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MEET THE JMS TEAM

Industry leading technical yacht managers

Your JMS Team

In an industry where everyone is jostling to offer you the same services, we believe focusing on the people behind those services and the ways in which they provide them is what really makes the difference. Let us introduce you to the specialists behind JMS.
Franc JANSEN

Franc JANSEN

JMS Founder & Director

Luca MASTROGIOVANNI

Luca MASTROGIOVANNI

Yacht Manager

Gianluca CIRILLO

Gianluca CIRILLO

Technical Manager

Richard FORWARD

Richard FORWARD

Fleet Manager

George PEACOCK

George PEACOCK

Senior Yacht Accountant

Sarah-Jane BELL

Sarah-Jane BELL

Recruitment Consultant JMS Careers

Martina VAN DE GAAUW

Martina VAN DE GAAUW

Personal Assistant/Secretary

Sam THOMPSON

Sam THOMPSON

Director, Yacht Manager & Head of JMS Careers

James KIRBY

James KIRBY

Fleet Manager

Carola CREMONESI

Carola CREMONESI

Technical Manager

Gavin HALL

Gavin HALL

Sales Manager

Harry PLESTED

Harry PLESTED

Yacht Accountant

Hannah DUFFY

Hannah DUFFY

Recruitment Consultant JMS Careers

Rob PIJPER

Rob PIJPER

Director of Operations

Miquel SOLE REBULL

Miquel SOLE REBULL

Technical Manager

Eric PIALLES

Eric PIALLES

Fleet Manager

Ramon MENDOZA

Ramon MENDOZA

Operations Assistant

Dimitris FROSYNOS

Dimitris FROSYNOS

Yacht Accountant

Lisa STEELE

Lisa STEELE

Recruitment Consultant JMS Careers

Nicholas GRAY

Nicholas GRAY

President, JMS USA

Arne JANSSON

Arne JANSSON

Refit Manager

Alex WAUGH

Alex WAUGH

Fleet Manager

Rachel FISHER

Rachel FISHER

Marketing Manager

Lucas JARMAN

Lucas JARMAN

Accounts Assistant

Dawn FARARA-LINE

Dawn FARARA-LINE

Recruitment Consultant JMS Careers

Lucia BADANO

Lucia BADANO

Fleet Manager, DPA & Project Manager

Tom VANNIEUWENHUYSE

Tom VANNIEUWENHUYSE

Fleet Manager, DPA/CSO

Zoe BOLT-FALCONER

Zoe BOLT-FALCONER

Fleet Compliance Manager

Sophie DUDENEY

Sophie DUDENEY

Head of Finance and Accounts

Carla SWAINE

Carla SWAINE

Recruitment Consultant JMS Careers

Haley DELANO

Haley DELANO

Operations Assistant JMS USA

Franc JANSEN

Franc JANSEN

JMS Founder & Director

Sam THOMPSON

Sam THOMPSON

Director, Yacht Manager & Head of JMS Crew

Rob PIJPER

Rob PIJPER

Director of Operations

Nick GRAY

Nick GRAY

President, JMS USA

Lucia BADANO

Lucia BADANO

Fleet Manager, DPA & Project Manager

Alex WAUGH

Alex WAUGH

Fleet Manager

Zoe BOLT-FALCONER

Zoe BOLT-FALCONER

Fleet Manager

Luca MASTROGIOVANNI

Luca MASTROGIOVANNI

Yacht Manager

Miquel SOLE REBULL

Miquel SOLE REBULL

Technical Manager

Arne JANSSON

Arne JANSSON

Refit Manager

Tom VANNIEUWENHUYSE

Tom VANNIEUWENHUYSE

Fleet Manager DPA/CSO

James KIRBY

James KIRBY

Fleet Manager

Gianluca CIRILLO

Gianluca CIRILLO

Technical Manager

Eric PIALLES

Eric PIALLES

Fleet Manager

Richard FORWARD

Richard FORWARD

Fleet Manager

Carola CREMONESI

Carola CREMONESI

Technical Manager

Gavin HALL

Gavin HALL

Sales Manager

Ramon MENDOZA

Ramon MENDOZA

Operations Assistant

Rachel FISHER

Rachel FISHER

Marketing Manager

Carla SWAINE

Carla SWAINE

Recruitement Consultant JMS Crew

Hannah DUFFY

Hannah DUFFY

Recruitment Consultant JMS Careers

Sarah Jane BELL

Sarah Jane BELL

Recruitment Consultant

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele

Recruitment Consultant

Dawn Farara-Line

Dawn Farara-Line

Recruitment Consultant

Dimitris FROSYNOS

Dimitris FROSYNOS

Yacht Accountant

Sophie Dudeney

Sophie Dudeney

Head of Finance and Accounts

George Peacock

George Peacock

Senior Yacht Accountant

Harry Plested

Harry Plested

Yacht Accountant

Haley DELANO

Haley DELANO

Operations Assistant JMS USA

Lucas JARMAN

Lucas JARMAN

Accounts Assistant

Martina VAN DE GAAUW

Martina VAN DE GAAUW

Personal Assistant/Secretary

Franc Jansen

Founder, Director & Fleet Manager

  • Experience: 30 Years.
  • Languages: English & Dutch
  • Certification: BSc (Maritime Sciences), MSc (Maintenance and Safety Management), CEng, MiMarES.

In his 30+ year career as a professional seafarer Franc has managed over 150 yachts including some of the largest and most iconic in the world: ECSTASEA and PELORUS.

A qualified Navigational Officer, Marine Engineer, Technical Manager and Class Surveyor and former Yacht Management Director with two of the industry’s leading providers, Franc is known and respected throughout the superyacht industry for his candour and client centric approach to Yacht Management.

One of the first to introduce commercial shipping discipline into yachting, he has worked with leading associations such as MYBA, PYA and SYBASS to negotiate, develop and implement regulations such as the MCA Large Yacht Code and the ILO MLC 2006 which have helped shape the future of this industry.

“The most technically qualified and experienced yacht operator I know!”

Theo HOONING SYBAss (Superyacht Builders’ Association)

In his 30+ year career as a professional seafarer Franc has managed over 150 yachts including some of the largest and most iconic in the world: ECSTASEA and PELORUS.

A qualified Navigational Officer, Marine Engineer, Technical Manager and Class Surveyor and former Yacht Management Director with two of the industry’s leading providers, Franc is known and respected throughout the superyacht industry for his candour and client centric approach to Yacht Management.

One of the first to introduce commercial shipping discipline into yachting, he has worked with leading associations such as MYBA, PYA and SYBASS to negotiate, develop and implement regulations such as the MCA Large Yacht Code and the ILO MLC 2006 which have helped shape the future of this industry.

“The most technically qualified and experienced yacht operator I know!”

Theo HOONING SYBAss (Superyacht Builders’ Association)

Proudest Professional Moment

Securing delivery of a yacht to the Owner in time for his family cruise, after he had been told that the shipyard couldn’t possibly finish it on time. It meant me having to cancel my holiday so I could be with the Captain 24/7.

But we pulled together a great crew and made it happen – the sea trials were being conducted on the way to meeting the Owner and his guests. I will never forget the look on the Owner’s face when he first saw his yacht. It was magnificent.

Professional Mantra

One person does one thing, one time (and records it once).

I hate inefficiency and pointless admin.

Whether you are working ashore or on the yacht, we share information in a clever way to avoid doubling up on work and wasting time rehashing information for reporting.

Biggest Professional Gripe

The lack of transparency in this industry. That’s why we go so far in the other direction – full transparency.

Our clients have 24/7 access to the bank accounts and book-keeping system we operate. They have access to all our records 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our clients can see the good, the bad and the ugly. They see the problems and they see the way we solve them. It’s the foundation of trust!

Passions & Pastimes

BUILDING MOTORBIKES

“I get a real kick out of engineering, speed and being on the open road. Building classic motorbikes is the gift that keeps on giving. I have built a Café Racer from a 1981 Kawasaki and a Scrambler from a 1987 Moto Guzzi NX650. They’re beautiful. And living in the south of France there is no shortage of mountain roads, coast roads and perfect weather to be out there all the time. And I still manage to honour my wife’s wish to not buy another bike – I just buy the parts and build them instead!!”

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    Sam Thompson

    Commercial Director, Yacht Manager & Head of JMS Crew

    • Experience: 12 years (seagoing), 6 years Recruitment and Yacht Management (ashore).
    • Languages: English & French
    • Certification: Cert RP, Master 3000GT.

    Sam began his yachting career back in 1994 working on an 80 metre (262 feet) yacht that led him on an epic adventure to Thailand. He hasn’t looked back since.

    A qualified Master 3000GT he worked on six yachts including two new builds before moving on land to start a family and specialise in professional recruitment for the Oil & Gas industry and commercial shipping working with industry leaders such as Technip, Subsea 7, BP Shipping and Bibby Ship Management.

    A passionate sailor, Sam is a much liked industry professional whose known ability for getting things done is respected by Owners and Captains.

