28 September 2015

A remarkable 15th edition of the Fraser Yachts Captains’ dinner and awards

The 15th edition of the Fraser Yachts Captains’ Dinner took place on Thursday September 24th at the Monaco Yacht Club and welcomed over 400 guests. One of the most talked about events of the Monaco Yacht Show, the annual Captains’ Dinner & Awards is held every year to thank the Captains and crew who work so hard for their guests throughout the year.
The event saw the 2015 Charter Captain of the Year Award go to Rob Shelnut of M/Y LADY SARA, the crew and Captain of M/Y LATITUDE Paul Bickley won the award for Best Charter Crew (yacht over 50m) and the crew and Captain Guy Booth of M/Y AURELIA won the award for Best Charter Crew (yacht under 50m). The Awards were presented by Roberto Giorgi, Chairman of Fraser Yachts and guest of honour, Captain Nick Sloane, the salvage master who successfully raised the Costa Concordia in 2014.

This year also saw the introduction of a new award, the Roberto Migliaccio Award, in honour of the late Fraser Yachts Technical Superintendent Roberto Migliaccio which will see a Captain, employee or someone working closely with Fraser Yachts awarded for their outstanding level of service, loyalty and dedication. The winner of the first Roberto Migliaccio Award for Service and Dedication was Ferdinando Tarquini, Captain of M/Y FORCE BLUE, who has worked for the same yacht and owner for over ten years.

The award was presented by guest of honour Regina Catrambone, a lady who has shown great loyalty and dedication to the refugee crisis in Syria. Co‐founder of MOAS – the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, Regina and her husband bought a 40m expedition vessel and equipped it with life‐saving detection equipment and medical facilities to rescue refugees from the Mediterranean Sea.  Last year they saved over 3,000 lives in just 60 days, this year they have saved over 9,000 lives so far.  

The event was generously sponsored once again by a number of companies, many of them long standing partners for several years. Ulysse Nardin sponsored the main prize for the winning Captain, a Marine Chronometre Manufacture watch. Other prizes included a Behind the Scenes Mercedes Experience courtesy of Mercedes‐Benz, 2 weeks free berthing from Port Adriano, a Phantom Devialet Speaker from DIVA and a Bond Poker Set by Ralph Lauren courtesy of Boutsen Design.

The winning crews (over and under 50m) each received a 1,000 USD travel voucher from Global Marine Travel, 2 weeks free berthing at Port Adriano, a Jeroboam from VSF, a private cinema experience courtesy of DIVA, a weekend car hire from rent‐a‐car, a division of Agents, and a silver platter from the Monaco Yacht Club, with the winning crew over 50m also receiving 3Mb dedicated VSAT bandwidth for ten days in the Mediterranean or Caribbean courtesy of Orbis Yacht.

After the awards ceremony guests were treated to a delicious hot and cold buffet and overflowing cocktail bar, entertainment including a gypsy band, flamenco dancer, DJ and saxophonist and the legendary Port Adriano Fun Parade.  

Numerous other sponsors also contributed to the over flowing goodie bags and animations on the evening, and a special thank you goes to everyone involved:

Orbis Yacht:       http://orbisyacht.com/
Ulysse Nardin:       http://www.ulysse-nardin.com/
Port Adriano:     http://www.portadriano.com/en/
Pride Mega Yachts:      http://pridemegayachts.com/
VSF Group:       http://www.vsfgroup.com/
Agents by Catalano:     http://www.catalanoshipping.com/
Lusben:       http://lusben.com/
Peninsula Petroleum:    http://www.peninsulapetroleum.com/
DIVA:         http://www.diva.mc/en/
Mercedes-Benz:       http://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/
Global Marine Travel:    http://www.flygmt.com/
Boutsen Design:     http://www.boutsen.com/design/home.php/
MHG Insurance:     http://mhginsurance.com/
Davidoff Cigars:     http://davidoff.com/cigars
Deco Flamme:     http://www.deco-flamme.com/en/


Fraser Yachts is the largest luxury yacht service provider in the world, with over 140 employees and 15 offices around the globe. Services include yacht sales, charter, yacht management, new build project management and crew placement, specialising in yachts over 30m.

Fraser Yachts is part of Yachtique, the world's largest luxury yacht services organization whose parent company is Azimut-Benetti Group, the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts and the world's largest private group in the yachting sector.

For more information on Fraser Yachts, please go to: https://www.fraseryachts.com

For further information please contact:

Olivia Pasquali
Marketing Executive
Fraser Yachts
20 av de Fontvieille,
MC98000, Monaco
Ph: +377 93 100 480
F: +377 93 100 481