Meet the Team

Founders, Tom and Don have both spent many years on Sailing and Motor Yachts gaining an appreciation for the requirements and challenges encountered by today’s premier superyacht teams.

Tom Aveling

Hi, I’m Tom- I've been working in superyacht industry since 2005 starting out as a clueless kiwi and going on to command some incredible yachts.My career started on the 3 masted schooner Aquarius W an... more

Don McKee

Hi, I'm Don- My professional career began in St. Maarten in the year 2000 on board the 1987 America’s Cup 12 Meters, as part of the race crew. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to have served a... more

Jacqui Todd

Hi, I’m Jacqui, lots of people call me Jax! My first superyacht experience was a Med season as a deckhand fresh out of high school in 2005. Since then I’ve worked on Maxis in the Whitsundays, done mul... more

Candice Davies

Hi, I’m CandiceI grew up in a small town on the West Coast, either fishing with my father and grandfather or exploring the lagoon in our dingy. I have always had a love for the ocean. I left my carefr... more

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