Who We Are + Our Boat
Gwen and I live on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA, where we operate a busy 20 room inn. We enjoy travel, boating, and cooking. Before becoming innkeepers, I was an independent TV producer, specializing in documentaries and educational programs for PBS and the Discovery Networks. Over the years we have lived in a half-dozen cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle, but for the past 25 years, the Pacific Northwest has been our home. We have owned several boats and cruised our home waters of Puget Sound and the San Juans, coastal British Columbia and along the Inside Passage to Alaska.
This picture was from an RV trip we took through France last year. Great fun!
MV Kika is a 47' Selene Ocean Trawler
Kika's layout includes 2 staterooms and 2 heads; the master has an island queen bed, and the guest quarters are fitted with over-under bucks. The master head has a tub-shower and heated towel rack. The guest head has it's own shower. The saloon is very spacious with table seating for six or more. The galley has a double-basin stainless sink, 3 burner range with oven, large refrigerator and microwave oven. The pilothouse is equipped with dutch doors that open to port and starboard, a full-length watch bunk, and access to the flybridge from inside the pilothouse. Kika is powered by single Cummins 6BTA 5.9M diesel. She produces 330hp @ 2600 RPM for a max speed of 10.5 knots. Typical cruising speed is 7-8 knots @ 1600 RPM. MV Kika is equipped with Keypower stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, an articulating rudder, and a Cruise RO 40 gah water maker. On the boat deck we carry an 11' Achilles RIB with a Suzuki 20hp outboard.