All yachts cruise. Few, however, cruise the way Gene Machine does. Gene Machine, an Amels 180, hasn’t sat still much over the past five years of being on the water. Clearly, her owner and her crew enjoy the adventure and excitement of travel. Furthermore, they especially enjoy exploring new places. They’ve gone east, west, south, and, last year, north. To put it more accurately, Gene Machine went way north, into the high Arctic. Thanks to this just-released video, we can all enjoy their experience in Svalbard, Norway vicariously.
Over the course of two and a half months, Gene Machine traveled to a whole host of cities throughout Europe and the UK before ending up in Norway. She departed France and ventured to places like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and London. Considering so many superyachts simply stay in the Med all summer, sometimes hardly departing the South of France, it makes this yacht’s adventures all the more amazing. Gene Machine visited a whopping 10 countries in those two and a half months.
Additionally amazing, the owner and his family spend about five to six months onboard each year. Gene Machine does not charter, either. So, as much as the family surely enjoys all of these travels, their trip to Svalbard surely holds a special place in their hearts.
It’s not hard to see why in this video. Svalbard, an archipelago, is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. Situated between the main territory of Norway and the North Pole, it’s ruggedly beautiful, with polar bears and other wildlife adding to the allure. From glacier hiking to enjoying a waterside campfire, adventures aplenty were in store for the Gene Machine team.