Boating is my passion and has been for 30+ years. Having built my first boat at 14 with my grandfather, I now enjoy the sea with my family and friends. We have recently returned from the adventure of a lifetime, sailing back to New Zealand from Europe on our Dufour 485 GL with my family. My wife and I have owned four keelboats over the last 20 + years, have had the privilege to skipper boats for others, and been a sailing instructor. We now reside in Waikawa, Marlborough Sounds.