There is a shift taking place in expedition yachting: people are suddenly waking up to the fact that a yacht is the best possible way to explore the remote corners of the world. And it allows them to do it in luxurious comfort, surrounded by all the creature comforts they are accustomed to. New-build explorer yachts are entering into the market place with more frequency, refurbishments are looking at ways of adapting older yachts to cater for more audacious clients, and traditional yachts are now wanting to go further than their old stomping grounds.
This changing tide signifies an exciting trend in yachting – it’s why Pelorus has a department with a sole focus on yacht expeditions. “We specialise in three elements,” says Pelorus founder Geordie Mackay Lewis. “The experience, the location, and the technical aspects. While other luxury travel operators believe the yacht is the experience, at Pelorus we see it as a platform for the experience.”