Inspiring Long Distance Yachting Stories

When quoting yacht insurance before clients embark on voyages, it’s always compelling to hear their plans for long-distance yachting. Have you been thinking about a once-in-a-lifetime trip?

Here’s a little inspiration we’ve found online for long-distance yachting adventures:

sailboat with orange sunset

A dream couple’s getaway

Husband and wife Peter and Antonia shared their experiences of sailing from San Francisco to New Zealand. They were both already experienced sailors with years spent out on the ocean. Antonia, who shared she had taken a crew position as a cook in the Caribbean, grew up sailing with family in San Francisco Bay.

They made their way from the US to New Zealand without mishaps. In hindsight, Antonia said she felt they were overprepared with food stores. The most important thing for their adventure was knowing they were a good team and they had a good vessel. Supportive family members bought them a life raft and an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) to have on board.

Unforgettable youth experience

A group of 10 young people in the United Kingdom got to experience yachting as part of a program by Youth Action Wiltshire and the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

The students, aged 12 to 15, got to try their hands at crew positions on a trip from Plymouth to Swansea aboard the famous 72ft Challenger 4 yacht that has circled the globe twice as part of the Global Challenge Races.

While on the Challenger yacht, the youth got to try steering, food prep, and of course, cleaning. It was a life-changing encounter with practical life skills and learning they could work as a team to accomplish a goal.

Choose Your Adventure

We have quoted yacht insurance for motor yachts heading out to explore the Florida Keys or traverse the ocean. If you were to write your own yachting adventure story, where would it take you? And remember, before you head out on the water, check in with the yacht insurance professionals at Global Marine Insurance for the most comprehensive coverage and superior service.

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