matador under spinnaker 2

Flying a 2,000 sq foot “cape” off Baja.


We return home after six months sailing Mexico Pacific mainland.

After six months of cruising the Mexican coast from San Diego to Banderas Bay, home to Puerto Vallarta we finally arrived home at the end of May.  Seven trips throughout the winter to Mexico gave family and friends lots to see (sea) and do.  A tropical paradise.  In March we ordered a Fountain Pajot Saona 47 which will be delivered to Fort Lauderdale in early 2020.  We plan on sailing the Bahamas, the Keys, Central America and transiting the Panama Canal before heading home.  For a great video of our new boat [click here].

Matador is a 2015 Beneteau Sense 50 sailboat.  It is the eighth ocean going vessel owned by Captain Steve in the past 37 years.  Four have been new.  Four were used.  Two were wood and one was a powerboat.

Matador is from the English word Matador, a bull fighter.  Captain Steve loves Mexico so the Spanish theme was appropriate.  All his boats also are a missile – a Matador is the first cruise missile.  He hates war and bullfighting – go figure.

For a really cool video of Matador in Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria [click here]