Courtney Walker

Courtney Walker

I’m Courtney from Cape Town, South Africa. My journey in yachting started back in 2015
when I had just finished my Psychology degree. My partner, who is still currently a Chief
Engineer, lured me into the wild and exciting world of Superyachts where I spent a good five
years learning the ins and outs of the industry and eventually making my way up to Chief
Stewardess. Although I loved the industry with the incredible experiences I had and
wonderful people I met. I felt it time to stop living out a suitcase and unpack my bags on
land back in South Africa. Yachting accelerated my passion for events planning which is what
I have been doing since I set myself up at home. Though being very happy in my profession,
I could not shake that “one foot in, one foot out” feeling. With the amount of time, effort,
skills and experience I had gained over the past five years in yachting, I just couldn’t let it go
to waste. Don helped me right at the very beginning of my yachting career, he assisted me
with helpful advice and knowledge to get my foot through the door. With Don having
sparked my journey, I took it as a sign to reach out to him to become apart of the YOA
family and keep the flame alight.

The yachting industry is certainly NO episode of Below Deck .YOA prides itself on the
premise of finding the right crew for the right boats. The whole team consists of ex-yachties
that are aware how important this is to create a drama-free and professional environment
for a successfully run yacht. I couldn’t be happier to be part of such a genuine and honest
team.