Chilean yacht is highlighted as the best exploration ship

The specialized magazine SuperYacht World chose the vessel Atmosphere as the world’s best exploration yacht. It offers air, sea and land tours of Chile’s Patagonia.


The Chilean ship Atmosphere, property of the Nomads of the Seas tourism company, was chosen as the best vessel in the world for exploring the sea by the specialized magazine SuperYacht World, the most respected publication in the industry of super yachts.

“Atmosphere is more than a yacht: it is the perfect escape for the 21st century adventurer,” the publication highlights about the ship. Built in the southern city of Valdivia in 2006, the craft stands out for its landing pad for two helicopters, which allows the crew to traverse the Patagonian landscapes by air, sea and land.

Despite its scant three years in operation, the yacht has a crew comprised of 36 highly skilled sailors, who were trained by international professionals of the highest level for two years.

After this exhaustive preparation the ship arrived in the fjords of Patagoinia, where its crewmembers engaged in the first heliski (skiing from a helicopter) experience in the area, an event that was attended by the Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit, current world champion in the specialty.

Victor Espinoza, the ship’s captain, highlights that the adventure proved that super yacht exploration includes everything. “We were able to fly the helicopters, sail the ocean and tour Patagonia, with vehicles stationed at strategic points along the coast. We flew and heliskiied in virgin snow,” he highlighted.

The crew of the ship, considered the mother of “the most exclusive tourist expedition in Patagonia” that is preparing to begin its fourth year of existence, appreciated the acknowledgement from SuperYacht World. “We did not expect it,” says Marcelo Rotella, project development and operations manager of Nomads of the Seas. “The thing is that we competed with very experienced ships with significant international recognition. That made us even happier.”

The Atmosphere is 20 meters long and can reach a maximum speed of 15 knots. It also has the capacity to receive 28 guests.