Charter crew

One of the most important aspects of a luxury yacht charter is the crew. They will be on board 24/7 taking care of your every whim so it is important that you find a yacht with the best crew to suit your preferences.
 
 

The role of crew

From the moment you make an enquiry for a yacht, the crew may begin working for you. The Captain will be liaising with your charter broker, understanding where you want to go, what you want to do and ensuring that they are able to fulfill your dreams.

Once a yacht has been selected the Captain will then create a more detailed itinerary, finalising his recommendations of which restaurants to try, which bays to visit and when to move between locations to optimise your time at each destination. Meanwhile, the chef and chief stewardess will be preparing everything you need based on the all-important preference sheet that you will have completed.

Once you actually step on board the yacht you will experience the world’s best service first hand. Whether you prefer the crew to remain discreet and in the background or to get involved and take you on a magical tour of the local sites they will do whatever is needed to ensure that you have the most enjoyable stay and never want to leave.

However it’s not just about the ultimate service, the crew are also a highly trained team, there to ensure the safety and security of the yacht and all those on board at all times. Nobody wants to find themselves in a difficult situation, but you can rest assured that if you do the experienced crew will be there to take care of everything in the most professional manner.
 
 

Rewarding crew

No matter which yacht you charter or where you choose to cruise, the crew will always be the key factor in turning your holiday into the trip of a lifetime. That is why we at Fraser have been rewarding the crew on our charter yachts with our Annual Captain’s Dinner and Awards for over fifteen years. Hosted each year, during the Monaco Yacht Show our yacht crew awards is one of the industry’s most talked about events, and allows us to thank all the charter Captains and crew who work so hard for their guests throughout the season.
 
 
2016 winners
Most recently, in 2016, Captain Graham Wilkinson of S/Y PRANA was the proud recipient of a Ulysse Nardin timepiece and numerous other prizes as the winning Captain. The prize for Best Charter Crew over 50m, went to Captain Andrea Aste and his team on M/Y VICTORY , while Captain Claud Akers and his wife Emma from M/Y ASKARI collected the award for Best Charter Crew under 50m.
 
 
2015 winners
In 2015 the yacht crew awards winners were:
  • Charter Captain of the Year - Rob Shelnut (M/Y LADY SARA),
  • Charter Crew of the Year over 50m - M/Y LATITUDE,
  • Charter Crew of the Year under 50m – M/Y AURELIA.
 
 
2014 winners
In 2014 the following Captains and crew won:
  • Charter Captain of the Year – Graham Shorrocks (M/Y IMAGINE),
  • Charter Crew of the Year over 50m - M/Y DIAMOND A,
  • Charter Crew of the Year under 50m – M/Y MUCHOS MAS.
 
 
2013 winners
In 2013 the yacht crew awards winners were:
  • Charter Captain of the Year – Watson de Silva (M/Y PARAFFIN),
  • Charter Crew of the Year over 50m - M/Y ULYSSES,
  • Charter Crew of the Year under 50m – M/Y KAI.
 
 
2012 winners
In 2012 the following Captains and crew won:
  • Charter Captain of the Year – Takis Tsakos (M/Y IONIAN PRINCESS),
  • Charter Crew of the Year over 50m - M/Y FORCE BLUE,
  • Charter Crew of the Year under 50m – M/Y DRAGON.
 
 
Whilst there can only be three winners each year we can guarantee that on every yacht you charter with Fraser you will find the most amazing dedicated crew ready to create your ultimate holiday experience.