NEVEREST is the inspiring story of a father and son who pitted their wits, strengths and relationship against the mighty Atlantic Ocean.
Facing the perils of hurricanes, technical failures and the sheer exhaustion from rowing non-stop for months, Maxim and Stefan Ivanov went on to become the first Bulgarians to row across an ocean; in a boat they had built themselves in their garage.
They overcame all challenges with love, humour and indefatigable strength and Max, still a school boy, broke two World Records.
In the midst of a global pandemic people all over the world, restricted to their homes, followed their voyage with baited breath and disbelief as they straddled an ocean, showing what can be achieved regardless of circumstance and in doing so became heroes of their own legend.
Maxim and Stefan are active champions of the Bulgarian Ministry of Health’s Yes! To life! campaign, which strives to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation for life-saving transplants.
Stefan and Maxim Ivanov are father and son, who like to travel, challenge themselves and live outside the box. With no rowing, boat building or seafaring experience, they constructed the ocean rowing boat NEVEREST in their garage in Sofia with which they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the summer of 2020.