ACREW Awards: Standout Charter Nominees

By George Bains

With charter beginning to return in some areas of the world, we take a look at the best charter superyachts nominated in the ACREW Crew Awards to help inspire your next adventure.

Reflecting both personal achievement and professional excellence, the Crew Awards are a great time to recognise the people who are the lifeblood of this industry. We take this chance to look at a few of the outstanding charter yachts up for awards this year…

Arience – 60m Abeking & Rasmussen

This Reymond Langton-designed superyacht has a longstanding reputation for delivering second-to-none service. Captain Dean Pilatti leads an enthusiastic and experienced team which includes talented Chef Dean Harrison. Pilatti and Harrison have been nominated for the Captain and Chef Awards respectively.

With elevator access to all five decks, Arience boasts a voluminous interior that matches more to a yacht in the 70-75m category. Seven exquisite staterooms accommodate up to 12 guests, comprising of a master suite, VIP suite, three doubles and two twin rooms. Each stateroom has a full entertainment centre, television and en-suite bathroom for a homely feel. Arience boasts a heavy arsenal of water toys and equipment, with an eager watersports deck crew to help you on your way.

Whether taking in panoramic views from the waterside gym, enjoying al fresco dining on the bridgedeck or watching a movie in the lower deck cinema, Arience caters to all moods.

It is easy to see why there have been many repeat parties onboard Arience and she is a worthy award winner.

Spirit – 35m New Zealand Yachts

Based in Australia’s breath-taking Great Barrier Reef region, Spirit has become renowned for offering a unique South Pacific escape. Captain and Chef team Martin and Jo Debanks have channelled their extensive yachting expertise and local knowledge into creating a world-class charter experience.

The catamaran superyacht is ideal for group getaways with copious exterior spaces afforded by her wide beam, bringing guests closer to the outdoor adventures. Martin and Jo can tailor their charters to the interest of guests, from high-octane thrills and diving lessons to enriching cultural experiences, all with the same attention paid to providing high end service.

Chef Jo, who trained at Cordon Bleu, brings a passion for healthy and locally produced food while being able to adapt to all client preferences, ensuring the food is as much a treat as the surrounding. Both Martin and Jo are up for individual awards and Sprit has proven to be an exemplary charter yacht for unforgettable South Pacific adventures.

Lady Amanda – 30m Couach Yachts

Available to book through West Nautical, Lady Amanda promises energy in abundance. Her young and vibrant crew have been with the yacht since the 2018 season, and they will be eager to take you through the seemingly infinite array of watersports toys stored onboard.

Those looking for a dose of adrenaline on their escapades will love going through everything that Lady Amanda has to offer. A choice of wakeboards, flyboards, seabobs, jetskis and much more awaits for guests who charter with Lady Amanda. Perfect for group fun, she also has a great selection of inflatable extensions that can be added to the yacht to enhance the outdoor spirit, including a slide, blastbag and even a golf mat.

A refit in 2018 has upgraded Lady Amanda to the high standards of modern luxury, and there is plenty of onboard entertainment for guests to enjoy. There are ample lounging spaces around the exterior, with sun pads located on the foredeck and a Jacuzzi on the flybridge. A perfect charter yachts for groups of friends of family, Lady Amanda is currently located in France, where charter has recently opened back up again.

 

Voting for the third annual Crew Awards was opened on 18th May, and nominations will reflect the very best of both private and charter superyachts on the water. ACREW will host the ceremony on 10th October at the World Trade Centre in Barcelona, with MaritimeMT as new name sponsors. You can watch ACREW’s Abi McGrath speak to Superyachts.com at MYS19 about a new and improved model here.

"ACREW has been running learning events for over 9 years now, we’ve hosted over 70 events to date and we’ve provided professional development for over 14,000 Captains and crew. "

ACREW's Abi McGrath speaking at MYS19

"ACREW has been running learning events for over 9 years now, we’ve hosted over 70 events to date and we’ve provided professional development for over 14,000 Captains and crew. "

ACREW's Abi McGrath speaking at MYS19
By George Bains
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