S/V Mary Christine


Our boat was named In Loving Memory of Peter’s mother, Mary Christine Pieschel

10/11/1954 ~ 05/25/2012

Christine was a strong, funny, sweet person who loved life. She enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, travel, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. Christine was loved by many and will be greatly missed but will live on in our hearts and memories. She is survived by her son, Peter; her parents, Don and Chela; siblings, Lucile, Steven, and Rebeca; her partner, Dave; and many family members who lovingly called her “Kiki.” Christine passed away at the home of her sister Lucile, surrounded by her loving family.

Donations in her name can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or in support of the San Diego Safari Park where Kiki loved to be so much.




1980 Whitby 42′ Ketch – Center Cockpit


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LOA: 42′ 0″

LWL: 32′ 8″

Beam: 13′ 0″

Draft: 5’ 0″

Keel: Full

Bridge Clearance: 49′ 0″

Displacement: 25,500 lbs.

Sail Area: 875 sq. ft.

Designer: Edward S Brewer

Year Introduced: 1973 Year Ended: 1990

Builder: Whitby Boatworks / Fort Meyers Yacht and Shipbuilding


Ford Lehman Diesel – 80 HP

Westerbeke 5kw Generator


Fresh Water Tanks: 150 Gallons

Fuel Tanks: 170 Gallons

Holding Tanks: 40 Gallons


Number of cabins: 2 (sleeps 7 total)

Number of heads: 2

Headroom: 6′ 6 ”


Check out an awesome article from Jordan Yachts about these “solid, classic cruising boats from the 70’s and 80’s.” They give a great history of the Fort Meyers-built Whitby 42’s and a description of the difference between three Brewer designs: 42, 12.8 and 44.

Click here for a full review of the Whitby 42 by BlueWaterBoats.org

Here’s another great review from Cruising World Magazine which placed the W42 at #18 on their 40 greatest production monohulls of all time!


  1. April says:

    The Whitby 42 ketch is an awesome boat. I learned to sail on one of these and although I’ve sailed on several bigger boats, the Whitby 42 still felt bigger inside. I can’t think of any better way to explore the Caribbean. Congratulations! You have excellent taste.

    • April, Thanks! Aren’t they great? We’ve had the chance to see quite a few other Whitby 42’s here in the Exumas and they are all so different, but feel the same too :) The Mary Christine definitely feels more like a home than a boat and we are quite cozy here in paradise. It was a blessing that we stumbled upon her as if it were meant to be. We absolutely LOVE our boat!!

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