“’I want to go on adventures and photograph wildlife.’ Who could pass up an opportunity for that?”
Thus begins Capt. Sean Meagher’s story of how he came to helm the motoryacht Latitude for some of the most extraordinary cruising a superyacht has ever done. It also begins his nearly seven-minute video posted below. Meagher mostly talks about Latitude’s astounding crossing of the 3,000-mile-long, notorious body of water known as the Northwest Passage—twice. The details are riveting. Equally important, though, are the quick laughs, one-sentence mentions, and snapshots, collectively reflecting the lifetime of memories he has from the trips.
The Northwest Passage connects the Atlantic and Pacific coasts via the Canadian Arctic. Nearly impassable due to ice at times, it’s not to be taken lightly. In fact, only eight yachts in history had ever crossed the Passage when Latitude’s owner, guests, Meagher, and the crew embarked on their journey in 2014. It took her nearly one-third of the year. “It was the most amazing trip I’ve ever done in my career,” Meagher says. “It was also the most intense.”
Seven minutes is like an eon in today’s digital world. Yet, you’ll find yourself so captivated by Meagher’s storytelling that, like his audience, you won’t even know how much time is passing. All you’ll want to do is keep hearing his story.
“Why do we do this?” he asks at the end, philosophically. “Why do we push ourselves to go to higher limits and in this case, higher latitudes?… We’re all explorers.” In other words, it’s all about making memories—unquestionably, unrivaled memories.
We’ll add one more reason: It’s all about sharing stories. Let’s share your story, together.