    “Sam has been a massive help with finding new crew. Any crew he placed with us have been exactly what we were looking for, and are all still on board well over 12 months later.”

    Marc Van Loon 42m, M/Y CLICIA

    Sam began his yachting career back in 1994 working on an 80 metre (262 feet) yacht that led him on an epic adventure to Thailand. He hasn’t looked back since.

    A qualified Master 3000GT he worked on six yachts including two new builds before moving on land to start a family and specialise in professional recruitment for the Oil & Gas industry and commercial shipping working with industry leaders such as Technip, Subsea 7, BP Shipping and Bibby Ship Management.

    A passionate sailor, Sam is a much liked industry professional whose known ability for getting things done is respected by Owners and Captains.

    “Sam has been a massive help with finding new crew. Any crew he placed with us have been exactly what we were looking for, and are all still on board well over 12 months later.”

    Marc Van Loon 42m, M/Y CLICIA

    Proudest Professional Moment

    The first time I realised that some advice I had passed onto a young crew member helped them to get to exactly where they wanted in their career. That was an extremely proud moment.

    When I first joined this industry I got some great advice and guidance from a gentleman called Adrian J. Fisher. He was the reference in crew recruitment in those days, someone who certainly didn’t need to speak to a greenie like me, but he did, and it helped me understand what the whole industry is about.

    So being in a position to be able to offer the sort of help and guidance dear old Adrian offered me, is gratifying to say the least.

    Professional Mantra

    I detest BS so I make sure I don’t deal in it. My biggest beef? Tell it like it is…life is so much simpler when we all know where we stand.

    Biggest Professional Gripe

    Sorry, but I have to say it…those Crew Agency cowboys who pollute our industry by just passing over crew CVs to Owners and Captains without as much as a reference check or interview. It makes my blood boil when I hear stories like that.

    We, like all respectable Crew Agencies, are here to help Owners and Captains win valuable time and reduce the risk of high crew turnover by only presenting qualified, reference and certificate checked candidates, and in our case, candidates who we have also personality and character profiled to help ensure the maximum chance of successful integration. That’s how we earn our money and its how our clients end up saving theirs.

    Passions & Pastimes

    CRICKET, FAMILY & FRIENDS

    I love cricket – watching and playing it. I notched up 220 runs ‘not out’ in a league game in the UK once…that’s something you will hear a lot more about I am sure, if we start working together. However since moving to the South of France I have limited opportunity to play these days, so I have reverted to my second passion in life and bought a very old motor boat which I take the family out on during the summer and spend all winter fixing. I spent a large part of my adult life crewing yachts, so passing on my enjoyment of the water to my kids and friends is just fun. For me a great weekend is to sail between the islands off Cannes, have a BBQ on board watching the sun go down with a glass of wine and swim with the sunrise in the morning. Perfect!“

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      Rob Pijper

      Director of Operations

      • Experience: 1 year in Yachting Management, 14 years in a Class Society, 13 years at sea 4 of which as Chief Engineer on commercial vessels.
      • Languages: English & Dutch
      Rob Pijper, Fleet Manager, DPA & Director has been the senior surveyor for the whole port of Rotterdam. Thereafter, responsible for all field operations of Lloyd’s register.

      He then worked as a Project Manager on the impressive conversion of the icebreaker “Legend” into a Superyacht. Rob has also developed a POLAR manual and worked on the refits of the 115m MY Pelorus and the 90m MY Dar.

      Rob Pijper, Fleet Manager, DPA & Director has been the senior surveyor for the whole port of Rotterdam. Thereafter, responsible for all field operations of Lloyd’s register.

      He then worked as a Project Manager on the impressive conversion of the icebreaker “Legend” into a Superyacht. Rob has also developed a POLAR manual and worked on the refits of the 115m MY Pelorus and the 90m MY Dar.

      Proudest Professional Moment

      I started my professional life as an Engineer, and once reached the position of Chief Engineer I decided to go ashore to become a surveyor/auditor for a class society. I worked for that class society for 14 years and when I left I was North Europe operations manager; being educated as engineer, I was proud of such an achievement. Moreover during my farewell party I was given as a gift a picture book of the last 14 years including lots of very positive personal notes. Clients and colleagues were complementing on the always positive and problem solving approach I had. Some even referred that I had a positive influence on their career and personal life.

      Professional Mantra

      Problems and challenges are there to be solved. Let’s not avoid them but find answers and tackle them.

      Biggest Professional Gripe

      That will be bureaucracy in whatever form or shape. The best way to describe bureaucracy is mentioned in a phrase of the tv program “Little Britain”; computer says no! I will always be eager to find the “yes”.

      Passions & Pastimes

      DIY – Skiing & Sailing

      1. Resetting my mind doing maintenance work on old furniture or old houses.
      2. Skiing during the winter months, enjoying the beautiful scenery.
      3. Sailing on small open boats.

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        Alex Waugh

        Fleet Manager

        • Experience: 40+
        • Languages: English & French
        • Certification: Master 3000GT, Marine Survey, ISM, ISPS

        For Alex the moment he saw a yacht sailing into Nantucket he knew he was destined for the sea, scroll on 45 years and it is still his passion, joy and life. Throughout these four decades he has worked, first as Crew and then as Captain, on vessels ranging from 52-75 metres.

        His commands have taken him to the Caribbean, England, Holland, the Baltic Sea and St. Petersburg as well as throughout the Mediterranean Sea.

        During these 45 years he has been involved in overseeing major projects and refits which then led to a degree in Marine Surveying.

        His proudest achievement was being the Master of the 56 metre Feadship RIO RITA for 23 years, sailing extensively each year in Greek Waters.

        As a member of the JMS Team Alex will be continuing his Maritime journey and passing on all his years of experience to Clients, Captains and Crew.

        For Alex the moment he saw a yacht sailing into Nantucket he knew he was destined for the sea, scroll on 45 years and it is still his passion, joy and life. Throughout these four decades he has worked, first as Crew and then as Captain, on vessels ranging from 52-75 metres.

        His commands have taken him to the Caribbean, England, Holland, the Baltic Sea and St. Petersburg as well as throughout the Mediterranean Sea.

        During these 45 years he has been involved in overseeing major projects and refits which then led to a degree in Marine Surveying.

        His proudest achievement was being the Master of the 56 metre Feadship RIO RITA for 23 years, sailing extensively each year in Greek Waters.

        As a member of the JMS Team Alex will be continuing his Maritime journey and passing on all his years of experience to Clients, Captains and Crew.

        Proudest Professional Moment

        Seeing crew who I have mentored find fulfillment in their yachting careers and now commanding their own Yachts.

        Professional Mantra

        Panta Rhei – Heraclitus c. 535 – 475 BC

        Biggest Professional Gripe

        Listening to people who gripe about “crew problems”. We all have had issues with crew from time to time but I always felt that developing a strong team is a skill that needs to be taught and with time and patience we can really get the best crew for our owners.

        Passions & Pastimes

        Gardening

        Okay, okay!! Before you put me in a box, read on.

        The Challenge – At least once a year I find myself at the top of a 15 metre ladder pruning two long terraced 15-17 metre cedar hedges

        The Art – The creation through landscaping of something unique that expresses my sense of order. The sculpting of yesteryear’s fronds to present a flourishing bouquet of new growth on my 6 metre Mediterranean palm. The mixing of colours, sizes & timing of blooms to maintain a continual year-round flowering.

        The Harvest – Whether lemons, olives, tomatoes, fresh herbs or flowers; the pride felt for something you have nurtured.

        Nature’s Rewards – A stabilizing, cleansing, nourishing clearing of the mind. Tranquility & appreciation by self and others of a job well done. “Tending one’s own garden is not only a private activity but also productive.” – Voltaire 1759

        Much of the above is also attributable to my other great passion; SAILING

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          Rachel Fisher

          Marketing Manager

          • Experience: Joined JMS 2019
          • Languages: English, French, German, Italian & Russian
          Rachel is half Australian and half Scottish with a Joint Bachelor Degree in Russian and Business & Management. She grew up in France until moving to England for her universities studies. Over the summer holidays, Rachel was a stewardess on a Sunseeker yacht in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

          Since the completion of her degree, she has worked in various jurisdictions for a corporate group in Mauritius, she then spent 5 years working for a private real estate fund in Australia before moving back to France working in the event industry in Monaco. Fluent in English, French and Italian with a intermediate level in Russian, Rachel enjoys travelling, experiencing new adventures and snowboarding.

          JMS aims to be the first choice service to super yacht owners through excellent customer service, innovation, quality and honesty. Rachel’s approach is based on her commitment to think outside the box whilst focusing on the needs and perceptions of international customers.

          “We were based in St Jean Cap Ferrat and needed an extra pair of hands on our Sunseeker yacht and Rachel proved to be the perfect answer. We had guests pretty much every weekend throughout the summer for about three years and Rachel assisted us in every part of the boat life. She is totally trustworthy, hardworking and willing to turn her hand to anything.”

