Our Boats

North Wind

IMG_2643 (1)North Wind is a Trintella, a 29ft longkeeler with fibreglass hull and wooden bulkhead, built in 1974. Shelley bought her in The Netherlands in 2008 and started preparing the boat for ocean passages. In 2010 she set sail and spent 3 years cruising fulltime, crossing the Atlantic Ocean single-handedly and exploring the Caribbean islands.
In 2013 boat & skipper landed in Bonaire and decided to make this beautiful island their new (part-time) home. North Wind was left in Bonaire so Shelley could work in The Netherlands during the summer, escaping the cold & wet Dutch winters working remote from the boat in Bonaire.
After 5 years in Bonaire both the boat and her skipper grew restless: it was time to start sailing again! March 2018 they finally set sail to cross to the San Blas Islands. Panama is their new (part-time) home now, with lots of beautiful islands and jungle coasts to be explored during the next winters.

Caelum

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Caelum is a 36′ hutton steel sloop, built in 1979 Nanaimo British Columbia. He is Kate’s second bad-ass live-aboard Ladyboat. He is a high-latitude no-nonsense DIY adventure boat based in Haida Gwaii on the northwest coast of British Colombia. If anyone is in the area Kate would love to go sailing and fishing with you! She would also love help with rustbusting and interior design!

Drummer

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Drummer is a 38′ steel junk schooner designed by Tom E. Colvin and built in 1973. In 2007 we salvaged her from where she had been sitting in a boatyard in Florida for 18 years and it took nearly 3 years to get her back in the water. Drummer was, and still is, a lot of work- but lots (uncountable LOTS) of people have helped to fix her up and help her become what she is today.

After 11 years in the Caribbean (with summer breaks for her crew to work in Alaska) Drummer is ready to move on to deeper waters and a new rhythm. We are looking to meet up with Ladyboats and lady sailors who want to sail more and work less. And also ride bikes wherever possible.

One World

The Schooner  One World is a 64 foot steel brigantine schooner.  She is a one of a kind traditional sailing vessel designed by Tom Colvin and built 1984 in Ontario, Canada. Since 2011 she has been the all-consuming project, the life, the home and a successful charter business for Rachele and Ariel.

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R&A are two of the most bad-ass sisters on the high seas. These girls never fail to have the biggest anchor for a raft-up-work-party, the coldest beers in the afternoon, and the wingnuttyest ideas.  They are always up for adventures and have a hellava ship  to pull them off.

After 7 years working in the Caribbean but mostly Panama these Ladies are ready for something new.  In the coming year they are hoping to band together with a fleet of ladyboats and storm the pacific…