Tranquility in the Greek Islands. Photo: @yachtduke
We planned to be away for maybe three years but it turned out to be six. Everyone thought we were crazy, but I don’t regret a thing. I had gained my freedom after so many years in a country where I didn’t have any. Freedom is something that you only value when you lose it. I wanted to do something with it. For me, that meant going out and seeing the world. For those six years, we were constantly in the middle of nature so we had a fantastically free life. Our children were exploring all the time – it was an advantage sailing with them as people could immediately recognise us as a unit – as a family. We were welcomed everywhere, but we all particularly fell in love with the islands and the people of the South Pacific. Jimmy Cornell, the Romanian-born yachtsman, author and founder of the World Cruising Club recalls six special years spent at sea with his wife and two children - link in bio. #humansofyachting
With their precise detailing and intricate fittings, Robert Eddy’s bespoke yacht models are true works of art. The fact that Robert grew up in Camden, a pretty seaport town nudged against a boat-speckled harbour along Maine’s coast, probably had a lot to do with his resulting career as a yacht model producer. His success though, as one of the most recognised craftsmen in the industry, is all down to over 40 years of carefully honed skills as a sculptor, draftsman and trained jeweller that have won him a legion of sailing and naval history fans. In fact, Eddy’s models are so precise, even the decks have been hand-laid plank-by-plank and stained to match the tone of a freshly laid teak deck. In the case of Snowhawk, a Little Harbor 54’ sloop, the specs alone are eye-popping: acrylic deck prisms, white gold cowl vents, and even winch tops finished off with tiny 1 point diamonds. Full story - link in bio.
George Duffield, co-founder of Blue Marine Foundation, recalls his voyage by sailboat to Antarctica in 2010 - link in bio.
There's nothing like an impromptu picnic lunch on the fast ice in Svalbard. Photo: @cooksonadventures
“I’ve always had a love for the ocean. I’m a keen diver and my second passion is design so the yachting industry is a perfect fit for me as it allows me to combine both. Fun is paramount to superyachting and I’m noticing yachting lifestyles continuing to evolve to become more experiential and active. The yachting lifestyle of yesteryear was a lot more about dining and entertaining – there’s still a huge portion of that that goes on of course – but we are seeing a lot more activities and on-board sports than before. John Courtney, managing director of superyacht toy maker FunAir, talks about his love of the ocean and the destinations still on his family bucket list - link in bio.