Ultra-luxury line Scenic has announced that Dr Kathy Sullivan will be the Godmother of the new Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II.
The American geologist and oceanographer was the first woman to walk in space during her time as a NASA astronaut, when she was a crew member on three Space Shuttle missions.
She was also the first woman to explore Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans, earning her the title of the “world’s most vertical person”.
“We are immensely proud to have Dr Kathy Sullivan as Godmother to Scenic Eclipse II,” said Anna Wolfsteiner, chief sales and marketing officer, Scenic Group.
“She truly is the living embodiment of what our yachts stand for – innovation, pushing the boundaries, making discoveries and revelling in a sense of adventure.
“Throughout her career, Dr Sullivan has grasped life’s opportunities and committed to advancing our knowledge of the world around us. We believe the guests who travel aboard our ultra-luxury Discovery Yachts share that same passion and curiosity to explore and learn.”
“It’s a high honour to be a ship’s Godmother,” said Dr Sullivan upon accepting the role. “I’m especially delighted to be Godmother to a vessel as well-designed for exploration and discovery as Scenic Eclipse II.”
Scenic Eclipse II joins the Discovery Yacht fleet in mid-April 2023 and Sullivan will officially christen the vessel at a ceremony in Malaga, Spain on June 3, 2023.