About Us


Stuart and Chante met sailing in the UK, working for The Challenge Business. That was in 2000 and for the next 8 years they worked together sailing around the worlds oceans. They share a passion for sailing, exploring and sharing it with others.

In 2008 they moved to Nelson, New Zealand, renovated their home, had a baby (Isla), moved to Anakiwa where they lived for 3 years whilst Stuart worked at Outward Bound as an instructor. In August 2011 Paige made them four and they also became NZ Residents. Following the move back to Nelson, Stuart worked for Nelson Maritime School as a tutor and family life blossomed.

5 years since arrival in NZ and it’s time to feel the wind on our face again and share it with our most cherished. Follow our family journey of being together, learning and growing together. I guess this is a chance to step off the conveyor belt of modern life and focus on what’s important…

9 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Have a good journey! Looking forward to hearing your stories. It’s a privilege to know you guys. All the best and take care.

  2. Fantastic!! I wish you all a safe journey and I am sure you will make it a journey of a lifetime!! xxx Albertine

  3. So excited for you! We wish you fair winds and fabulous adventures and look forward to following your journey. Maybe one day it will be Ben Nieve and I following in your wake. An amazing gift for your children, the gift of time together xxx

  4. Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guys who’ll decide where to go.
    Trust in your instincts and remember…
    Be your name Buxbaum, Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your wave is waiting. So…get on your way!

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