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Best YouTube Accounts To Follow If You Like Yachting

Marina Nazario | December 18, 2020

Subscribe To These YouTube Channels To Learn About The Yachting Industry.

It’s easy to get sucked into a rabbit hole of watching video after video on YouTube. One second you’re watching a walkthrough tour of a 51-foot center console, the next you’re singing along to the Baby Shark Dance and wondering why it’s so good and how you got there. But hey, that’s YouTube for you. Whether you’re looking up cat videos, watching toy reviews by a nine-year-old, or searching for your next yacht, we gathered the 10 best YouTube accounts in yachting. Pull up a chair and embrace the rabbit hole.

1. The Yacht Guy Official

The Yacht Guy gives viewers a chance to look inside some of the most exclusive yachts in the world. His upbeat personality makes it easy to follow along as he shares the best of the yachting lifestyle including recommended charters, boat shows, and travel. One of the most popular videos (5M+ views!) on The Yacht Guy’s channel is a tour of the 238-foot James Bond-inspired superyacht Quantum of Solace that would make anyone’s jaw drop.

2. NautiStyles

NautiStyles is not your average YouTube account in yachting. The channel is hosted by Victoria Chalaya, a USCG licensed captain and a yacht owner who lives full time on her boat. She and her husband share their liveaboard experience (one of their most popular videos is a tour of their yacht home), plus tours on sailboats, catamarans, superyachts, motor yachts, and more. NautiStyles is a fun channel to keep up with if you want a sneak peak into unique yachts, superyacht refits, or travel content.

3. Motor Boat & Yachting

Motor Boat & Yachting is a magazine based in Europe that also provides useful boating content on its YouTube channel. Here you’ll find how-to videos (we learned a lot from How To Ferry Glide Your Boat Like A Pro), boat tests, reports, and highlights from major boat shows. Most of the videos are hosted by Hugo Andreae (Editor at Motor Boat & Yachting), Nick Burnham (aka Aquaholic), Jon Mendez (founder of Mendez Marine), or Jack Haines (boat test guru). Their conversational and informational videos are uploaded Thursday.

4. Yachts For Sale

David Seal is the man behind Yachts For Sale, a YouTube account that features video presentations of yachts that are available for sale or for charter. His vlog highlights interesting yacht builders, boat shows, and events in the yachting world to over 151,000 subscribers. His knowledge of brands, models, and trends is an excellent source to stay up to date on the industry.

5. Sailing Yacht Florence

The adventures of Sailing Yacht Florence follows a British couple who set off in 2016 to sail around the world on a 37-foot monohull. Thousands of miles and multiple oceans later, the adventure is still ongoing as they share their life at sea. This YouTube channel documents how the couple crosses oceans, encounters new cultures, finds beautiful destinations, and experiences the highs and lows of the liveaboard lifestyle.

6. Super Yacht Captain

Captain Tristan Mortlock documents his life and duties onboard the award-winning superyacht AWOL. He worked his way to become a superyacht captain and shares his adventures with over 123,000 subscribers. His vlog highlights all aspects of running a superyacht, including visits to shipyards, working with a crew, traveling to foreign destinations, navigating charters, and the everyday life of being a captain. He does a great job of sharing different aspects of being a captain that you might not expect.

7. Aquaholic

Based out of the United Kingdom, Aquaholic (Nick Burnham) shares the joys of life at sea. This YouTube account showcases the yachting lifestyle, including superyacht tours, boat tours, yacht charter, and vintage boats. He points out unique features on each boat that the viewer might not notice on their own. His series “How To” is a fun and friendly way to learn about the marine industry, with videos such as “How To Fuel A Boat”, “How To Handle A Boat In Strong Winds”, and “How To Go Boating.”

8. Sailing Zatara

After saving a bit of cash, a family of 6 sold their suburban home in Texas, bought a sailboat, and embarked on a journey to sail around the world. Despite having no prior sailing experience, Sailing Zatara has traveled over 30,000 nautical miles since 2016. The first year in a monohull (Beneteau 55’), the others in a catamaran (Privilege 585). Sailing Zatara shares an honest account of their family adventures at sea to over 347,000 subscribers. By this point, the kids have grown into teenagers (with their own series Teen Yacht Tuesdays) and the family is still on their sailing journey. It’s a fun account to watch and an easy channel to get invested in.

9. Jared Watney

Jared Watney is a superyacht crew member who travels the world and shows his viewers as much as possible on all things yachting. He shares a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to be a yacht crew, including a day in the life, salary, accommodations, tours, and travel content. With over 150,000 subscribers, he’s a fun source to learn about a different side of the industry.

10. Denison Yachting

Oh, hey. It’s us. Our YouTube account showcases a range of videos to help you find your next yacht or boat. We share yacht tours and tests, new/used boats for sale, and yachts for charter with over 100K subscribers. Our walkthrough videos are an excellent way to tour a yacht without leaving your couch. And if you see something you like, contact us. We’ll help you through the boat buying process.

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