How Two Organizations Are Using Sailboats and Yachts as Tools for Therapy.
Experiential Yachting takes a very different approach to therapy on the water. Founder Maria Alekseenko, who started a yacht-therapy program in 2016, focuses on individuals or families who want specific therapeutic modalities on either a chartered yacht or an owner’s personal vessel. The Monaco-based firm offers a tailored 3- to 7-day experience with the aim of improving the quality of life for people living with serious diseases. “Being at sea in general is far more meaningful to humans than just cruising from one destination to another,” Alekseenko told Robb Report.