18 YEARS OF ADVENTURE, SAILING AND COLLECTING ART

 

 

FIREBIRD, OUR 84' PALMER JOHNSON KETCH

SV Compadre 55'

 

COMPADRE, OUR 55' CUTTER RIGGED SLOOP

THE SECOND CHAPTER OF OUR VOYAGING

Jim, Vicki and Dylan in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

 

100,000 MILES OF CRUISING IN SOME OF THE REMOTEST ISLANDS OF THE WORLD

 

ABOUT US

HAVAIKI ONLINE STORE

 

THE HAVAIKI ONLINE STORE FEATURES SOME OF THE FINEST ART PIECES FROM OUR GALLERY HERE IN KAUAI, HAWAII.

 

MOST OF OUR FEATURED ART COLLECTION HAS BEEN PERSONALLY COLLECTED DURING OUR 18 YEARS OF VOYAGING THROUGH OCEANIA ON OUR SAILING YACHTS, FIREBIRD AND COMPADRE, VISITING VIRTUALLY THOUSANDS OF ISLANDS, MANY ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY YACHT.

 

WE HAVE BEEN SHIPPING OUR ART PIECES TO BUYERS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR 14 YEARS.

 

IF YOU HAVE SELECTED A PIECE FROM OUR COLLECTIONS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PIECE BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS AS PER YOUR REQUEST.

 

 

HAVAIKI ART GALLERY

 

HAVAIKI ART GALLERY IS A SMALL FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF HANALEI ON THE HAWAIIAN ISLAND OF KAUAI. WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 14 YEARS AND REPRESENT OVER 400 ARTISTS FROM THE ISLAND NATIONS OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN. WE CHOSE HAVAIKI AS OUR NAME BECAUSE IT IS THE LEGENDARY MYSTICAL HOMELAND OF THE POLYNESIAN PEOPLE.

 

ABOUT THE CREW – JIM, VICKI AND DYLAN

 

JIM AND VICKI LIVED IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR MANY YEARS, WHERE THEY WERE IN THE HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND YACHT CHARTER BUSINESS. THEY CRUISED ALL THE ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN FOR OVER 30 YEARS. JIM’S VOYAGING BEGAN IN 1962 WHEN HE SAILED FROM HAWAII TO TAHITI ON A 38’ SLOOP. THEY BOUGHT THEIR 84’ PALMER JOHNSON KETCH, FIREBIRD, IN AUGUST 2000.

 

JIM MET DYLAN IN FLORIDA. THEY DISCUSSE THE VOYAGE PLANS TO SAIL THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND BEYOND ABOARD FIREBIRD, AND DYLAN DECIDED TO JOIN THEM.

 

DYLAN GREW UP IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BEGAN HIS LIFE AS A WATER MAN AT THE AGE OF 8, WHEN HE BECAME A MEMBER OF LIFESAVING SOUTH AFRICA. HE WAS INVOLVED WITH LIFEGUARDING AS WELL AS TEACHING WATER SAFETY AND PARTICIPATING IN WATER EMERGENCY RESCUES. THEIR MEETING EACH OTHER IN 2002 WAS PURE SERENDIPITY, AND IT STARTED AN 18-YEAR PARTNERSHIP.

 

IN 2002, ABOARD OUR 84’ KETCH, FIREBIRD, THE THREE OF US SET OFF ON A VOYAGE FROM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN TO PLACES UNKNOWN, WITH NO PLAN TO RETURN ANY TIME SOON. OUR FIRST LANDFALL WAS THE SAN BLAS ISLANDS OF PANAMA. WE TRANSITED THE PANAMA CANAL AND CRUISED THROUGH COSTA RICA, GALAPAGOS, MARQUESAS, TUAMOTUS, TAHITI, SOCIETY ISLANDS, COOK ISLANDS, NIUE, TONGA, NEW ZEALAND, FIJI, VANUATU, SOLOMON ISLANDS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PAPUA, AND A GOOD PART OF INDONESIA TO BALI. WE THEN RETURNED THROUGH PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

 

WE SOLD FIREBIRD IN AUSTRALIA AND IN 2009 PURCHASED COMPADRE, A 55’ SLOOP, IN CALIFORNIA, AND SET OFF ON ANOTHER VOYAGE TO THE MARQUESAS AND THEN CONTINUED CRUISING THROUGH THE SAME AREA AS FIREBIRD, SPENDING SEVERAL YEARS IN THE 900 ISLAND ARCHIPELAGO OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS.

 

IN THE SMALL VILLAGES UNTOUCHED BY THE WESTERN WORLD WE BEGAN OUR COLLECTING. EVERYTHING WE ACQUIRED IS UNIQUE AN HAND MADE. THE VOYAGE CHANGED OUR LIVES. WE HAVE BECOME PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS GENRE OF ARTWORK, AND HOPE THAT IT WILL INSPIRE OTHERS.

 

THE RESULT IS OUR GALLERY IN HANALEI, HAWAII, THAT IS LIKE NO OTHER IN THE WORLD. OUR CUSTOMERS CONSIDER IT VERY MUCH LIKE A MUSEUM BECAUSE WE TELL THE STORIES OF EACH PIECE AND THE PLACE IT CAME FROM. OUR ONLINE STORE NOW OFFERS EVERYONE A CHANCE TO BROWSE THROUGH OUR ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES OF ART. WELCOME!

 

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