Xploration EU


Sailing trips to the world's most off-the-map places

There are the hidden gems on Earth. To reach them, we’ve chosen a special yacht that can sail at any latitude, no matter the weather. [And changed everything on her.]

The Yacht: Perola do Mar [Dudley Dix Hout Bay 50]


Length 50+10 ft, steel hull, 2 masts, 5 sails, 5 cabins (10 berths per boat), equipped for the Arctic

Core principles

Exploring the world and yourself Real adventure is our top value because you get to know yourself better through it
The team is crucial In our experience, the sea adds spice to any challenge. That’s why we interview every member before welcoming her/him on board.
Safety culture All our goals (say, hiking, science, sports, creativity) are important. But safety is first.
Tech Advanced data analysis from yacht instruments, energy efficiency and best remote work practices - it's all about us.

Xploration White paper is here

Season 1: winter 2023 [completed]

On our way to Atlantic Ocean, we gradually xplored the Mediterranean off-season, traveled from Marmaris, Turkey to Barcelona, Spain.

Season 2: spring 2023 [completed]

This time we explored Balearic islands and south coasts of Spain, then passed the Gibraltar strait, traveled through all Portugal, and finished the season in Vigo.

Each stage is graded on a ‘buff’ scale (🌊). The buff indicates the level of difficulty on the way, scaling from 1 buff – 'very easy' to 5 buffs – 'very hard'.

Season 3 (July — October 2023)

What’s included in the price of the stage?

Accommodation, clean linens, fuel for dinghy. [And, above it, great people to travel with.] Food, diesel costs, and marinas are extras (~200-300 EUR per week per person overall).

We are collecting frequently asked questions in the Q&A section

Core Crew

Xploration Team


Dmitry Ryzhov entrepreneur, RYA YM Offshore СЕО, route planning, skippering


Julia Samodurova designer, skipper boat and brand design, marketing


Max Voloshin entrepreneur, skipper business processes



Dudley Dix Hout Bay 50 yacht designer design loads and capacities


Fedor Druzhinin racer, sailing instructor, participant of Mini Transat 2019 rigging and electronics

Xploration Roadmap


Refit in Turkey 🇹🇷🛠️


⛵️⚓Trip: Mediterranean and more 🇬🇷🇮🇹🇪🇸🇬🇮🇵🇹 ↓

⛵️🌋Trip: Atlantic islands 🇵🇹🇪🇸 ↓

⛵️🌴 Expedition: West Africa 🇲🇦🇪🇭🇬🇲🇬🇼


⛵️🌴 Trip: Transatlantic +Caribbean +Azores 🌊

⛵️🧊 North expedition. Norway 🇳🇴 → Iceland 🇮🇸

⛵️🇦🇶 Expedition. Southern Hemisphere: Patagonia 🇨🇱 🧊→ French Polynesia 🌴

⛵️🧑🏼‍🔬 Science Collaborations

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How is it going on the boat right now? Follow the news on the instagram feed

If you have any questions about collaboration or joining the journeys, feel free to contact us:

email: xploration.sailing@gmail.com instagram: @xploration.sailing telegram: @xploration_sailing whatsapp: +37259428707

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