#humansofyachting

Championing the people and personalities behind the superyachting good life, from owners and enthusiasts to explorers and innovators.

Joanna Dunckley

Joanna Dunckley

By Dominique Afacan | 10 May 2024

Sea tutor Joanna Dunckley has been teaching on board superyachts for 15 years and is convinced that the best way to learn is at sea.

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Jess Douglas

Jess Douglas

By Dominique Afacan | 29 April 2024

She started out drawing fishing boats in Lyme Regis and has ended up painting superyachts all over the world. The Yacht Artist shares her extraordinary journey.

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Bianca Dunham

Bianca Dunham

By Dominique Afacan | 16 April 2024

The superyacht nurse explains how her love for the environment led her to working on board eco-yacht Black Pearl and with conservation society Sea Shepherd.

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Matthijs Rhee aka MrSuperyachts

Matthijs Rhee aka MrSuperyachts

By Dominique Afacan | 13 March 2024

Matthijs, one of the superyachting world’s most recognised faces, shares his passion for inspiring others through social media, shedding light on the motivation behind his dedicated career.

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Captain Mattia Djaza

Captain Mattia Djaza

By Dominique Afacan | 6 March 2024

This Italian superyacht captain grew up on boats – so it’s little wonder that he ended up following in his father’s footsteps and embracing a life and career at sea.

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Valentina Zannier

Valentina Zannier

By Dominique Afacan | 13 February 2024

The architect turned superyacht interior designer talks about her journey into the yachting world – her creative process – and the joy she feels when she witnesses a happy owner admiring the finished project.

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Tatjana and Andrija Marasovic

Tatjana and Andrija Marasovic

By Charlotte Thomas | 28 December 2023

When a half-Croatian girl and a Croatian boy met while working on their families’ yachts, the stage was set not only for a great romance but also for a great partnership that ultimately led them to build their own 48.9-metre yacht.

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Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt

By Charlotte Thomas | 27 September 2023

A latecomer to sailing, recipient of the inaugural Honours awards and yacht owner Wendy Schmidt nonetheless showed a natural talent for helming and an affinity with the sea, and as her passion grew, so did her determination to put her philanthropic weight behind ocean science and sustainability.

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Zoran Selakovic

Zoran Selakovic

By Charlotte Thomas | 27 September 2023

From passionate yacht skipper and business strategy consultant to Director at YachtAid Global, Zoran Selakovic has seen the suffering of coastal communities, and the help that the superyacht community is determined to deliver.

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