Henry Cookson is a polar explorer who set up Cookson Adventures ten years ago, helping to organise extraordinary adventures to remote destinations. Going to the poles by superyacht is very different from my first polar adventures, but it’s all about perception. When I was doing the expeditions, everyone thought I must be some sort of superhero, but that’s not really the case; it’s just about preparation and planning and getting all the right equipment. With all that in place, the experience itself isn’t too bad. The great thing about a yacht is that there’s this consistency of a comfortable bubble. You know you’ve got the service, the food and all the rest of it to come back to. You can either dip your toe in the water or fully immerse yourself in adventure safe in that knowledge. Full story - link in bio.
I suppose if we were an ordinary family we would be at a zoo, enjoying animal encounters from behind a secure pane of glass. Instead, after a short tender ride from sailboat to shore, I found myself barefoot on a balmy Bahamian island, staring down a pack of giant iguanas. Risa Merl remembers a magical family holiday exploring the Exuma Islands by sailboat - link in bio. #superyachtlife #exumas
Sunset at sea on board Black Pearl. This sailing yacht is packed with innovations, including shaft generators which create free electricity by allowing the propellers to turn when the yacht is under sail. This, combined with the latest battery technology, makes for one groundbreaking yacht. Learn more about the innovations help superyachts get greener - link in bio. Photo: @syblackpearl #superyachtlife #superyachts #superyachtlifestyle #sailinglifestyle
I’ve witnessed a lot of family trips on superyachts and I think they are a great thing, particularly when the kids are in the teens. You have them captive for a week, but you’re also giving them fun things to do, so they’ve got stimulation, whether it’s jet skis, beach picnics, fishing – the list goes on. Everybody wins. The kids win because they’ve got a fantastic vacation and the parents win because they get to spend super quality time with their kids. Ken Bracewell, captain of superyacht Berilda, on finding a job that never feels like work - link in bio.
Boating really adds a lot to our lives. It’s just a great feeling to take off from our house in Bodrum and find ourselves exploring in Milos or climbing up the volcano crater in Santorini in just a few hours. Often, we’ll choose to go somewhere we’ve never been before. We’ve already decided on Kefalonia for next summer. Fatih Aslanoba explains why his yacht is so special to him and his daughter, Lila, on our website - link in bio. #humansofyachting #superyachtlife
Perspective from the air. Photo: @ccasson3 #superyachtlife #yachtcharter #motoryacht #megayacht #superyacht #thesuperyachtlife #superyachtlifestyle #sailinglife #boatinglife