          Fiona Shaw MY Fizz

          Rachel is half Australian and half Scottish with a Joint Bachelor Degree in Russian and Business & Management. She grew up in France until moving to England for her universities studies. Over the summer holidays, Rachel was a stewardess on a Sunseeker yacht in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

          Since the completion of her degree, she has worked in various jurisdictions for a corporate group in Mauritius, she then spent 5 years working for a private real estate fund in Australia before moving back to France working in the event industry in Monaco. Fluent in English, French and Italian with a intermediate level in Russian, Rachel enjoys travelling, experiencing new adventures and snowboarding.

          JMS aims to be the first choice service to super yacht owners through excellent customer service, innovation, quality and honesty. Rachel’s approach is based on her commitment to think outside the box whilst focusing on the needs and perceptions of international customers.

          “We were based in St Jean Cap Ferrat and needed an extra pair of hands on our Sunseeker yacht and Rachel proved to be the perfect answer. We had guests pretty much every weekend throughout the summer for about three years and Rachel assisted us in every part of the boat life. She is totally trustworthy, hardworking and willing to turn her hand to anything."

          Fiona Shaw MY Fizz

          Proudest Professional Moment

          I used to be a Property Manager in Sydney managing commercial assets. A couple of tenants brought a bottle of Champagne as a Christmas gift. The owner heard the tenants coming into the office and he was astounded as it had never happened in his 30 + years of experience. It proved that issues can always be positively resolved when you have the right state of mind. It is all about your attitude and putting yourself in other’s people shoes.

          Professional Mantra

          When there is a will, there is a way. Determination brings you to the top. It may take time but you will eventually get there as the road to success is always under construction.

          Biggest Professional Gripe

          Feeling superior because of a status. I truly dislike professionals who feel they can disrespect or take advantage of someone simply because of a title. Working as a team and being humble are crucial elements for long-term success, maintaining relationships and coming up with creative ideas.

          Passions & Pastimes

          SPORTS AND NATURE

          “I adore snowboarding and the fresh mountain air: it teaches me to get up when I fall, literally and metaphorically. The panorama of the snow and mountains with a blue sky gives me a greater respect and appreciation of nature. In addition, I enjoy riding my motorbike along the coast and in the mountains, it allows me the freedom to explore and gaze at stunning viewpoints. Lastly, I have a soft spot for sports cars: the sound, the sensation and the speed. There is a certain feeling that can only be experienced racing for the first time on a track. I am grateful to experience these adventures in such beautiful areas.”

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            Sophie DUDENEY

            Head of Accounts

            Certification: Master UK Degree in International Accounting Finance Strategy; BA (English Literature); Business & Management qualification: ACCA qualification.
            Experience: 4 years of Business Management; 10 years Accounting & Finance.
            Languages: English and Chinese.

            Born and bred in Anhui province, China, Sophie has visited and studied in more than 20 countries and currently holds both a BA English Literature degree from China and an MSC International Accounting Finance and Strategy degree from the UK.

            With a background in International Project Management, she was responsible for EU-China Intergovernmental Business Relations initiatives and played a key role in facilitating the work of global educational teams and multi-national recruitment teams between China and the UK. Sophie is the powerhouse behind JMS client yacht accounting, bookkeeping and budget management.

            She takes care of yacht bank accounts, manages Crew credit cards, Invoice verifications and payments, currency transfers and all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.

            “The financial management and reporting on our yacht has never been this accurate and on point as it is today with JMS. ”

            Captain Luke 50m Feadship

            Born and bred in Anhui province, China, Sophie has visited and studied in more than 20 countries and currently holds both a BA English Literature degree from China and an MSC International Accounting Finance and Strategy degree from the UK.

            With a background in International Project Management, she was responsible for EU-China Intergovernmental Business Relations initiatives and played a key role in facilitating the work of global educational teams and multi-national recruitment teams between China and the UK. Sophie is the powerhouse behind JMS client yacht accounting, bookkeeping and budget management.

            She takes care of Yacht Bank Accounts, manages Crew credit cards, Invoice verifications and payments, currency transfers and all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.

            “The financial management and reporting on our yacht has never been this accurate and on point as it is today with JMS. ”

            Captain Luke 50m Feadship

            Proudest Professional Moment

            Being able to apply my financial strategy management for the benefit of our owners, captains and their yachts.

            Professional Mantra

            Success and reward starts with always paying attention to the detail.

            Biggest Professional Gripe

            When companies are not upfront with people!

            Passions & Pastimes

            CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

            “I love travelling and singing, and I love the Gym – a one hour workout every day keeps me in good physical and mental shape, but I guess I have a real passion for Chinese Calligraphy. I practise it twice a week with a big brush and black ink on the traditional bamboo or Xuan paper. One year I came first in a competition out of 900 works from 30 different Chinese provinces. They elected me as Vice Chairperson of the Chinese Calligraphy Society in 2007. In China, calligraphy holds a distinguished position in the field of traditional art. It is not only seen as a means of communication, but a way of expressing your inner world in a very aesthetic sense. They say calligraphy is like a mirror – a silent reflection of the soul.”

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              Carla Swaine

              Recruitment Consultant JMS CREW

              • Experience: 20+
              • Languages: English

              A real ‘people’ person with an acute eye for detail, Carla has over 20 years’ experience in luxury hospitality and yachting. From growing up on the island of Guernsey, UK and spending time on her family’s boat she moved to the UK where she trained and worked as a Beauty Therapist.

              Carla then went on to work at Harvey Nichols’ flagship store in London and at Your Sanctuary 5* Day Spa in Sydney, Australia before spending 11 years with a London Yacht Brokerage firm. When she moved to Brighton and started working at an IT Recruitment company her talents were quickly spotted and she was duly head-hunted by JMS Crew.

              A much-liked and energetic member of the team, Carla’s exceptional profiling skills together with her attention to detail and acute sense of organisation ensure Owners and Captains save time in interviewing only those candidates that fit.

              “We had a big crew change recently and both Carla and Sam have been a massive help with finding new crew. Any crew they placed with us have been exactly what we were looking for, and are all still on board almost 12 months later. Carla is a pleasure to deal with, she is always upbeat, friendly and has a positive outlook.”

              Marc Van Loon M/Y CLICIA

              A real ‘people’ person with an acute eye for detail, Carla has over 20 years’ experience in luxury hospitality and yachting. From growing up on the island of Guernsey, UK and spending time on her family’s boat she moved to the UK where she trained and worked as a Beauty Therapist.

              Carla then went on to work at Harvey Nichols’ flagship store in London and at Your Sanctuary 5* Day Spa in Sydney, Australia before spending 11 years with a London Yacht Brokerage firm. When she moved to Brighton and started working at an IT Recruitment company her talents were quickly spotted and she was duly head-hunted by JMS Crew.

              A much-liked and energetic member of the team, Carla’s exceptional profiling skills together with her attention to detail and acute sense of organisation ensure Owners and Captains save time in interviewing only those candidates that fit.

              “We had a big crew change recently and both Carla and Sam have been a massive help with finding new crew. Any crew they placed with us have been exactly what we were looking for, and are all still on board almost 12 months later. Carla is a pleasure to deal with, she is always upbeat, friendly and has a positive outlook.”

              Marc Van Loon M/Y CLICIA

              Proudest Professional Moment

              When I was working at my last yacht company I was told by an Owner that I was the friendliest receptionist in yachting! I was pretty pleased with that.

              Professional Mantra

              “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

              Biggest Professional Gripe

              Bad manners in general! I have been in the service industry for my whole life and it takes nothing to be kind and smile, even if you don’t really feel like it. People won’t remember what you said as much but will remember how you made them feel.

              Passions & Pastimes

              UPCYCLING

              “Two of my favourite pastimes are taking my little Yorkie-Poo for walks on the Sussex Downs (although to be honest she often takes me for walks! I have no idea where she gets her energy from!) and upcycling furniture and ornaments. When I moved house I got fed up looking at characterless new furniture so I decided to seek out antique and second-hand furniture and upcycle it into exactly the style and colour I wanted. I’ve been hooked ever since. At weekends you’ll often find me in local second-hand shops looking for bits of furniture to do up! In fact, I was probably inspired by my mum – I have a silver trophy at home that I was awarded during my hairdressing days and my mum turned it into a vase!!!”

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                Martina van de Gaauw

                Personal Assistant/Secretary

                • Experience: 20+
                • Languages: English, French & Dutch
                • Certifications: Masters in Anthropology/Pedagogics

                Martina is the ultimate multi-tasking centre at JMS. Fluent in three languages and educated at an International School in the Netherlands, her unique skillset, character and experience has benefited a number of multi-national companies including British Telecom, HP and ING.

                Today, it’s at JMS where Martina really gets to juggle the excellence, working on everything from translations, logistics, administration and planning for the considerable amount of travel required by JMS Yacht Managers and Directors.

