Join us for the 2021 BOAT Live: Explorer Yachts Summit

3 June 2021

Hosted by British sailor and Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson OBE.

The BOAT Live: Explorer Yachts Summit, in association with Damen Yachting and held in collaboration with, is the only international summit dedicated solely to the expanding explorer yachting sector and is taking place on 11th November at the Yacht Club de Monaco.

Attendees can expect a packed programme covering all areas within the explorer yacht sector. Topics will include;

The Explorer Market: BOAT International reveals the real story of the explorer yacht market. Find out how big explorer yachting is, what parts of the sector are growing fastest, and who’s buying explorer yachts.

The New Superyachting Frontiers: Why is the superyacht community so obsessed with ice and high latitude destinations? Where should people be looking instead? Experts reveal the adventure destinations of the future.

A Case Study on Expedition Security: Pete Murphy, CEO, Priavo Maritime Security and Lisa Hynes from NEKTON talk through a high-risk recent operation in the Seychelles and how it could be applied to the superyacht sector.

Shipyard Insight: Find out what owners are demanding of shipyards, what tools, toys and capabilities are now required in explorer yachts, and how client demographics are changing.

Kitted out for Expedition: Serious escapades require serious equipment. Our panel of experts will talk through how to set up a yacht for exploration, what should be carried and what to expect.

The Story of Five Deeps: Ocean explorer Victor Vescovo and founding partner of EYOS Expeditions’ Rob McCallum talk through their mission to visit the deepest point of the world’s five oceans.

Crowd Sourced Bathymetry: With more yachts going off the beaten track than ever before, we discover why the charting they’re relying on might be wildly out of date – and how they can help fix it.

The Art of Exploration: Meet the owner building the world’s largest catamaran, which he’ll use to explore the globe and bring art and culture to distant communities.

This year's Explorer Yachts Summit is taking place as part of the BOAT International Festival of Yachting. The Life Under Sail conference will form day one of the programme and will be followed by the Explorer Yachts Summit.

Ticket prices:

Single ticket: €350 + VAT 

Festival of Yachting ticket: €600 + VAT 

Thank you to our headline partner Damen Yachting BV and our premium partners Cantiere delle Marche, EYOS Expeditions and Triton Submarines


The first edition of the Explorer Yachts Summit was held in 2019 by; a newly-founded digital hub with the goal of uniting and serving those in the global superyacht community who have a shared passion for adventure travel. Following the success of the 2019 event, BOAT International (2019 media partner and guest speaker) and have joined forces to develop and present the 2021 edition – promising to bring together leading experts from across the world and address the hottest topics in the exciting, multifaceted world of exploration yachting.

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