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From the Farm to the Sea

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

One of the only Sanlorenzo 106 motor yachts available for charter in Florida and the Bahamas, FREDDY is a firm favourite amongst those looking for the perfect yachting getaway. Available for charter through superyacht brokerage Ocean Independence, the yacht’s outstanding crew operate under the watchful eye of highly accomplished Captain Kelly Gordon.

Cruising back from Nassau after a busy ten-day charter, Kelly took some time to reflect on her journey into the maritime world and aspects of life as a female captain.

New Career Path

Growing up in a small farm town in Indiana, a fair distance from the sea, Kelly didn’t know that yachting would become such a big part of her life. Yet a thirst for adventure has been a driving force in her career, with a mix of motivation, ambition, and a little bit of luck all contributing to her exciting ride so far. Kelly’s story is most definitely an inspiration to all budding yachties out there.

“I had no idea that this was a career for me!” Kelly remarks, “If you had asked me 15 years ago if I wanted to be a yacht captain, to be honest I would’ve asked what a yacht was. I grew up in the middle of the country, the furthest from anything yachting. I have always been a bit of a water baby though, so it doesn’t surprise me completely that I am where I am today.”


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