Sailing Into A Quiet Life – Yachting Lifestyle Investigated

25 Dec, 2022 · 3 min read
DIBS 2024

A new philosophy in yachting aims to elevate the purpose and use of superyachts to new levels and, in turn, bring us closer to the elusive dream of a tranquil and fulfilled existence.

The Experiential Yachting Forum proposes a new vision for the marine industry across two distinct sectors – investment in multifunctional branded superyachts and holistic yachting.

These separate stands align and even mingle as we explore the importance of mindfulness.

Life on the ocean is a dream that many aspire to, as it is perceived as the ultimate way to escape the everyday – whales and dolphins as neighbours, an endless stream of sunrises and sunsets, with new horizons always within reach.

Making the Most of Your Yacht

With the fresh sea air filling your lungs and the tranquility of the ocean soothing your mind, yachting is certainly a holistic experience. With each yacht possessing its own capabilities, features and activities, the vessel’s unique aspects create an opportunity to share the experience with others.

However, adventures bring challenges and each day on the water requires preparation, organisation and dedication.

Turning your investment into a steady income, yachts and superyachts are increasingly being used for many experiential activities. From holistic retreats, expeditions and workspaces to weekend breaks and even floating medical centres, bringing the benefits of life onboard a boat need not be exclusive to owners.

Spending time out on the ocean emphasises the importance of mindfulness, it raises awareness and appreciation for nature. Reducing stress whilst improving physical and mental health, life on a yacht bridges the connection between the sea and self. These positive traits are being further explored and investigated by many in the yachting community.

Growth & Progression

With the yacht charter market forecast to reach $10.82 billion by 2027, marine tourism played a large part in the conclusions made by market forecaster Fortune Business Insights. It is little wonder then, that for many yacht owners finding a unique and bespoke offering for their yachts and superyachts, falls to experiential yachting.

From on board VR sports sessions, award winning chefs cooking up global cuisine, meditation sessions and therapy to a vast array of water sports, fishing, diving and hiking excursions, the holistic approach to yachting is an all-round health kick. Capitalising on the industry boom has never been easier.

Industry specialists in the sale, purchase and charter of luxury yachts and superyachts, sum up the methodology behind the philosophy perfectly:

“The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well, said Greek physician Hippocrates. The World Health Organisation has estimated that 65% to 80% of the world’s population use holistic or complementary medicine as their main source of healthcare.”

Driving this new philosophy of yachting is the Experiential Yachting Forum, which is making its debut at Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) for 2023.

Discover a New Type of Yachting Life at DIBS

As the biggest and best boat show in the Middle East, DIBS 2023 will be host to the 2nd Experiential Yachting Forum. Over the course of two days the forum, which was designed to elevate human potential through yachting, will address topics such as holistic yachting, preventative health care and multifunctional superyachts.

Taking place on the 2-3 March, speakers, partners and privileged guests come together to share knowledge, expand networks and collaborate on the future of yachting, the opportunities presented by the lifestyle and how it can beneficially impact people’s lives.

“This forum was created with a mission to elevate human potential through yachting and to change the perception of yachting by identifying a new niche for multifunctional superyachts,” said Maria Alekseenko Magan, the founder of Experiential Yachting.

Bringing together yacht owners and leading players from the industry as well as world-renowned luxury brands, medical centres, government authorities and asset management companies, the forum presents an exciting, unadulterated opportunity to rediscover life onboard a yacht.

Find out more about the work The Experiential Yachting Forum is undertaking and to take part, sign up here.