Our boat is our home.
She floats and travels anywhere we want to sail.
God calls and we go.
Fountaine Pajot Tobago 35 Catamaran
Fountaine Pajot catamarans are a product of France and ours has been afloat since 1997. Boasting a spacious salon area when you first step inside, Te Whakapono is our home. The galley-up design (versus being located in one of the hulls) was a selling point for us, as we like the family time cooking meals together provides. Each of the three cabins is equipped with a full size bed and storage below. The guest cabin, also used as an office and family room, offers a ample shelving space. Outside the cockpit is spacious enough for our family and a few guests and offers an outdoor shower; while the deck-space, complete with trampoline, provides plenty of play area for Vivienne and the dogs.
Te Whakapono (Tay Vah-ka-poh-no) means “Faith” in the Maori tribal language. We chose it as a nod to where catamarans originated (Polynesian islands) and because we hope to sail to New Zealand, where TJ once worked and learned about the Maori people, as a family.