                Martina is the ultimate multi-tasking centre at JMS. Fluent in three languages and educated at an International School in the Netherlands, her unique skillset, character and experience has benefited a number of multi-national companies including British Telecom, HP and ING.

                Today, it’s at JMS where Martina really gets to juggle the excellence, working on everything from translations, logistics, administration and planning for the considerable amount of travel required by JMS Yacht Managers and Directors.

                Proudest Professional Moment

                “You might expect me to come up with something from the big corporate days, but honestly I think it has to be working with Franc setting up JMS in what was then a small basement office opposite a bakery. There were some amazing hurdles to get over but the beauty of it was always having a fresh croissant on our doorstep every morning!”

                Professional Mantra

                “Orange is the new Black. I love Orange, I love Holland – I am even proud to wear an orange dress from time to time 😉”

                Biggest Professional Gripe

                Driving to Monaco and getting a fine for fast driving??!!

                🙃….but thats not what you mean by a prof gripe I guess, lol.

                Well, French Administration really annoys me, but that’s part of my job.

                Passions & Pastimes

                CANYONING

                “If it keeps me fit and it’s outdoors then I love it – running, mountain biking, swimming and especially canyoning. And where we live in the South of France there are some fantastic places to go canyoning. Real adrenaline rush stuff. “I guess what thrills me, what makes me feel alive is being out there in it with nature and people and different cultures, different languages. That’s the variety of life. The fun of it. I recently bought a house in a little village down here in the South of France and I love it, the countryside around us, the beaches, the nature and we are right next to the most amazing ice-cream shop in the world. Dee-lish!”

                Arne Jansson

                Refit Manager

                • Experience: 20 years yachting
                • Languages: English, Swedish
                • Certifications: Masters ticket

                After a few years cruising on my own yacht, I ended up getting more involved in the professional scene after I found my skills be useful for owners using their yachts for racing and cruising in warmer places.

                From there on working with owners and their representatives from sail racing in the Caribbean to dinner cruises in New York harbour, with my keen interest in travel and different cultures also had a chance to help to plan and perform their excursions to numerous new and old yacht destinations world wide.

                After receiving my Masters ticket at the beginning of 2000, I have been working as a Captain mostly on motor yachts from 45 to 70 m with extensive cruising in all the corners of the Mediterranean in pursuit of the perfect place to visit by boat.

                Always looking out for new destinations and open to modern solutions on board to improve the experience for owners and work routines and safety for crew.

                Now with my recent relocation to Mallorca I enjoy settling in to the local flavours and in search of new scenery on foot or biking with friends.

                After a few years cruising on my own yacht, I ended up getting more involved in the professional scene after I found my skills be useful for owners using their yachts for racing and cruising in warmer places.

                From there on working with owners and their representatives from sail racing in the Caribbean to dinner cruises in New York harbour, with my keen interest in travel and different cultures also had a chance to help to plan and perform their excursions to numerous new and old yacht destinations world wide.

                After receiving my Masters ticket at the beginning of 2000, I have been working as a Captain mostly on motor yachts from 45 to 70 m with extensive cruising in all the corners of the Mediterranean in pursuit of the perfect place to visit by boat.

                Always looking out for new destinations and open to modern solutions on board to improve the experience for owners and work routines and safety for crew.

                Now with my recent relocation to Mallorca I enjoy settling in to the local flavours and in search of new scenery on foot or biking with friends.

                Proudest Professional Moment

                Arriving to our destination in the Caspian Sea being the first super yacht transiting Rostok- Volga canal. .

                Professional Mantra

                Trying to anticipate harder before helps your stress levels later

                Biggest Professional Gripe

                Lack of communication in any organisation or team causing misunderstandings and frustration

                Carola Cremonesi

                Technical Manager

                • Experience: 9 years of expertise in naval architecture and marine engineering
                • Languages: Fluent in Italian, English, German, and French

                Carola has 9 years of expertise in naval architecture and marine engineering.

                Let’s dive into her incredible journey !

                Born in Genoa, Italy, Carola’s passion for the water began early through years of dedicated swimming.

                Fluent in Italian, English, German, and French, Carola’s linguistic prowess reflects her passion for connecting with diverse maritime communities.

                Her journey started at RINA Classification Society, where she conducted surveys and refits on yachts between Tuscany and the South of France. Yachting became her first love.

                In 2018, Carola joined Lloyd’s Register, overseeing five shipyards in Tuscany as a site surveyor and project manager for new build yachts and passenger vessels. An opportunity to witness the entire delivery process, bridging the gap between owners and shipyards.

                In 2020, she returned to Genoa as LR team leader, steering a team of three surveyors in the construction of Seabourn project. Two luxury expedition sister ships, navigating the complexities of DP and Polar Code compliance at T. Mariotti shipyard.

                Carola has 9 years of expertise in naval architecture and marine engineering.

                Let’s dive into her incredible journey !

                Born in Genoa, Italy, Carola’s passion for the water began early through years of dedicated swimming.

                Fluent in Italian, English, German, and French, Carola’s linguistic prowess reflects her passion for connecting with diverse maritime communities.

                Her journey started at RINA Classification Society, where she conducted surveys and refits on yachts between Tuscany and the South of France. Yachting became her first love.

                In 2018, Carola joined Lloyd’s Register, overseeing five shipyards in Tuscany as a site surveyor and project manager for new build yachts and passenger vessels. An opportunity to witness the entire delivery process, bridging the gap between owners and shipyards.

                In 2020, she returned to Genoa as LR team leader, steering a team of three surveyors in the construction of Seabourn project. Two luxury expedition sister ships, navigating the complexities of DP and Polar Code compliance at T. Mariotti shipyard.>

                Proudest Professional Moment

                I was very happy when, after the delivery of the last big NB project, both shipyard and Owner were thankful and recognised that I had been helpful and contributed to the successful delivery of the vessel, also because of continuous efforts to keep open and positive communication between all parties, I was proud to hear my work was an added value.

                Professional Mantra

                Be here now. A gentle self-reminder to avoid multitasking inclination and allow people around me to have 100% of my attention.

                Biggest Professional Gripe

                Arrogance, prevarication and bad manners in general. There is nothing that cannot be said with a smile and kindness.

                Anything which is outdoor or on the water – In the summer/springtime as soon as I finish working, I go Stand Up Paddling on the coast or hiking with my dogs to retrieve peace and quiet (a blondie 12 year old Golden Retriever named Grace and a teenager Australian shepherd named Giano) and on my vacations I always bring my kite gear with me in case of wind…

                In winter/autumn time I love skiing or doing snowshoes activities, but I also spend lot of time knitting while watching tv series on the couch.

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                  Gavin Hall

                  Sales Manager

                  • Experience: 20 years – RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore (sail), RYA Cruising Instructor (sail)
                  • Languages:English (native) French

                  Gavin, originally from rural Gloucestershire, UK, developed a passion for water and boats early on. Graduating from Warsash Maritime Academy with a HND in water-based management, he delved into training and developing water-based activities along the South Coast of England. His skills led him to the laser centre in Banbury, where he collaborated with the marketing and sales team to establish a dominant market share in performance sailboats.

                  Gavin’s affinity for building and nurturing relationships propelled him into roles in Marine Electronics and a six-year venture in the West Indies overseeing the repair and distribution of North Sails across the Caribbean. He later relocated to Antibes, France, where he took on the challenge of managing an engineering company for superyachts. Later specializing in ropes and rigging and serving as a commercial representative for a superyacht maintenance and refit operation in Marseille.

                  After spending five years working in the Australian marine industry in Sydney, Gavin has returned to the Riviera to lead business development for JMS.

                  With a diverse background spanning training, sales, and management in various water-based sectors globally, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to his role, combining his love for the sea with business expertise.

                  Gavin, originally from rural Gloucestershire, UK, developed a passion for water and boats early on. Graduating from Warsash Maritime Academy with a HND in water-based management, he delved into training and developing water-based activities along the South Coast of England. His skills led him to the laser centre in Banbury, where he collaborated with the marketing and sales team to establish a dominant market share in performance sailboats.

                  Gavin’s affinity for building and nurturing relationships propelled him into roles in Marine Electronics and a six-year venture in the West Indies overseeing the repair and distribution of North Sails across the Caribbean. He later relocated to Antibes, France, where he took on the challenge of managing an engineering company for superyachts. Later specializing in ropes and rigging and serving as a commercial representative for a superyacht maintenance and refit operation in Marseille.

                  After spending five years working in the Australian marine industry in Sydney, Gavin has returned to the Riviera to lead business development for JMS.

                  With a diverse background spanning training, sales, and management in various water-based sectors globally, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to his role, combining his love for the sea with business expertise.

                  Proudest Professional Moment

                  In the aftermath of a Breezy day at Antigua Sailing Week, delivering a fully repaired spinnaker that had been shredded by a powerful maxi racing yacht. Facing an irreparable situation and time constraints, we worked tirelessly through the night with the boat crew. The owner’s overwhelming gratitude was evident as the boat triumphantly reached the start line the next morning with a full sail inventory. A gesture of appreciation followed, with the owner treating the team to a memorable evening of dinner and drinks!.

