MV Shibumi


M/V Shibumi in Bell Harbor Marina

Creating Memories in Northwest Cruising

M/V Shibumi continues to help people create their own memories through the charter experience.  Visualize yourself on Shibumi by viewing the Deck Plans and Specifications.  The best way to learn and prepare for your charter is to print and review the Shibumi Owners Notes.  Shibumi treats her guests well and they have returned the favor.  Most charter guests begin their time in Anacortes but we have many one-way trips to or from Desolation Sound, the Broughton’s or Ketchikan. Some groups have chosen to begin their trip in Seattle to enjoy downtown or the Puget Sound.

Shibumi has been a twelve year work in progress and each year we try to undertake at least one large project and many smaller ones. Here are some interior photos and exterior photos.

Here is a list of projects undertaken over the years. Projects

Here are Shibumi project photo albums.

  1. The Custom Dinghy Build.  “Bake’s Edition” Stabicraft 1410.
  2. Wheelhouse windows  from Motion Windows.
  3. It was time for a new look. Check out the Hull Painting Project
  4. An exhausting project.. Shibumi Exhaust redesigned and installed.

For Shibumi charter information contact Anacortes Yacht Charters:

  • 1-800-233-3004
  • (360) 293-4555
  • (360) 293-6683-Fax

Definition of SHIBUMI as excerpted from “Shibumi” by Trevanian:

SHIBUMI has to do with great refinement underlying commonplace appearances. It is a statement so correct that it does not have to be bold, so poignant it does not have to be pretty, so true it does not have to be real. SHIBUMI is understanding, rather than knowledge. Eloquent silence. In demeanor, it is modesty without prudence. In art, where the spirit of SHIBUMI takes the form of SABI, it is elegant simplicity, articulate brevity. In philosophy, where SHIBUMI emerges as WABI, it is spiritual tranquility that is not passive; it is being without the angst of becoming. And in the personality of a man, it is…authority without domination. One does not achieve SHIBUMI, one…discovers it. And only a few men of infinite refinement ever do that. One must pass through knowledge and arrive at simplicity to arrive at SHIBUMI.”

We commonly like to refer to the meaning as “understated elegance or a way of life”. We feel that our vessel chose the name for herself in part because of her sea keeping capabilities and her sea kindliness.

We have been told by some of our guests after spending time on SHIBUMI that they begin to understand the definition further.