Mélina Repond is etcher and (soon) trail running guide. Benjamin Ruffieux is photographer and sailor. Together they explored the world with a small engineless sailboat for years, created a book, art shows, and two kids.

In 2015, they found a bigger boat, transformed it, named it Knut. With Knut and a few sailor friends, they created -and now run- non profit MaréMotrice.