About

Iona & Gordon on Torridon Sea Tours' M/V Seaflower

Torridon Yacht Charter is owned and run by a welcoming family team, Gordon & Iona Drysdale and Iona’s father, Kenny Livingstone.

Iona grew up in Shieldaig village and was a keen dinghy sailor.  She worked as a doctor in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Gordon grew up in Glasgow.  He learned to sail in Perthshire and on the west coast of Scotland, later crewing professionally in the West Indies and sailing classic yachts in Scotland and the Mediterranean.  Gordon read law at Durham University and worked for 11 years as a chartered surveyor in central London.

Kenny grew up on the Applecross peninsula and worked for nine years in fisheries research.  He then pioneered salmon farming on Loch Torridon and the local prawn fishery.  His boats continue to fish for prawns.  With his daughter Gemma, he established Torridon Sea Tours in 2010, commissioning the build of a Safehaven catamaran, which was chartered for filming the television coverage of the sailing in the 2012 Olympics. 

In 2017, Gordon and Iona established Torridon RIB Charter.

" Iona and Gordon were brilliantly professional, helpful, and friendly.  Sula, their lovely 2013 Hanse 385, is in near-perfect condition, and is meticulously maintained.  Their well-designed website tells the whole story.

Loch Shieldaig and Loch Torridon are astoundingly scenic (including sea eagles).  Both lochs are extremely well-sheltered, and provide easy access to the Isle of Skye, the Inner Sound, the Outer Hebrides - indeed the entire west coast.  It's difficult to imagine a more delightful all-round bareboat experience.

To top it off, they also offer a unique and beautiful self-catering cottage (The Net Store).  We can't recommend Torridon Yacht Charter highly enough, and we very much look forward to future charters with them. "

Fiona & Mark, Massachusetts, USA, July 2016

Place your yacht in Charter Management with Torridon Yacht Charter.

For a bespoke skippered RIB charter on Loch Torridon, contact Torridon RIB Charter.

For luxury and seclusion on land while others sail, why not stay in The Net Store?