For over a decade now, marine biologist and Jeanneau owner, Andreas B. Heide has sailed his Sun Fast 37, Barba, from his home in Stavanger, Norway to the ice packs of the high arctic to swim with, study, and document the health and well-being of the world’s largest marine mammals, whales.
Growing up on the western coast of Norway, Andreas’ passion and love for the sea was with him from the start. And because Jeanneau shares this same passion and because his work with the Orcas and protecting the marine environment is in complete alignment with our own values of marine conservation, it was an easy decision to make when we were asked to help sponsor this year’s expedition, Arctic Sense 2021, a four-month expedition to the archipelago islands of Svalbard located just 600 nautical miles south of the North Pole.
Since 1957, Jeanneau has been dedicated to building quality sailboats and powerboats for those of us who share a passion for being on the water. Today, Jeanneau is a global leader in yacht production for both power and sailboats. Wherever there is water, you will find our owners’ enjoying their Jeanneaus.
Photo credits: 2311-By Andreas B. Heide-Barba.no; 2347-By Matthew Ferraro – Barba.no; 20110424-Shetland-548; P116068420200205-By Andreas B. Heide; HUG_1793-By Daniel Hug-Barba.no; G0078690-By Jon Grantangen – Barba.no; Humpback Norway – By David Gonzalez.
Video credits: buendiaphotography /barba.no