Tell your kids that you’re taking them on an educational field trip – and their reaction might not be overly positive. Tell them you’re going to explore the world together on board a superyacht, however, and the response will likely be far more enthusiastic. In reality though – they are one and the same. Or at least they can be. Mark Robba would be the first to agree. When his sailing yacht Dunia Baru was launched, his son Colby was just two years old. Four years on, he’s seen him reap the benefits of superyacht life first-hand. Colby has played with the children of Moken Sea Gypsies on the beach in the Mergui Archipelago, walked with Komodo dragons and snorkelled with manta rays in Raja Ampat. Not a bad bunch of life experiences for a six year-old. Robba believes the experience of yachting has had a profound influence on Colby. “Being on a boat and going to so many places and experiencing so many different cultures has to have a very positive benefit on kids. It will most certainly make them more aware of the environment and how they fit into the world.” Full story - link in bio.
The yachts that come here really do find themselves right on the city’s doorstep, the Tower of London is right across the road and all the city’s attractions are really accessible. I think that adds to the thrill of a stay here. Paul Tetlow, general manager of @stkatsdocks on the appeal of a central London marina - link in bio.
When your mode of transport is a boat, fabulous things happen to your menu. Because there is no better way to taste a destination than by skimming around the edges. Anna Hart recalls the thrill of a foodie odyssey along Italy’s Amalfi coast - link in bio.
If modern life is an intensively scheduled routine, holiday must offer the opposite. But how can you let it go? How can you guarantee that the words ‘C’mon, were going to be late!’ Won’t be uttered once while you’re away? Bobbing in the turquoise sea off the edge of Crete, not far from the former leper colony of Spinalonga, I was pretty sure we’d broken free. Yachts have afforded Sally Peck and her family exclusive access to authenticity and adventure - full story in bio.
When you grow up living in destinations as diverse and exotic as Madagascar and Tahiti, a thirst for adventure as an adult is practically a given. For Dominique Gerardin, co-owner of @lamimayacht, that certainly turned out to be the case – and it’s what finds him today on board a Phinisi-style superyacht sailing around the otherworldly backdrop of Raja Ampat, a sparsely populated archipelago in Indonesia. It’s a far cry from the Mediterranean where Gerardin spent many years as a superyacht captain – but by his own admission, the remote islands of South-East Asia are much better suited to the sort of low-key, barefoot luxury that floats his boat. Full story - link in bio.
You never forget your first iceberg, and mine was a corker. A couple of hours into our voyage from King George Island, I slipped away from welcome drinks by the pool to go alone to the prow of our superyacht – and there it was. What had appeared on the horizon initially as a baby-blue shimmer against an ink-black sea gradually came into full and dazzling view: a three-storey city block with a concave hollow in its centre, as though carved out by an ice-cream scoop, and a promontory atop which rested a colony of nonchalant penguins. I could scarcely believe I’d been gifted such a spectacular welcome to Antarctica. @johnoceallaigh finds himself profoundly impressed as he ventures with @eyosexpeditions to the earth’s southernmost continent by superyacht - full story in bio. Photo: @christopherscholey