In an industry dominated by men, Kelly Gordon has made a name for herself. The female captain commands a yacht that is more than 32 meters long. In the engine room: two mtu engines.
Few women take command of an entire yacht. Captain Kelly Gordon (40) is one of them. Born in the US, she spends most of her time on the Caribbean - more precisely, on the Bahamas - on Freddy, a Sanlorenzo yacht of over 32 m length. On this vessel, she takes her guests on itineraries through the exotic Bahamas landscape. The scenery however is far from being the only thing about her job that appeals to her. In this interview, she reveals that her favorite place is actually the yacht’s engine room and tells us why she loves it and often envies her chief engineer.
How often are you on the Bahamas? We actually spend most of our time on the Bahamas. Right now, the Exumas are the Bahamas hotspot. That's where you find the swimming pigs. But we also go to other locations such as Harbor Island, which is very popular.