing kids (currently 19, 14, and 8) and an amazing Dad/Captain. We are currently (STILL) intending to sail our boat around the world. It might just be on a different boat or who knows maybe more! We started out of Sausalito in August, 2015. After two and a half months making our way down California, we left San Diego in November 2015 for Mexico. So now that we are “cruising”, our plans are “we’ll see” and “will be determined”. We crossed the Pacific in April, 2018. Landed in New Zealand in October 2018 and stayed there for 3 years. With everything covid and not being able t obtain residency i New Zealand, we decided to list Shawnigan for sale in New Zealand, fly back to the USA where we bought a new boat, Shuttleworth open35 Catamaran named Malihini. We sailed her down to San Francisco from purchasing her in Portland, Oregon. We are now living aboard and getting her outfitted for more cruising in the future. Current idea… Live aboard Malihini and work in San Francisco for about 2 years before setting off again for more cruising adventures. Nina is now in college and Ellamae is living with her father in The South. So it might be down to just the three of us sailing when we finally leave again. And we’re likely to stay near North America until Ellamae is finished with school.
photo credit to Geoff Byrne
Hailing port and awesome community: Galilee Harbor in Sausalito, Ca