                  Professional Mantra

                  Live up to your standards and be true to your words.

                  Biggest Professional Gripe

                  Prejudice – Everyone should be given a “Fair go” embrace mutual respect & tolerance.

                  Passions & Pastimes

                  WING FOILING, SAILING, CYCLING

                  When Im not cycling around the riviera with Valbone Velo social club, I can be found on the water trying to master the art of wing foiling. Unfortunately, I am still unable to foil on port tack!

                  I love spending weekends either sailing or going away in the camper van discovering new anchorages & visiting small villages and towns.

                  When at home, nothing beats the camaraderie of watching a good game of rugby with mates, drinking a few beers & cheering for my favourite team Gloucester Rugby and Scotland!

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                    Ramon Mendoza

                    Operations Assistant

                    • Experience: Working on board yachts since 2017 (sail)
                    • Languages:English, Catalan and Spanish

                    We are thrilled to introduce you to Ramon, our newest addition to the fleet team support. Ramon brings a wealth of experience and passion for the sea.

                    Ramon has been navigating the waters of the yachting world since 2017, bringing 7 years of expertise to our team. From his beginnings as a deckhand to achieving the title of Chief Mate on ships up to 1600 GT, Ramon’s journey is as inspiring as it gets.

                    Fluent in English, Catalan, and Spanish, Ramon adds a multilingual flair to our team, ensuring smooth communication across borders and seas.

                    Despite facing a major back injury, Ramon’s determination and resilience shone bright as he fought his way back to the deck, proving himself as a true sailor and earning the role of Chief Mate. His mantra, “An hour of planning can save you ten hours of doing,” reflects his dedication to excellence.

                    Ramon firmly believes in the power of teamwork. For him, collaboration and support are not just buzzwords but essential elements for success in any endeavour.

                    When he’s not navigating the seas, you can find Ramon hitting the waves for a surfing session, enjoying a leisurely sail with friends, or exploring the mountains on a hiking adventure.

                    With professional degrees in Sea Transport and supervision of ship machinery and installations, Ramon’s expertise extends beyond the waves. From his first position as a deckhand on a sailing yacht to serving as a Chief Officer and Project Manager, his journey has been nothing short of remarkable.

                    As he embarks on his first shore-side job, Ramon brings with him a wealth of sea-faring wisdom and a fresh perspective to our team.

                    We are thrilled to introduce you to Ramon, our newest addition to the fleet team support. Ramon brings a wealth of experience and passion for the sea.

                    Ramon has been navigating the waters of the yachting world since 2017, bringing 7 years of expertise to our team. From his beginnings as a deckhand to achieving the title of Chief Mate on ships up to 1600 GT, Ramon’s journey is as inspiring as it gets.

                    Fluent in English, Catalan, and Spanish, Ramon adds a multilingual flair to our team, ensuring smooth communication across borders and seas.

                    Despite facing a major back injury, Ramon’s determination and resilience shone bright as he fought his way back to the deck, proving himself as a true sailor and earning the role of Chief Mate. His mantra, “An hour of planning can save you ten hours of doing,” reflects his dedication to excellence.

                    Ramon firmly believes in the power of teamwork. For him, collaboration and support are not just buzzwords but essential elements for success in any endeavour.

                    When he’s not navigating the seas, you can find Ramon hitting the waves for a surfing session, enjoying a leisurely sail with friends, or exploring the mountains on a hiking adventure.

                    With professional degrees in Sea Transport and supervision of ship machinery and installations, Ramon’s expertise extends beyond the waves. From his first position as a deckhand on a sailing yacht to serving as a Chief Officer and Project Manager, his journey has been nothing short of remarkable.

                    As he embarks on his first shore-side job, Ramon brings with him a wealth of sea-faring wisdom and a fresh perspective to our team.

                    Proudest Professional Moment

                    After experiencing a major back injury while working as a deckhand, I worked hard for 18 months to be fit again and fulfil my days as a sailor and become a Chief Mate on ships up to 1600 GT.

                    Professional Mantra

                    An hour of planning can save you ten hours of doing

                    Biggest Professional Gripe

                    “Lack of teamwork”, for me it is essential to work as a team and support each other no matter what role you have.

                    Passions & Pastimes

                    SURF, SAILING, HIKING

                    Lucia Badano

                    Fleet Manager, DPA & Project Manager (refit + new construction)

                      • Experience: 20+ Years
                      • Languages: Italian, English, German & Spanish
                      • Certificates: Naval Architect with certification in ISM, ISPS, MLC, Environmental

                    Lucia has worked most of her career in the yachting environment. As surveyor for RINA, Lloyds’ Register, Cayman Island and Isle of Man she dealt with all you can imagine in our business. From Plan Approval to new construction surveyor and existing ship surveyor.

                    To ensure her experience wasn´t solely yachts she has also worked for one year as super intendant for a bulker company in Italy. A lot of the world yachts are sailing around with her knowledge. From MY Serene to the new construction of SY Black Pearl, MY DAR and many more.

                    Lucia has worked most of her career in the yachting environment. As surveyor for RINA, Lloyds’ Register, Cayman Island and Isle of Man she dealt with all you can imagine in our business. From Plan Approval to new construction surveyor and existing ship surveyor.

                    To ensure her experience wasn’t solely yachts she has also worked for one year as super intendant for a bulker company in Italy. A lot of the world yachts are sailing around with her knowledge. From MY Serene to the new construction of SY Black Pearl, MY DAR and many more.

                    Passions & Pastimes

                    SPEED

                    “Speed, being it motorcycles, skiing or cars… my passion is to feel the power to accelerate and get rid of the rest… Downhill from the slopes or driving up a mountain in the curves. On the other hand, I love my peace and rest. Working in my garden or cuddling my cats.”

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                      Luca Mastrogiovanni

                      Yacht Manager

                        • Experience: 14 years
                        • Languages: Italian, English and French
                      Luca has over 14 years’ experience in refit project management and the yachting industry. Some of his impressive projects involved the management of MY Invictus, My Lumiere, SY M5 and many more!

                      Fluent in English, French and Italian, Luca has a strong interest in sustainability and innovation. In the past, Luca was a Captain Engineer on MY Noga and MY Sabbia which included a wide range of responsibilities such as defining the right type of vessel and shipyard, supervising the construction including the commissioning and technical acceptance and in charge of the technical decisions.

                      Outside of work, Luca is a thrill seeker racing motorbikes on tracks!

                      Luca has over 14 years’ experience in refit project management and the yachting industry. Some of his impressive projects involved the management of MY Invictus, My Lumiere, SY M5 and many more!

                      Fluent in English, French and Italian, Luca has a strong interest in sustainability and innovation. In the past, Luca was a Captain Engineer on MY Noga and MY Sabbia which included a wide range of responsibilities such as defining the right type of vessel and shipyard, supervising the construction including the commissioning and technical acceptance and in charge of the technical decisions.

                      Outside of work, Luca is a thrill seeker racing motorbikes on tracks!

                      Proudest Professional Moment

                      When NOGA, a Nauta Air 100’ built by Cantiere delle Marche, was launched after 2,5 years of construction. That moment represents all efforts, passion and challenges reward. Many others came while I was Captain of this yacht!

                      Professional Mantra

                      Memento Audere Semper – Gabriele D’Annunzio, 1918

                      Biggest Professional Gripe

                       The lack of respect.
                      Everyone deserves respect regardless of his role or status.

                      Passions & Pastimes

                      Motorbike racing on track, Dog training and Hard Hard Rock Music!

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                        Tom Vannieuwenhuyse

                        Fleet Manager DPA/CSO

                          • Experience: 11 years SEAGOING
                          • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Flemish (Dutch)
                        Tom sailed for 11 years from deckhand up to Captain on several yachts. He brings a wealth of practical experience with him from the industry.

                        Most recently, Tom was the Captain on MY North Star and has proven to be skilful, full of humour a nice person to work with.

                        JMS are delighted to welcome Tom on board.

                        Tom sailed for 11 years from deckhand up to Captain on several yachts. He brings a wealth of practical experience with him from the industry.

                        Most recently, Tom was the Captain on MY North Star and has proven to be skilful, full of humour a nice person to work with.

                        JMS are delighted to welcome Tom on board.

                        Proudest Professional Moment

                        I was promoted to Captain on a 65m MY at the age of 37, and it was with shaking legs that only a few weeks after that I told the owners that what their yacht really needed was an expensive and comprehensive 10 month refit. During the whole yard period, they never questioned my judgement and, although very challenging both in terms of budget and time, the refit was a great success. To see their smiles during the following season and to know that I had contributed to their happiness as a family was a priceless reward.

                        Professional Mantra

                        No matter how much money, you cannot buy time. In yachting we are entrusted with the owners’ and their families most valuable good, their quality time, and it is our job to try and make sure nothing interferes with that.

