To commemorate the Seven Seas Cruising Association 70th Anniversary, each month, SSCA is making complementary (public) one of our popular interviews in the SSCA’s Circumnavigators and Easier & Safer Cruising Summits! Watch & share.
In this interview, we speak with two celebrity members Bruce and Joan Kessler, who were one of the first, if not the first, to circumnavigate in a personal cruising motor vessel, Zopilote, on a 3 year voyage ending in 1993. Bruce is a former Formula 1 race car driver, TV and Movie Director, and Deep Sea Fishing boat Captain, and Joan, better known as Joan Freeman is a former film actress appearing alongside actors such as Elvis and Vincent Price. Hear how Bruce’s design for Zopilote revolutionized modern cruising motor boats. Learn what 2 unusual events made them proud to be American. And find out how the Gulf War affected their Red Sea Passage.