The ‘Superyacht Explorer’ book is destined for superyacht owners as well as charterers, with a thirst for adventure. It is published as a guide to getting off the beaten track in the Pacific and Indian Ocean yacht charter destinations.
For owners and charterers who delight in being the first superyacht visitors to remote villages, who enjoy waking up in the lee of an island where rush hour is a foreign concept, or who want to further their appreciation and understanding of this part of the world, the Superyacht Explorer will become their much-thumbed visual taster of all that’s unmissable in these oceans.
This is pure, unadulterated, dream fodder. Glossy shots of warm-eyed locals and crystalline blue seas sit alongside practical tips to getting the most out of the yacht’s time in these waters. Masterminded by Jeanette Tobin, of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand and Christelle Holler, of Tahiti Private Expeditions, the guide brings together inside knowledge from agents who have made these islands stretching over a large expanse of the world’s oceans, their passion.
This journey of discovery takes yachts on an adventure through the Pacific Ocean, fuelled along the way with the engaging, remote cultures of the peoples who’ve thrived in the stunning pockets of land dotted through this body of water. Starting in the South Pacific with Tahiti, the showcase takes us on an adventure through French Polynesia’s pristine atolls, jewel waters and lush, mountainous islands, giving a taste of the spectacular diving available in this ocean conservation-conscious nation.
From there it’s on to New Zealand to discover Aotearoa, or the land of the long white cloud. Here we’re given a visual feast of New Zealand’s many culinary and cultural delights, with the Superyacht Explorer leading us through New Zealand’s varied landscapes, before heading to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Tonga’s 180 islands make for cruising heaven. Though many are uninhabited, the waters in this part of the world can get a little crowded; Humpback whales flock to the shelter of Tonga’s warm, reef-protected waters to calve. Then it’s on to Fiji’s quiet shores. Boasting 322 islands, this Pacific nation abounds in unpopulated anchorages and very remote cruising to keep even the most adventurous soul, satisfied.
From Fiji, the Explorer crosses to Vanuatu; twice named the world’s happiest country and filled to the brim with active volcanoes, lush rainforests and, of course, the welcoming locals who will delight in showing you their nation. Australia fascinates explorers next. The Great Southern Land lives up to its name with a wealth of experiences and sights, comprehensive superyacht facilities and an explosion of culture, cuisine and cruising experiences unlike any other nation.
From Australia, we head to the Solomon Islands for 992 islands teeming with tales of pirates, cannibalism and romance, and filled with friendly islanders, rainforest-clad mountain ranges and reefs-a-plenty. And then to Asia; easily a contender for the most varied cruising ground in the world, and a global superyacht hub growing exponentially year-on-year.
The journey of exploration takes us up through Indonesia, Borneo, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, the Andaman Islands, the Maldives and Sri Lanka on a journey which overflows with tropical waters and diverse, rich culture as it winds through the Indian Ocean.
The Superyacht Explorer is a visual feast, showcasing these waters for the adventurous in the superyacht community. For the wanderers, for the explorers; this gorgeously-presented example of how a yacht can get the most out of one of the world’s most intriguing regions will resonate with any owner or charterer with a thirst for forging their own path.