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Matt Rutherford’s New 70 Foot Research Vessel

A tour of a Bruce Roberts Voyager 650, Matt’s new research vessel. Watch this page for more videos documenting Matt’s refit. If you enjoy the videos, please like his YouTube channel and go to to make a donation!

Matt Rutherford Sailing Podcast

Matt’s Single-Handed Sailing Podcast


Greenland Expedition: Summer 2016

This time Matt Rutherford has a bit more video capability than a single lipstick cam. With a dedicated cinematographer aboard shooting 4K and capturing pro sound, and drones for aerial photography this series will be an exciting visual and audio experience above the Arctic Circle. Great job Matt – looking forward to more.

Matt’s Podcasts from the 2016 ORP Greenland Expedition


Greenland Expedition: Summer 2015

ORP West Greenland Expedition RouteMatt Rutherford has departed on his third major research expedition since completing his historic and record-setting solo, nonstop Around-the-Americas circumnavigation in 2013. This summer’s voyage takes Matt and his scientist-partner Nichole Trenholm back to the Arctic and the far northwest coast of Greenland. There they will collect and analyze water samples in fjords along the coast where scientists have never collected data before.

Read the article, Cool runnings: Annapolis explorer sets sail for Greenland.


Trans Pacific Expedition: Summer 2014

pacific_routeOn June 27th, 2014, Nicole and Matt completed a nonstop transoceanic research voyage from Oakland, CA to Yokohama, Japan to collect plastic debris samples in the Pacific gyre. The map below shows their route. Read the voyage blog at:


Atlantic Gyre Expedition: Summer 2013

ORP Atlantic Gyre Expedition MapIn 2013, Matt and Nicole Trenholm conducted a plastic debris survey in the Atlantic gyre under the auspices of their newly formed foundation, Ocean Research Project. Read the voyage blog at:


Around the Americas Blog: 2011 – 2012

Matt wrote extensively while circumnavigating the Americas during 2011-2012. Read the full blog at:
Solo the Americas - Matt Rutherford