                        Biggest Professional Gripe

                         “But that is how we have always done it!”

                        Passions & Pastimes

                        Cycling: The more hills the better, and I like to go up, not down. Mallorca offers some incredible scenery to cycle through with numerous places to stop for some tapas in between.

                        Sailing: I have been sailing since before I could walk, something my whole family was introduced to by my father. I have countless memories of cruising on our small yacht in Holland and that is where it all started for me.

                        Hiking: I love being outdoors and being far away from it all. If I can light a bbq at the end of the day, even better!

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                          Hannah Duffy

                          Crew Recruitment

                            • Experience: Yachting – 5 years
                            • Languages: English
                          Born and raised in London, her teenagers years were spent working in high end London venues working amongst a family run hospitality team.

                          After sixth form she left to start her yachting journey which began in Palma. After several satisfying years of working her way up to second stew, Hannah decided to make the transition to land life.

                          Having always been a massive people person, with a heavy work ethic, Hannah is keen to still be linked to yachting by placing crew but is happy she won’t have to take another sea sickness tablet!

                          Born and raised in London, her teenagers years were spent working in high end London venues working amongst a family run hospitality team.

                          After sixth form she left to start her yachting journey which began in Palma. After several satisfying years of working her way up to second stew, Hannah decided to make the transition to land life.

                          Having always been a massive people person, with a heavy work ethic, Hannah is keen to still be linked to yachting by placing crew but is happy she won’t have to take another sea sickness tablet!

                          Proudest Professional Moment

                          When the owner heard that I had resigned after a few years on board, I was asked to work in the UK setting up an estate for the family. An owner recognising my high standards and professionalism- I was thrilled!

                          Professional Mantra

                          Don’t wish for it, work for it.

                          Biggest Professional Gripe

                           Ego’s and bad customer service. No thank you!

                          Passions & Pastimes

                          TRAVEL, MY FURBABY

                          “Did you know there’s girls out there that serve drinks on yachts and travel the world”. Moments later I had booked my STCW and left for Palma.

                          Whether it was swiffering a window looking out onto the ocean, stepping off on a fuel dock, or getting some down time in some really cool places, it all added to the global tick list and I loved that! It was also important for me to do some independent travelling so me and my partner bought a campervan (sleeping in another small space) to see some new sights and then booked some flights to Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

                          Years later after the travel bug calmed down, I acquired a fury son, named Biggie (yes after Biggie Smalls) and I am absolutely obsessed with him!

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                            Lisa STEELE

                            Crew Recruitment

                              • Experience: Yachting – 7 years
                              • Languages: English
                            Lisa grew up on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. She spent her youth exploring the nature and oceans NZ has to offer.

                            Lisa graduated university with a Bachelor in Business and went on to work for NZ leading magazine distributor.  After a few years Lisa decided it was time to explore the world and went to enjoy the winter working in the Canadian Rocky Mountains as a lift attendant on a ski hill.

                            She then flew onto London where she worked as a marketing executive for a publishing company for 3 years, while travelling throughout Europe whenever she could get the chance.

                            Lisa’s love of travel then took her onto the superyachts where she had a successful career working onboard a range of different superyachts, private and charter. Lisa spent her last few years onboard working as a chief stewardess, a position that she loved, she has now made her transition to land and is excited to use her experience to continue working in the industry as a Recruitment Consultant.

                            Lisa grew up on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. She spent her youth exploring the nature and oceans NZ has to offer.

                            Lisa graduated university with a Bachelor in Business and went on to work for NZ leading magazine distributor.  After a few years Lisa decided it was time to explore the world and went to enjoy the winter working in the Canadian Rocky Mountains as a lift attendant on a ski hill.

                            She then flew onto London where she worked as a marketing executive for a publishing company for 3 years, while travelling throughout Europe whenever she could get the chance.

                            Lisa’s love of travel then took her onto the superyachts where she had a successful career working onboard a range of different superyachts, private and charter. Lisa spent her last few years onboard working as a chief stewardess, a position that she loved, she has now made her transition to land and is excited to use her experience to continue working in the industry as a Recruitment Consultant.

                            Proudest Professional Moment

                            One of greatest accomplishments was when I progressed in my yachting career and became a chief stewardess, a goal that I had from the beginning of my yachting career.  The experience that I obtained from my yacht jobs prior to becoming a chief stew really helped me to understand what was needed to become a good chief stew, as well as learning how to problem solve and keep my team motivated and happy.  

                            Professional Mantra

                            Your decisions today define your tomorrow

                            Biggest Professional Gripe

                             Bad communication and people not doing what they say they will

                            Passions & Pastimes

                            YOGA, TRAVEL, FAMILY & FRIENDS

                            I love yoga – so much so  I am a qualified yoga instructor in Vinyasa and Prenatal yoga. I used to teach yoga to guests onboard in the most beautiful places around the world.

                            Travel! I love travelling around the world and exploring new places and cultures, as well as experiencing and trying all the different foods each place has to offer.

                            Spending time with my family and friends – One of my favourite things to do is spend time with my husband and our baby girl who is 8months old! We love to play games, enjoy the sun and enjoy good food together.

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                              Zoe Bolt-Falconer

                              Fleet Compliance Manager

                                • Experience: 10 years (Offshore)
                                • Languages: English & Dutch
                              I went to sea when I was 18 as a Merchant Navy Deck Officer Cadet. I spent 10 years at sea, working up to C/Off and SDPO and this was all in the offshore industry.

                              I was probably one of the first woman to gain an unlimited DPO certificate. I have worked on many different vessels: supply, survey, DSV, cable layers, salvage and flotels and for companies such as Stolt Offshore (now Subsea 7), Smit International and Prosafe.

                              In 2003 I came ashore and moved to The Netherlands. For the last 17 years I have worked in QSHE Dept for two Dutch Shipping companies, these being general cargo vessels. I was DPA, CSO and carried out the usual tasks related to this function: internal audits – vessels and office, ISM, ISPS, MLC , implementation of international and national regulations, accident investigation and more!

                              I am very excited to start this new chapter in my career with JMS and look forward to meeting you all soon.

                              I went to sea when I was 18 as a Merchant Navy Deck Officer Cadet. I spent 10 years at sea, working up to C/Off and SDPO and this was all in the offshore industry.

                              I was probably one of the first woman to gain an unlimited DPO certificate. I have worked on different vessels: supply, survey, DSV, cable layers, salvage and flotels and for companies such as Stolt Offshore (now Subsea 7), Smit International and Prosafe.

                              In 2003 I came ashore and moved to The Netherlands. For the last 17 years I have worked in QSHE Dept for two Dutch Shipping companies, these being general cargo vessels. I was DPA, CSO and carried out the usual tasks related to this function: internal audits – vessels and office, ISM, ISPS, MLC , implementation of international and national regulations, accident investigation and more!

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                                Miquel Sole Rebull

                                Technical Manager

                                  • Experience: 10 years in maritime industry
                                  • Languages: English, Catalan, French and Spanish. Miquel also has a fair understanding of Dutch

                                Born in Cambrils in Catalonia Miquel is currently living in the beautiful Tarragona area.

                                Miquel brings with him and incredible level of hands-on technical knowledge and a long list of academic qualifications; with two bachelor’s degrees: in Ship Systems & Propulsion, and in Nautical Science.  In addition, Miquel also has two master’s degrees in Marine Engineering and in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering.

                                His passion for the sea began at a very young age. Miquel started sailing on a small single-handed dinghy (Optimist) when he was only 8 years old. He then moved to the vaurien class. Miquel has been in many ranks and positions both onboard and ashore. From Cadet to Technical Superintendent. His first position on board was on a fishing trawler as a deckhand. A lot of hard work but rewarding!

                                Well-travelled, Miquel has cruised the Med, the Caribbean, the Atlantic, the North Sea, the Guld of Mexico, the Black Sea and the Japan sea. His favourite spot is the Marina port Tarraco, the unknown pearl of the Mediterranean Sea.

                                Born in Cambrils in Catalonia Miquel is currently living in the beautiful Tarragona area.

                                Miquel brings with him and incredible level of hands-on technical knowledge and a long list of academic qualifications; with two bachelor’s degrees: in Ship Systems & Propulsion, and in Nautical Science.  In addition, Miquel also has two master’s degrees in Marine Engineering and in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering.

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                                  James Kirby

                                  Fleet Manager

                                  • Experience:16 years from deckhand to Captain & 1 year as a Yacht Manager
                                  • Languages: English and Spanish, basic French and Italian
                                  James calls Barcelona home.

                                  Born in Nottingham, England and raised in Cambridgeshire, it has been over 20 years since he called the UK home.

                                  After concluding studies in Media, James found himself working on other shores in the USA and Norway in educational roles, before taking the leap into the seagoing side of the yachting industry in the early 2000’s.

