George: After a portion of life of selling crystal, tableware and fine china to fund his motor sport passion, George moved to Te Anau for just one season, 13 seasons ago!! Having returned from an 11 year holiday in the UK working for Aston Martin, and racing classic and vintage race cars at the some of the most famous venues in the world, he settled into life as a luxury BnB manager. Upon his retirement he settled on a project – bringing Faith to Lake Te Anau. Now he works harder than ever, to ensure that you can enjoy your time in Te Anau onboard his precious motor yacht!!

Adam: From a background as a wheel wright, restoring and building old machinery, and a commercial pilot to satisfy his love for classic, vintage, and warbird aircraft, Adam also arrived in Te Anau for a short contract – 7 years ago!! After years of flying vintage aircraft and floatplanes around Fiordland, he came to help George and get Faith ready for commercial cruises. Having achieved his skippers ticket in addition to the host of other licenses he holds, he’s just as happy at the helm as he is in the cockpit.

Faith is a 19.7 metre (64.6 foot), wooden motor-sailer, built in 1935 in Scotland. She served in WW2, hosted Sir Winston Churchill, has sailed all over the world and now calls Lake Te Anau and Fiordland National Park her home. There’s no other boat like her in New Zealand and no better way to experience the tranquility of this famous World Heritage Area.

16 guests (maximum) relax on board, or up to 22 for private charters. You are treated to personalised commentary – no pre-recorded loudspeakers here! – with heartfelt hospitality, complimentary canapés and chilled refreshments.

Over two hundred 5-star TripAdvisor reviews make us blush with words like magical, superb, and amazing. Time and again our guests refer their friends and family to come sailing with us. Locals book Faith for celebrations and wedding photographs. Guests marvel at the embracing silence of South Fiord and the unspoilt beauty of the Hidden Lakes.

Why don’t you join us?


Are you ready for what Louiewhisper (UK) described as “One of the best experiences we had in the South Island”?

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