Who are we?

We are a married couple from New Zealand who seek to continue our employment in the Yachting industry. As outlined in our CVs we both have qualifications and experience very relevant to the Yachting industry including strong sailing backgrounds.

For the past seven years we have been working professionally on sail yachts of up to 34 metres (112ft). We have considerable experience cruising the South Pacific, Caribbean and Eastern and Western Mediterranean seas.

Graeme started sailing at a young age and now has many sea miles behind him, including several ocean passages (including three Atlantic crossings) and races. He completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2008 and has a strong background in the IT industry. He has many yachting qualifications including the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean (commercially endorsed) and also the AEC engineering certificate. Graeme also holds the MCA "Medical Person in Charge" certification. This has prepared him to manage any medical situation that may occur onboard, be it close to shore or in the middle of an ocean crossing.

Lynley has extensive culinary, steward and sail experience along with relevant qualifications. She loves to prepare exquisite meals from local produce that not only taste great but look fabulous too. (See Sample Menu ). She takes pride in maintaining the interior of the yacht to a high standard, developing excellent relationships with owners and guests. Lynley is also competent on deck and can stand watch solo.

What do we seek?

We would like to continue to be employed as a team on a sailing vessel of up to approximately 35 metres (120 feet). We are happy to run the boat by ourselves or with other crew, depending on size and itinerary. We have no preference regarding the geographical location or itinerary of the vessel.

What do we offer?

We are an extremely motivated, hard working and dedicated couple. We set and achieve high standards for ourselves and those we work with. We enjoying working as part of a wider team and welcome the challenges and responsibilities that come with working in the Yachting industry. We have received excellent feedback from previous owners and guests (please see our References and Testimonials page). We believe our skills, knowledge and personal attitudes will be a great asset to any yacht owner.

Current Situation

We are currently based in the Mediterranean or Caribbean depending on the season. The yacht we have been employed on for over 2.5 years is now on the market. We would be interested in hearing about future opportunities for employment on a sail yacht anywhere in the world. If you would like to get in contact with us regarding any vacancies you may have (or know about) or just to say hello, please Email Us.