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Sea meets towering dunes in Socotra

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BOAT International

Mission Impossible: Yachting in the World’s Most Dangerous Destinations. Included is Socotra, a yachting destination Pelorus is excited about.

Feb 2021

We’re delighted to read co-founder Geordie’s perspective on yachting in Socotra by Sam Fortescue in Boat International’s feature, ‘Yachting in the World’s Most Dangerous Destinations’ as he picks out dangerous travel zones that have evolved into tantalizing destinations for the adventurous superyacht expedition.

Although part of Yemen, “Socotra has not seen conflict on its shores [and] the level of marine traffic passing makes it a perfect potential yachting destination, one that we are really excited about. The area is much more stable now. We work with partners such as Veritas to ensure we have the correct level of information and security at all times.” Geordie Mackay-Lewis

Socotra is an island off the notorious Horn of Africa that “offers the tenacious traveler astonishing flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth” which is safe and well worth the journey.

a natural fresh water pool formed in the rock Pelorus founder Geordie holding an exotic fish
Intricate branch formation An up close photo of a local from Socotra


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