Jenny Matthews is the first officer on a superyacht based out of Barcelona. She is also the founder of She of the Sea, a platform which helps women in superyachting to connect with each other. “I’m pretty lucky in that I’ve already covered a lot of ground through yachting – I’ve travelled everywhere from Scandinavia and Australia to Asia and South America – but for me, the most memorable experiences come from the connections you make with the rest of the crew. That is what I take away from yachting even more than the destinations. I’ve found that the majority of the boats I’ve worked on, including the one I’m on now, are very family-focused. The time that the owners or charter guests are spending on their boats is very precious to them because they are so busy. For me, it’s a real pleasure; it makes what we’re doing have a bit more meaning. So again, I seem to care less and less about where I am and more and more about who I am with. Read more about Jenny's yachting story and She of the Sea - link in bio. #humansofyachting
Rascal is a superyacht with soul, built for guests with a thirst for off-the-beaten-track adventure and designed to sail around the remote cruising grounds of Raja Ampat and Komodo. Find out why intellectually-curious charter guests are prompting pioneering voyages across Raja Ampat and beyond - link in bio.
The Nasser family might be scattered across the globe – but there is one thing that brings them all together: their superyacht Bina. Read about their family reunions on the water - link in bio.
Cruising Alaska. Photo: @delta.marine / @cavanphotos
Italian shipyard VSY has announced WATERECHO, a yacht designed to run on hydrogen fuel cells, part of a wider strategy to make superyachting more sustainable. More than just another exercise in drawing attention to a yard’s offering, it is the latest statement in a manifesto for sustainability that VSY has been compiling over the past few years. Her design may look familiar but under the skin she is a new breed of vessel. VSY is collaborating closely with tech company Siemens and classification society Lloyd’s Register to put hydrogen fuel cell technology at WATERECHO’s core. Fuel cells have been talked about for years, promising clean, green energy from which the only emission is pure water. It is only recently that fuel cells have begun to make their way toward commercial viability, but with other transport sectors beginning to look seriously at the considerable advantages of fuel cells, we could finally be on the brink of a paradigm shift in energy sources. Full story - link in bio.
French designer Agnès B might be best known for her eponymous fashion brand, but she has far more going on besides. She is also the co-founder of Tara Expeditions, a foundation which organises scientific research voyages on board Tara, a 36 metre sailing yacht. Since launching 15 years ago, her foundation has pulled off 11 successful expeditions across the globe – gathering data everywhere from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. Today, Agnès, now in her seventies, supports the project from the sidelines. It remains a family affair, though. Along with her son Etienne, her partner in the foundation, there is also Romain Troublé, her nephew who, rather helpfully, is a molecular biologist. “My aunt grew up with a father who was really passionate about the ocean,” he explains. “He communicated this to the whole family – that’s why I’m also passionate today”. Romain Troublé explains how passion is the key driver behind their non‑profit foundation - link in bio.