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Tuuletar is a 44ft Nauticat pilothouse cutter-ketch built by Sitala yacht in Finland 1984. Mark Pitman is the fourth owner having purchased the boat from the previous owners in February 2013 in Scarborough, Brisbane.

Starting in late 2013 Mark & Cat sailed her from the Whitsundays to Hobart; across the Tasman to Bluff in March 2014; up the west coast of NZ through Fiordland and then to Fiji and back to NZ for the 2014/15 cyclone season.

Previously Tuuletar resided in the USA until it was sailed across the Pacific over the course of three years from 2009 to 2012.


Mark Pitman


Raphaela Pitman

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Anchored in Phaeton Bay


14 Aug 2023 by: Mark

Fakarava South Pass


29 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Anchored Fakarava


28 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Clearing in at Hiva Oa

hiva oa

28 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Arrival Fatu Hiva

arrival after 27 day 16 hours passage

18 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Pacific crossing Day 22

day 22

12 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Pacific crossing Day 21

day 21

11 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Pacific crossing Day 20

Day 20

10 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Pacific crossing Day 19

day 19

09 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Pacific crossing Day 18

Day 18

08 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Pacific crossing Day 17

Day 17

07 Jun 2023 by: Mark

Pacific crossing Day 16

day 16

06 Jun 2023 by: Mark

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If you see Diomedea up the coast do say hello. We are from Australia also and currently cruising the Lofotens. You might also see Freydis, another Aussie flag boat who will be heading south toward yo…

David McKay

Dear Cat and Mark I heard you on the radio this morning (Radio 24/7) and could understand that you have become parents. Congratulations! That is amazing news and so nice to hear. We hope You are doi…

Christina Skytte

Just read your blog on the Kimberlies trip and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the effort of producing it. Lots of information for us as my wife and myself are going there from Perth with our cat…

Robert Whyte

Hi. I enjoyed reading you Darwin to Broome logs. We plan to be doing the same run in April (weather permitting). Would like to ask you a couple of quick questions

Brendan Bradley

Hi Cat and Mark Has she arrived or does she still hide inside Cat? We just want to thank you for your awesome presentation of your journey and live. Just how we would like to live. You might find i…

Per Christiansen

Just want to wish you both a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! With a baby on the way, 2017 will be very memorable for you.

Brian Clark

thinking of you! How are you? How is babygirl? We want pregnancypictures!!! Are you planned to go to Australie after the baby is born, or will you be around? We will love to come to you when the bab…

Jeannette en Hajo de Boer

Dear Catherine and Mark Welcome to Denmark. I've read a number of your logs and it is very interesting for us. My wife Ulla and I have retired a bit early and are now preparing for our life's bigg…

Kjeld Pedersen

Congrats on the baby news! Another grandchild for Grant and Anne to cherish :)

Jan Drury

Hi Cat! You are one amazing women!! I envy your out side the box life :-) :-) :-) I love your blog and I wish you many more adventures. Feel free to invite me on your boat!!

Kasia Piskorz

Welcome in Holland!! Last week we were at Sixhaven, now we are on the IJsselmeer in Enkhuizen. Lovely town for a stop...but there are so many!! This Sunday we will have our "coming back home" party.…

Warren & Maria Elzinga

Thanks for the inspiring message you sent the Nauticat Group. We winter on Local Knowledge, a 30-ft motorsailor in the Bahamas, but dream of cruising further some day on a 38-ft Nauticat. Thanks for …

Frank Davis