                                  A decision that carved out a happy pathway to captaincy having moved through all the ranks up to Chief Officer at the100m level and Captain in the 60M range. His last command being on a 55M charter vessel. He attained an MCA master 3000GT licence amongst other relative qualifications, yet it was the working knowledge and experience gained over the last 10 years especially, on extremely busy dual season charter vessels, that helped him hone his skills to build sound practical knowledge of all things expected of a busy ISM/ISPS/MLC compliant vessel.

                                  “I was lucky enough to be a Captain in this dynamic, prestigious and exciting industry, which has helped mould and shape me for the next challenge – ashore in yacht management where i have been for the past year.”

                                  James calls Barcelona home.

                                  Born in Nottingham, England and raised in Cambridgeshire, it has been over 20 years since he called the UK home.

                                  After concluding studies in Media, James found himself working on other shores in the USA and Norway in educational roles, before taking the leap into the seagoing side of the yachting industry in the early 2000’s.

                                  A decision that carved out a happy pathway to captaincy having moved through all the ranks up to Chief Officer at the100m level and Captain in the 60M range. His last command being on a 55M charter vessel. He attained an MCA master 3000GT licence amongst other relative qualifications, yet it was the working knowledge and experience gained over the last 10 years especially, on extremely busy dual season charter vessels, that helped him hone his skills to build sound practical knowledge of all things expected of a busy ISM/ISPS/MLC compliant vessel.

                                  “I was lucky enough to be a Captain in this dynamic, prestigious and exciting industry, which has helped mould and shape me for the next challenge – ashore in yacht management where i have been for the past year.”

                                  Proudest Professional Moment

                                  This was a tough one to choose. On a personal level, it would be taking command for the first time as captain after many years of hard work. As a team, it would have to be the continuous feedback from guests/clients when they see the near impossible come to fruition.

                                  Professional Mantra

                                  Lead by positive example and do not ask of others, to partake in a task that you would not do yourself.

                                  Biggest Professional Gripe

                                  I would have to say negativity, as this can become contagious in certain environments and there is no place for it in a such a bright uplifting industry such as ours.

                                  Passions & Pastimes

                                  Spending time with family and friends

                                  Home and self-improvement (including language and cultural learning)

                                  General keep fit to engage in all sports, especially climbing, Paddle boarding, hiking and cycling.

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                                    Nick Gray

                                    President, JMS USA

                                      • Experience:18 years onboard & two years ashore teaching eight week deckhand academy and management
                                    We are delighted to introduce you to Nicholas Gray who has just joined as President of JMS USA, he has over 18 years’ experience in yachting including 2 years ashore.

                                    Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, Nick lived mostly in Tauranga, an amazing beach area. An incredibly active and passionate person who started sailing at 17 and completed all yacht courses to the Master 3000. He is also a certified Diving Instructor.

                                    Nick spent 1 year as a deckhand who then was promoted to his first mates job on a 135ft @lurssen, MY Blind Date and, thereafter, worked mostly on 160/170 ft but up to 240ft yachts.

                                    Well travelled, Nick has cruised the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, East Coast US, South Pacific, Central and South America; and now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

                                    During his spare time, Nick loves spending time with his children and loves to BBQ.

                                    We are delighted to introduce you to Nicholas Gray who has just joined as President of JMS USA, he has over 18 years’ experience in yachting including 2 years ashore.

                                    Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, Nick lived mostly in Tauranga, an amazing beach area. An incredibly active and passionate person who started sailing at 17 and completed all yacht courses to the Master 3000. He is also a certified Diving Instructor.

                                    Nick spent 1 year as a deckhand who then was promoted to his first mates job on a 135ft @lurssen, MY Blind Date and, thereafter, worked mostly on 160/170 ft but up to 240ft yachts.

                                    Well travelled, Nick has cruised the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, East Coast US, South Pacific, Central and South America; and now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

                                    During his spare time, Nick loves spending time with his children and loves to BBQ.

                                    Proudest Professional Moment

                                    Developing the syllabus for an 8-week deck hand academy, the emphasis was on learning practical skills as well as the knowledge to be able to join and work on a yacht and be an asset from day one. Being part of building the business from scratch and then teaching those classes the past year, seeing it all evolve.

                                    Professional Mantra

                                    Be the best you can be. Always try your hardest, be conscientious and proud of what you do, the results will show.

                                    Biggest Professional Gripe

                                    People not doing what they say they are going to do and always having an excuse.

                                    Passions & Pastimes

                                    BBQs, Rugby (All Blacks) & spending time with my two boys

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                                      Gianluca CIRILLO

                                      Technical Manager

                                          • Experience:7 (1 year as quality engineer at The Italian Sea Group, 1 year as Technical superintendent at Augustea Ship Management, 5 years as Marine surveyor at Lloyd’s Register)
                                          • Languages: Italian and English
                                      Gianluca’s career started in Malta at the Palumbo Shipyard as a Ship Repair Manager. After a busy time there Gianluca joined the yachting industry at The Italian Sea Group as a Technical and Quality Engineer, gaining huge experience in yacht construction.

                                      Following that, Ginaluca joined Lloyds Register for the next 5 years as a Marine Surveyor demonstrating his passion for the sea and the yachting world.

                                      Gianluca’s career started in Malta at the Palumbo Shipyard as a Ship Repair Manager. After a busy time there Gianluca joined the yachting industry at The Italian Sea Group as a Technical and Quality Engineer, gaining huge experience in yacht construction.

                                      Following that, Ginaluca joined Lloyds Register for the next 5 years as a Marine Surveyor demonstrating his passion for the sea and the yachting world.

                                      Proudest Professional Moment

                                      The best result in my career, at the moment, was reached at the delivery of 150T Bollard pull Anchor handling tug Carlo Martello following the yard period in Dubai.
                                      45 days busy on site with MMEE and AAEE complete overhaul and lots of other structural jobs… yard preparation and site jobs management represents the proudest goal of my career

                                      Professional Mantra

                                      Seek luck in yourself and in your deeds…be bold

                                      Biggest Professional Gripe

                                      Lack of manners and respect…scream? Bye! See you tomorrow

                                      Passions & Pastimes

                                      Playing tennis, Skiing, Football with friends, until the knee injury!

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                                        Richard FORWARD

                                        Fleet Manager

                                        • Experience:13 years on yachts, 10 years shore-based
                                        • Languages: English mother tongue, French conversational
                                        I sailed 140,000 miles during my career, all over the world including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific & Indian Oceans, on Motor and Sailing Yachts between 46 and 75 metres. Highlights were Alaska, French Polynesia, The Maldives, Singapore, Fiji, New York, Maine and the Panama and Suez Canals.

                                        I’d love to do a couple more transits of the Gibraltar and Messina Straits for the navigational challenge.

                                        I sailed 140,000 miles during my career, all over the world including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific & Indian Oceans, on Motor and Sailing Yachts between 46 and 75 metres. Highlights were Alaska, French Polynesia, The Maldives, Singapore, Fiji, New York, Maine and the Panama and Suez Canals.

                                        I’d love to do a couple more transits of the Gibraltar and Messina Straits for the navigational challenge.

                                        Proudest Professional Moment

                                        Seeing the fruits of the Owner’s dreams come alive as part of the build team of S/Y Twizzle at the Royal Huisman Shipyard. Twenty months of intense learning, planning and negotiations culminating in the launch of a spectacular yacht which remains timelessly elegant over ten years later.

                                        Professional Mantra

                                        Lead from the Front.

                                        Biggest Professional Gripe

                                        Disorganisation

                                        Passions & Pastimes

                                        Cycling in the hinterland of Nice has rekindled something I used to love when I was a teenager

                                        Gardening. Nothing tastes better than home grown veggies!

                                        Travel. I don’t get to do enough these days, but I was so lucky to have lived various owners’ dreams for 13 years, and have visited some spectacular places during and since my sea-going career

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                                          Eric PIALLES

                                          Fleet Manager

                                          • Experience: 45 years at sea – Commercial, Research Vessels, Cruise Ships & 17 years on superyachts
                                          • Languages: English, French & Italian
                                          After 45 years at sea: sailing at the surface, discreetly cruising underneath or monitoring the traffic from above; it is just about time to see it from another angle.

                                          Eric has a wide experience of the maritime industry built through Man of War, commercial ships (from cruise ships to tankers and research vessels), Tall Ships, and yachts for the past 17 years. His career has been rewarded recently by the French Government with the Maritime Merit Medal.

                                          Instead of retiring quietly in a remote place, he has just subscribed for a new 45 year’s ticket to enjoy life at full speed and try to make the best of it! He will fly again above lands and oceans, sail with the sailing boat he built myself, explore the seabeds diving or surf along the coastlines, and then switch from one activity to the other riding a motorcycle.

                                          After 45 years at sea: sailing at the surface, discreetly cruising underneath or monitoring the traffic from above; it is just about time to see it from another angle.

                                          Eric has a wide experience of the maritime industry built through Man of War, commercial ships (from cruise ships to tankers and research vessels), Tall Ships, and yachts for the past 17 years. His career has been rewarded recently by the French Government with the Maritime Merit Medal.

