The MV Minstrel is a 1979 42ft Californian Navigator LRC (Long Range Cruiser). It’s a trawler style boat and we mainly like to cruise at around 9 knots…not too fast. My human parents have had it for about 5 years now. We generally travel the coastal waters from the north of Vancouver Island, to the south. One year we plan to take a couple of months and cruise to Alaska.
Apparently a fun human thing to do is decorate the boat. For Christmas, we pawticipate in “Santa’s Christmas Ships Parade” and cruise around every Friday & Saturday night for most of December. For a very good cause we decorate up pirate style for “Boat For Hope” which is a charity event for special needs children. We take them and their families for a high seas treasure hunt in the inner harbour of Vancouver, BC. Other themes are whatever are chosen on a cruise with the Port Moody Power & Sail Squadron by the Cruisemaster such as Hawaiian Day and Mexican Day, and of course there is Canada Day.