CUAN LAW OWNERS AND DESIGNERS

bvi-sailing-vacation Duncan and Annie Muirhead started out in the live aboard sailing and diving tourism business with the launch of their first boat, the Misty Law in late 1969. They ran this boat themselves for many years doing five Atlantic crossings as they spent the summers in Greece and the winters in the BVI. Keen divers themselves in the early seventies they realized that diving was going to become a main stream sport, so they stopped their European adventures and pioneered the concept of living aboard a diving boat and they settled in the BVI. At that time, there was only one other pioneer in the whole world and that was Paul Humann in the Caymans.

The demand for this type of diving tourism exploded so Annie and Duncan got together with a charterer, Hal McCarney who built boats. In 1978 they created their first effort, the Lammer Law, designed by Duncan and built by Hal. But Annie needed more beds so in 1988 the second aluminum trimaran, the Cuan Law was built. After some changes in demand the Lammer Law was moved to the Galapagos, the Misty Law was sold along another trimaran they owned and had also operated in the BVI.

Annie and Duncan have believed in a simple philosophy. Take good young people and train them to work together in a friendly atmosphere but never forgetting that good service is paramount. That has been a great pleasure in their lives - to see young people develop their characters so well. Also to provide a boat for their guests that mimics a small luxury hotel with lots of activities to try. Treat non diving companions as equally as important as divers. Add really good food and the latest in a long line of amazing chefs certainly provides that!

In 2017 Annie and Duncan retired but their legacy lives on and both are very free with advice to daughter Sasha and manager Kim who has almost grown up with the company having been around for 30 years and counting. Both do a fabulous job.

The heart of any ship is its crew and this is even more important in a Floating Hotel. All our crew are very energetic and fun loving with a great service attitude. They have their individual specialties but all pitch in as a team and cover for each other. We normally carry a crew of seven: Captain, Chef, Engineer, First Diver, Second Diver, and two Stewards or Stewardesses.

CUAN LAW CREW

Because of crew rotation, your crew will be from the following.

Scott

Captain

Captain Scott over many years has done everything and every job on the Cuan Law except Chef. We owe him a huge dept of gratitude as he has been the foundation stone of the crew. He has trained up dozens of our crew over the years. Scott started off as steward on board and then, after getting his Divemaster rating, he led many dives in addition to his work as steward. Scott still loves to dive and will certainly do some dives with you whilst on board. He then moved on to Engineer as he had always had a great interest in, and aptitude for, the ship's machinery and equipment. He has fixed numerous problems, installed much new equipment and machinery and done many upgrades. He still likes to mess around below decks playing with machines! After a few years as Engineer and then First Mate, we promoted him to Captain and added the job later of Captain Trainer. Scott has done many, many charters as Captain, has as much knowledge as Trimarine’s founder Duncan, and really understands "The Cuan Law Way". He has a great sense of humor and is very fun-loving, and he runs a well organized and motivated team. Years ago he married our then Chef, Kellie, whom many of our past guests will remember and future guests might get to meet as she and Scott continue to fill in as relief crew. Scott’s sister, Kim, is our Operations Manager.

Kellie

Chef

Kellie grew up on the move, but never beyond the Florida border until after she graduated university with her degree in Studio Art. From there she went on to live and work with other artists in New York, France, and finally the British Virgin Islands, with interspersed trips to India, Southeast Asia, and Central America. Her love for adventure (and very little convincing from Captain Scott) landed her aboard Cuan Law back in 2009, where she has worked as both stewardess and chef. She’s now part of the Kellie and Scott relief crew and training team, finding joy in sharing tales of her own adventures aboard to both new crew and guest alike, including some fantastic down island trips with Annie & Duncan! When not on Cuan, she most likely has her hands covered in clay while she runs her pottery business, Sugar Sand Pottery, back in her Florida home with Scott.

Kim

Operations Manager

A few years after graduating from college when she decided to take some time to start traveling Kim first joined Trimarine the same year that Cuan Law was completed - 1988! She worked on board Lammer Law initially as stewardess and then worked on Cuan Law as relief chef on and off for several years interspersed with some great trips including 3 years in Japan, before making the BVI her permanent home in 1994. Her BVI adventures include working with small businesses, building a vacation villa and running the guest house style villa Annie & Duncan Muirhead owned, Serendipity House, until its sale in 2014. Her move to the Trimarine office in 2000 started off as a part time thing, but as time has passed and most recently with the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 Kim has taken on more responsibility. It is most likely that you’ll reach her when you email or call us!

Reka

Dive Instructor

Reka Lukacs is a Hungarian girl from Transylvania, Romania who joined the Cuan Law early in 2018. She began her travels as an au pair in England where she learned English and ever since she got comfortable speaking it she just can’t stop traveling! She lived in Mexico where she was mesmerized by the beauty and magic of the underwater world so she became a diver. After that she continued her journey to Thailand where she spent a lot of time guiding the shark watch trips and got passionate about underwater photography. She got to experience a bit of Australia as well before riding the waves on a rigid inflatable boat to the dive sites of Mozambique. She already enjoys the shore hike/walks around the smaller islands of the BVI and exploring the big rocks at The Baths on Virgin Gorda. She is a fun loving, talkative girl who is all smiles and laughs and ready for games at any time :)

CUAN LAW SPECIFICATIONS

We believe that CUAN LAW is the largest sailing Trimaran in the World. She is constructed of all welded aluminum and was designed by her owners and built in Canada.

  • Designer: Duncan Muirhead
  • Owner: Trimarine Boat Co. Ltd.
  • Length on deck: 105 feet
  • Beam: 44 feet
  • Displacement: 75 tons with fuel and water
  • Rig: Equal masted stay sail schooner
  • Working sail area: 5,200 sq. feet
  • Mast height: 103 feet
  • Engines: Two 210 hp Caterpillar diesels to drive two feathering propellers
  • Generators: 4
  • Speed under power: 8-10 knots
  • Speed under sail: 6-14 knots
  • Air fills: Two electric Mako compressors of 18 cfm capacity and full Nitrox capability
  • Guest Accommodations: Ten two person staterooms with private bathroom, all available as either Queen or Twin.

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