Packraft Europe is a family lifestyle business at its core, the day to day operations are run by husband and wife team Seon and Michaela Crockford-Laserer. The family is passionate about the outdoors, adventure and caring for the planet. Packraft Europe is run from their family home nestled within the Alps of Austria in the heart of Europe.
With over 2 decades of living an adventurous lifestyle around the world, Seon has experience personally and professionally with most adventure sports and is at home within the elements of nature. He has worked as a professional yacht captain for more than 10 years and was a founding partner to and captain of the Cabrinha Quest, a kitesurfing expedition sailing and exploring the Pacific Ocean. In 2014 he discovered Alpacka rafts and fell in love with packrafting. In 2016 he and Michaela moved to New Zealand where he began working as an outdoor instructor for Outward Bound. In late 2017 the family relocated back to Austria for birth of their second child. Seon holds the following certifications: 200GT Commercial Yacht Captain / NOLS, Wilderness First Responder (Advanced Expedition First Aid) / Rescue 3, Whitewater Rescue Technician (Professional) / IRF Raft Guide and IRF Inline Raft Trip Leader.
When Seon and Michaela first met in 2005, she had just finished her degree in Business Administration and was about to set off to backpack around the world for a year. Upon her return she joined a sport marketing agency in Spain where she worked for almost 10 years. During this time she was responsible for the overall organisation and coordination of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, an international motorcycle junior championship sponsored by Red Bull and KTM. In late 2012 she left this position to join Seon aboard the Cabrinha Quest as first mate. Michaela speaks 7 languages, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan. She is passionate about the outdoors and raising wild kids. Most of the ideas for the families road trips and expeditions come from her. In 2015 she started the blog “outdoorfamilyblog.wordpress.com” to inspire other families to take their kids outside and continue adventuring with them.
“Part of our vision is to protect the wilderness areas that we enjoy so much. We believe in making it easier and safer for people to be able to explore and connect with nature. Once you have paddled a pristine river, or explored a wilderness area you can’t help but want to protect and care for it” Seon Crockford-Laserer.
GET IN TOUCH – Drop us a line and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Usually within 24-48 hours, if we are not out on an adventure or paddling a river.
Phone & WhatsApp:
Seon +43 681 1056 8682 (English & Spanish)
Michaela +43 681 1052 4240 (German, French, Italian, Spanish, English)
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