“Welcome to the Atlantic Ocean!” Jared Watney says, as the bow of Arience rhythmically encounters some big waves. Watney is a crewmember with the 197-foot (60-meter) megayacht, which as you’re reading this is a little more than halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, heading to the Med. If you’ve ever wondered what happens before and during an ocean crossing, consider this school being in session.
First, to be clear, Watney has permission to create and share this video, as well as others. In fact, being a gifted videographer, he’ll be creating videos for Arience’s future guests, too, so that they can share their vacation fun with family back home.
But, back to the Atlantic crossing. Watney peels back the curtain, so to speak, on just what it takes to get a megayacht ready for this type of trip. He shows both the good things, like abundant provisioning, as well as the worst-case-scenario things, like man-overboard drills. It serves as an important reminder that professionals like Watney are indeed professional.
Posted just six days ago, this video of Arience crossing the Atlantic has attracted nearly 100,000 views. Clearly, a lot of people want to learn more about yachting. Even those of us who have been in the industry for decades are learning, too.
We’re now big fans of Watney’s work. Check out his YouTube channel (click the linked text in the video), as well as the official Instagram account for Arience for more of his terrific filmmaking. On a related note, Arience (built by Abeking & Rasmussen as Excellence V) is available for charter. Contact your preferred charter broker for availability.