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Dream Yacht Charter Announces New Partnership To Encourage More Women At Sea

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dream Yacht Charter is proud to partner with Anna Mourou, founder of Sweden’s She Captain sailing network organization, for her three-year circumnavigation. The partnership has launched in Sweden at the Stockholm Boat Show on International Women’s Day.

Anna grew up sailing in Sweden every summer and is passionate about encouraging more of the world’s women to get out on the water and be confident sailors. She founded the She Captain network to provide a means for women to help each other and share knowledge and skills. There are now more than 3,000 members and regular flotillas with up to 60 women on 12 boats, as well as plans to expand worldwide.

Anna bought her Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 from Dream Yacht Charter and plans to leave from Croatia in 2020. She will sail with her husband and two young children between returning in 2023. We’ll be sharing her blogs and photos on as she sails.

Loïc Bonnet, founder and CEO of Dream Yacht Charter said: “We encourage initiatives such as She Captain and they are important in the world of sailing and create more opportunities for women.

“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to remember that sailing isn’t a pursuit reserved for men. Our partnership with Anna aims to follow her circumnavigation adventure and to encourage more women at sea. We look forward to Anna meeting our base teams and offering them the chance to get on board her yacht.”

Anna Mourou, founder of She Captain, said: “We are living in such exciting times for this industry. The topic of how to get women more involved on boats has been a struggle for so many years. She Captain has proven that creating an opportunity for involvement and increasing braveness truly works.

“Now it’s clear the industry is ready and I’m so proud that She Captain has inspired Dream Yacht Charter, a major player in the industry, to take the lead. We are many women already out on the water, but still it’s far from the normal image you would see. It’s time for change so it’s more fun for everyone.”

About Dream Yacht Charter

The company was founded in 2000 by Loïc Bonnet,who has been in the sailing industry for years before taking the helm of his own charter company. He started out with just six boats in the Seychelles and welcomed the first customers in 2001.

By 2010, the company had entered the Caribbean, Asia, the Pacific and the Mediterranean. In the next three years, Dream Yacht Charter launched in the Bahamas, Annapolis, Antigua and expanded in the Grenadines. Since then, Bali, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Montenegro have joined our list of exciting destinations.

We pioneered by the cabin charters with guaranteed departures and we now offer +25 routes across +15 destinations. We strive for constant innovation, bringing new sailing grounds to market, such as New Caledonia and Cuba. We’ve also introduced six ownership programs for potential yacht owners who want flexible options that suit their objectives. We offer the lowest entry price on the market.

Today Dream Yacht Charter has grown to become the world’s largest charter company with +1,000 yachts in +50 destinations worldwide. In 2018, NextStage made a longterm investment in Dream Yacht Charter alongside cruise catamarans manufacturer Fountaine Pajot. This investment provides the company with a secure platform for sustainable growth.

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About She Captain

The She Captain network’s gives women practical sailing experiences in a feel good environment through try out sailing events, mooring exercises and popular members-only flotillas. It was founded in 2017 by Anna Mourou and now has 3,000 members. Members have access to a closed forum where experienced, stories and advice are exchanged. The network also hosts flotillas where members can sail together, pairing experienced with inexperienced and the confident with unconfident to grow skills.

tags: Women in Boating, Beyond the Lakes, Charter, Travel

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