sailing a 135 foot superyacht


Never did I ever think I would be sailing a Superyacht!  A once in a lifetime opportunity.  But thanks to a wild case of serendipity, and our friend Captain Mike, we had what was no doubt one of the best (and most luxurious) days of sailing we’ve ever had!

Captain Mike is a patron of ours that we got to know during our time in New Zealand.  He has been the captain of DESTINATION, a 135-foot aluminum sailing yacht, for almost 20 years.  So, he knows a thing or two about boats and has helped us with more than a few projects.  Including installing our new sails and tramps.

We became good friends and now here we all are in Cannes, France!  It’s been well over a year since our time together in New Zealand.  But the sailing community is a small world (even when the boats aren’t).  We knew we would meet up again but, never did I ever think it would be while he was on the job.

It was an unforgettable experience aboard one of the world’s most beautiful sailing superyachts.  Thank you Mike and Sailing Yacht DESTINATION!

jason wynn sailing with captain mike aboard Destination

Nikki wynn sailing aboard Destination

Nikki wynn sailing aboard Destination


More About Destination

2003 Alloy Yachts – Dubois Sloop – Length 134’6 (41m)

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Comments (11)

  • P. Cooksey

    Thanks for tour on a beautiful vessel….

  • McKenzie John

    I worked on the building of that Yacht. Worked in the Stainless Steel department. All that polished Stainless Steel.

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  • Alan Solomon

    Wow. What a Craft! Really the lap of luxury. A lot of tilt. That would probably make my stomach crawl. Amazing one person can sail her!
    The continuous tilt was very apparent and noticeable to me. The weather was pretty perfect. The open sea was swoosh and beautiful.
    The thing that got me the most and got my attention was all the polished wood grain throughout. Second, I was attracted to all the comforts of home. The engine room was massive and reminded me of engine rooms in past Navy war movies. Lastly, we cannot forget the amazing and silent pneumatic doors.
    All things to be enjoyed and become commonplace when traveling on or owning a boat like this.
    Continued Joy and Happiness,

  • Jerry

    So incredible. You guys are amazing videographers. Thanks for sharing.

  • Margaret Chapman

    Today’s video started out fine, but then two still photos showed up while I was hearing your commentary w/o video. Nikki standing at the helm and standing at the bow. Cool monohull! Whoops, the video returned, disregard my earlier sentence.

  • MarkByron

    Just awesome! Thanks for the show!

  • Mary Van

    Such a beautiful boat! Nice that you had the time to cruise on it.

    I thought one of you might get a little sick with the way the boat was tilting.

  • Jan

    Wow! Thank for that ride along and tour. That’s a ship way beyond me and I’m grateful that you shared your day with me!

  • Rich

    We toured the HH66 at the Annapolis boat show, and that thing was sick. There is a huge difference in boat design between today and even when ours was built in 2005. The thought and care that go into arranging storage and livability are so much greater now. Ours, at times, seems there was zero thought put into those things and it takes years of living with a boat to correct the deficiencies and make improvements, especially when you are not a cabinet maker. This is all separate from the rigs and systems engineering, which are things we could never afford to either purchase or maintain. I think those things are great, and convenient, and way cool, but expensive to own, and largely unnecessary.

    • Deresky Martin

      It takes a long time to understand the detail about which you have written. The “expense” of these vessels is incomprehensible for mere mortals. As someone who has had to fund these costs (for inventory) its fair to say that the annual cost is not less than 10-15% of the market value including basic crew and excluding charter party costs. But to those that own them, largely irrelevant to them as are the costs of private aircraft and multiple homes. Hard to conceive but that’s the nature of equity, everywhere.


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