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Top Social Media Influencers In The Yachting Industry 2022

Marina Nazario | January 10, 2022



Where To Find The Best Boating Content Online.

Don’t you love when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and stop to gape at a sharp 102’ Alpha Custom Yacht cutting through the ocean? Us too. Other than providing a distraction that you didn’t ask for, social media is an excellent tool to market businesses and individual services. It’s easy to get caught in a dark hole of scrolling through your feed, but that can also lead to finding gems you never knew existed or inspiration for your next big purchase or holiday destination.

Whether you’re watching a walkthrough of a 185′ Oceanfast or searching for your next charter destination, here are our picks for the top social media influencers in the yachting industry for 2022. Procrastination? Welcome.


1. The Yacht Guy

The Yacht Guy (aka Alex Jimenez) is your daily dose of yachts and the yachting lifestyle. On his Instagram and Youtube channel, he shares a look inside some of the most exclusive yachts in the world. His upbeat personality makes the videos easy to follow along as he shares the best of the yachting lifestyle including recommended charters, boat shows, and travel.

Instagram: @theyachtguy
Youtube: TheYachtGuy Official


2. The Qualified Captain

The Qualified Captain will make you laugh out loud. The entertaining account posts the funny incompetency of the common boater, such as disastrous parking mishaps or hilarious boating fails. His Instagram provides engaging content that highlights what not to do when boating. The Qualified Captain built a strong brand with a following of over 800K.

Instagram: @​​thequalifiedcaptain
Website: The Qualified Captain


3. Sailing LaVagabonde ​​ 

With over 1.6 million subscribers on Youtube, Sailing LaVagabonde deserves a spot as a top yachting influencer. The Australian couple behind the camera has been sailing around the world on their 48-foot catamaran since 2014.

The couple highlights adventures of living on a boat and exploring remote destinations with two kids in tow. They even sailed Greta Thunberg 3,200 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The couple is committed to sharing ocean awareness and alternate options of living.

Instagram: @elayna.carausu
Youtube: Sailng LaVagabonde


4. BlacktipH

With an Instagram bio that reads “I love to catch big fish!” there’s no doubt you’re going to get epic content with BlacktipH. Whether you’re an avid sport fisherman or simply enjoy seeing the strongest men verse the strongest fish on your feed, the Blacktph account shares some of the most exciting fishing videos on the web. Host, Josh Jorgensen, is an extreme angler who pushes the limit of big game fishing with over 3.8 million subscribers on Youtube and 617K followers on Instagram.

Instagram: @blacktiph
Youtube: BlacktipH


5. NautiStyles

NautiStyles is not your average yachting influencer. 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 peek into unique yachts, superyacht refits, or travel content.

Instagram: @nautistyles
Youtube: NautiStyles


Bonus: Denison Yachting

Oh, hey. It’s us. Over the past year, we grew our Youtube account to over 264K subscribers. Our channel is a platform for buyers and sellers to explore thousands of yacht listings from anywhere in the world.

Denison’s growing Instagram page with over 43,000 followers showcases new and brokerage boats for sale around the world, plus engaging stories about what’s going on at Denison and within the industry. Like what you see on our Youtube or Instagram accounts? Contact us. We’ll help you through the boat buying process.

Instagram: @denisonyachting
Youtube: DenisonYachting
Twitter: @denisonyachting


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