A Story of Humans & the Seas

Pacific High was founded in 2018 by Charlotte, Peter and Yann with one purpose in mind: to share their passion for sea travel. And yet, through experience, creativity and commitment, Pacific High has become so much more than that. It is a story of bringing people and nature ever closer together.

When you embark with us, you are not just going on another cruise. You are taking a step into the world of authenticity.

Yann Martinie

CO-FOUNDER

Yann is a French-licensed marine carpenter and sailor. Having sailed over 100,000 nautical miles throughout the Indonesian Archipelago (the equivalent of 4 world tours), the local seas and islands have become his home.

Yann specializes in Phinisi boat construction – a model officially recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Since 2009, Yann has designed and built 4 Phinisi ketches in Bira. He and his team of shipwrights and boat builders work closely together in a spirit of mutual trust and respect, enabling Pacific High to have full control over every stage of the construction process: the concept, design, construction, launch and the official naming of the boats.

yann@ph-yachts.com

Charlotte and Peter Galsgaard

CO-FOUNDERS

A perfect example of a successful couple who have been passionate sailors since they were children. Charlotte became an expert mariner from sailing throughout her childhood with her parents and participating in many regattas. Peter was involved in the Danish merchant navy and, amongst other things, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean 4 times aboard the Dannmark, a legendary full- rigged ship built in the 1930s.

The team met during a holiday cruise in Raja Ampat aboard one of Yann’s Phinisi yachts. A shared passion, the same values and understanding of the Indonesian culture: the match was there. The Pacific High adventure was born.

Peter@ph-yachts.com | Charlotte@ph-yachts.com

Cedric Lesenechal

FLEET DIRECTOR

Cedric has been a diving instructor for 15 years all around the globe, and the cruise director of various ships for 10 years in Indonesia.

Thanks to his considerable expertise in cruise management and intimate knowledge of even the most remote Indonesian islands and reefs, Pacific High can offer you a cruise that goes beyond your expectations. A lover of the seas and diving, Cedric constantly improves the itineraries with carefully selected destinations and activities.

His mission is to ensure a service of outstanding quality on all our yachts, through from booking to the last, heart-breaking day of your cruise.

Cedric@ph-yachts.com

Johanna Merer

CRUISE DIRECTOR

Johanna has two passions: the ocean and the culture of the people living on its shores.

She is an outstanding diving instructor and cruise director. A cheerful person, bursting with energy, she has a unique way of transmitting her knowledge of the local populations and seas. With you on the cruise from sunrise to sunset, she will fill your day with exciting activities and interesting stories.

Her mission is to safely lead the cruise, at the same time maintaining the best standards of hospitality, thus offering a unique experience to her guests both on board, and whilst diving.

Johanna@ph-yachts.com

Responsible cruises

Pacific High has put sustainability and responsibility at the top of its priorities.

Protecting this rich bio-diverse environment is one of our missions.

 

When you go on a cruise with Pacific High you can be sure that the local people are receiving fair compensation for their work. We also work to preserve the oceans and biodiversity by contributing to the Indonesian Marine Parks and using sustainable and eco-friendly sourced products on board.

Being based in Indonesia, 90% of Pacific High employees are locals. We provide them with good training and revenues whereby they can support their families and contribute to local economic growth.
We have also built up an equitable working relationship with local drivers, rangers and farmers, so that our guests can really get to know the Indonesian people and properly learn about their culture and traditions.

Protecting this rich bio-diverse environment is one of our missions and we do this in many ways – we provide eco-friendly toiletries on board, we work hand- in-hand with rangers from Marine Parks to report any illegal fishing activity and we share our passion for the sea with all our guests and local partners to raise awareness about the conservation of natural habitats.

We also contributed to the reforestation of one hectare in the Kalimantan rain forest (around 1500 trees) in 2019 thanks to our guests and we will continue our efforts by donating a percentage of each boat’s revenue on a yearly basis.

Reforestation

We are not just sourcing all our wood from sustainably sourced plantations with the100% sustainable INDONESIAN LEGAL WOOD label.

We also enthusiastically participate in a reforestation program by supporting the association FNPF (Friends of the National Parks Foundation – www.fnpf.org) thanks to our guests on board our boats.

Any partner working with Pacific High will also participate in this foundation program (restoring forests, protecting endangered wildlife, helping local communities).

Our first donation was made in September 2019 and we plan to continue our efforts by contributing to the association program on a yearly basis for all the boats that Pacific High builds.

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