IMG_20140823_151716_534We are Bob & Kris Ridenour – flotilla leaders, sailors, liveaboards.  Together we operated Ridenour Oil Company in Oregon, sailing weekends and vacations on our C&C 30.  We moved up to a Hunter Legend 37, moved aboard, and took 5 months to sail the Inside Passage of B.C. and SE Alaska.  Bob earned his 100 ton Coast Guard license.  After, while yacht brokers in Seattle, we had the privilege to boat in England, the British Virgins, and Haida Gwaii.

Since 2001 we have lived aboard our Taswell 43 (which we purchased and sailed in Japan) and have operated Ridenour & Ridenour Rigging & Repair.  Deliveries, repair & install projects, and commissionings have given us boating adventures in Mexico, CA, OR & WA coast, Canada, Alaska, Italy, Puget Sound, Texas, and Arkansas.

In 2014 we led a flotilla of Hunter sailboats to Princess Louisa, and in 2015 a group of power boats to Desolation Sound.  Here’s what a couple of participants have to say:

“Bob & Kris Ridenour know the cruising pleasures of the Pacific Northwest intimately, are skillful and resourceful planners, knowledgeable, experienced boat maintenance and repair professionals, and most importantly, convivial cruise companions. Whether you are looking for a resourceful cruising guide, someone to help you stretch your own cruising comfort zone, or just prepare you and your boat for the next passage, Bob and Kris can help you across that line. As someone who has been on multiple cruises and voyages with them, I highly recommend their services.”

Stuart Scadron-Wattles, Hunter 36

“Bob & Kris helped me through the process of buying, outfitting, and training on my boat. I enjoyed trips they organized to the San Juan & Gulf Islands, Princess Louisa, and Desolation Sound, and now feel comfortable with my vessel systems & operation, and voyage decision making.  If you are looking for education or just someone to share with you the most interesting anchorages in the NW, I highly recommend the Ridenours.”

William Stuart, Tolly 65

Currently we are cruising the Baja Peninsula of Mexico on LUNA, our sailboat, and will return to WA in the spring to prepare our Tolly 48 powerboat for the summer flotilla season.