                                          Instead of retiring quietly in a remote place, he has just subscribed for a new 45 year’s ticket to enjoy life at full speed and try to make the best of it! He will fly again above lands and oceans, sail with the sailing boat he built myself, explore the seabeds diving or surf along the coastlines, and then switch from one activity to the other riding a motorcycle.

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                                            George Peacock

                                            Yacht Accountant

                                            We are pleased to introduce you to George Peacock, the newest member of our team. George is based in our Brighton office within the yacht accounting department.

                                            ” I love watching and playing football. Although I do not play as much as I’d like to anymore, football has always been a huge passion of mine. Other past times include the gym, exercising and being outdoors. Being in a good routine and working out helps encourage a positive mentality which I can translate into other aspects of my day-to-day activities.”

                                            “Spending time with friends and family is also an important part of my life. Having great people around you and being able to have a good laugh is vital!”

                                            “I am very excited to start this new chapter in my career with JMS and look forward to meeting you all soon.”

                                            We are pleased to introduce you to George Peacock, the newest member of our team. George is based in our Brighton office within the yacht accounting department.

                                            ” I love watching and playing football. Although I do not play as much as I’d like to anymore, football has always been a huge passion of mine. Other past times include the gym, exercising and being outdoors. Being in a good routine and working out helps encourage a positive mentality which I can translate into other aspects of my day-to-day activities.”

                                            “Spending time with friends and family is also an important part of my life. Having great people around you and being able to have a good laugh is vital!”

                                            “I am very excited to start this new chapter in my career with JMS and look forward to meeting you all soon.”

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                                              Harry Plested

                                              Accounts Assistant

                                              Born and Raised in South London, I moved down to the South Coast in my early teenage years, and immediately fell in love with the freedom, the fashion and most importantly the sea!

                                              With every opportunity I have had, whether it be abroad or on home soil, I have tried to get out on the sea and soak in the endless ocean and calmness of the waves. I am an avid traveller and recently was lucky enough to spend a week in Malta with roasting hot weather and beautiful seas, easily my favourite travel destination thus far.

                                              I was previously working for a large international fashion retailer Boohoo, and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. It really helped to grow my passion for the industry and my own creativity with style.

                                              I am excited to start this chapter of my career and am looking forward to learning and soaking up as much knowledge as possible

                                              Born and Raised in South London, I moved down to the South Coast in my early teenage years, and immediately fell in love with the freedom, the fashion and most importantly the sea!

                                              With every opportunity I have had, whether it be abroad or on home soil, I have tried to get out on the sea and soak in the endless ocean and calmness of the waves. I am an avid traveller and recently was lucky enough to spend a week in Malta with roasting hot weather and beautiful seas, easily my favourite travel destination thus far.

                                              I was previously working for a large international fashion retailer Boohoo, and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. It really helped to grow my passion for the industry and my own creativity with style.

                                              I am excited to start this chapter of my career and am looking forward to learning and soaking up as much knowledge as possible

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                                                Dimitris Frosynos

                                                Accounts Assistant

                                                I was born in Athens and as a teenager I was fascinated by all kind of engineering. When I was 18 years old I started working as a concrete plant operator and a sourcing assistant.

                                                For the past 20 years I managed to expand my small company to new industrial niche markets as well as to turn the family business to a vertically integrated firm. Furthermore, I enjoyed a lot being responsible for the CRM implementation and advancement of plans and strategies, retaining existing customers and gaining new ones, and carrying out tasks related to project management and internal audits as a safety and health engineer.

                                                However, accounting was always one of the critical fundamentals in business that I hadn’t ever the opportunity to deal with it in depth. So, here I am, feeling thrilled for this amazing opportunity given to me to contribute as much as I can to minor accounting administrative tasks initially and learning how to follow step by step the ‘JMS Accounts Team’ best practice and outstanding performance.

                                                I was born in Athens and as a teenager I was fascinated by all kind of engineering. When I was 18 years old I started working as a concrete plant operator and a sourcing assistant.

                                                For the past 20 years I managed to expand my small company to new industrial niche markets as well as to turn the family business to a vertically integrated firm. Furthermore, I enjoyed a lot being responsible for the CRM implementation and advancement of plans and strategies, retaining existing customers and gaining new ones, and carrying out tasks related to project management and internal audits as a safety and health engineer.

                                                However, accounting was always one of the critical fundamentals in business that I hadn’t ever the opportunity to deal with it in depth. So, here I am, feeling thrilled for this amazing opportunity given to me to contribute as much as I can to minor accounting administrative tasks initially and learning how to follow step by step the ‘JMS Accounts Team’ best practice and outstanding performance.

                                                Passions & Pastimes

                                                I adore walking with my family in the Great Wood area of the wonderful Stanmer Park. There are a lot of different routes that explore glorious woods spread around the park. After appreciating the fresh air and feeling the importance of nature we are having enjoyable moments into the heart of the pretty village of Stanmer with its church and tea rooms.

                                                Apart from walks, I enjoy playing the piano which is actually a great motive for inviting my friends and singing together on Saturday nights.

                                                During summertime, sunny days allow me to swim in Rottingdean’s sea waters, short distances of two miles maximum. Swimming in the sea increases my feelings of happiness and wellbeing exponentially.

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                                                  Lucas Jarman

                                                  Accounts Assistant

                                                  We are thrilled to welcome Lucas Jarman to the JMS Yachting family as our new Accounts Assistant! With 1 year of experience in the finance world, Lucas brings a fresh perspective and a passion for excellence to our team.

                                                  Based in Brighton, Lucas grew up surrounded by the sea, making his transition to the yachting industry a natural fit. A business management graduate from Liverpool John Moores University, his journey from a paper route to a Finance Assistant role in Horsham, West Sussex, showcases his dedication and determination.

                                                  Lucas’s proudest professional moment was graduating from university and landing his first finance role, setting the stage for a promising career. His mantra? “Every day is a new opportunity to do something amazing, go for it!”

                                                  Lucas values effective communication in a team and believes it’s the key to success in any industry. Outside of work, he cherishes spending time with family, often travelling to Spain to enjoy the sunshine and delicious Spanish cuisine.

                                                  A sports enthusiast, Lucas can talk endlessly about football, F1, tennis, and cricket. His love for traveling has taken him across Europe, and his next goal is to explore different continents and immerse himself in diverse cultures.

                                                  We are thrilled to welcome Lucas Jarman to the JMS Yachting family as our new Accounts Assistant! With 1 year of experience in the finance world, Lucas brings a fresh perspective and a passion for excellence to our team.

                                                  Based in Brighton, Lucas grew up surrounded by the sea, making his transition to the yachting industry a natural fit. A business management graduate from Liverpool John Moores University, his journey from a paper route to a Finance Assistant role in Horsham, West Sussex, showcases his dedication and determination.

                                                  Lucas’s proudest professional moment was graduating from university and landing his first finance role, setting the stage for a promising career. His mantra? “Every day is a new opportunity to do something amazing, go for it!”

                                                  Lucas values effective communication in a team and believes it’s the key to success in any industry. Outside of work, he cherishes spending time with family, often travelling to Spain to enjoy the sunshine and delicious Spanish cuisine.

                                                  A sports enthusiast, Lucas can talk endlessly about football, F1, tennis, and cricket. His love for traveling has taken him across Europe, and his next goal is to explore different continents and immerse himself in diverse cultures.

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                                                    Sarah Jane BELL

                                                    Recruitment Consultant

                                                    Sarah-Jane grew up in the City of Sails, Auckland New Zealand. She worked in the Fashion Industry as a Retail Buyer for 10 years, travelling to China, the UK, Canada and USA on business. Following this, a friend introduced her to the world of yachting where she took the leap in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. Working her way up from stewardess to chief stewardess, she also has 4 years shore side experience as a yacht recruiter in Monaco and France.

                                                    Now with a young daughter and a partner who is still active in yachting as Senior Crew, she has settled in the Channel Island of Guernsey where she is looking forward to continuing and progressing her shore side career in recruitment.

                                                    Sarah-Jane is known for her affable friendly nature, professional demeanour, and ability to communicate at all levels.

                                                    Sarah-Jane grew up in the City of Sails, Auckland New Zealand. She worked in the Fashion Industry as a Retail Buyer for 10 years, travelling to China, the UK, Canada and USA on business. Following this, a friend introduced her to the world of yachting where she took the leap in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. Working her way up from stewardess to chief stewardess, she also has 4 years shore side experience as a yacht recruiter in Monaco and France.

                                                    Now with a young daughter and a partner who is still active in yachting as Senior Crew, she has settled in the Channel Island of Guernsey where she is looking forward to continuing and progressing her shore side career in recruitment.

                                                    Sarah-Jane is known for her affable friendly nature, professional demeanour, and ability to communicate at all levels.

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                                                      Dawn FARARA-LINE

                                                      Recruitment Consultant

                                                      We are pleased to introduce you to our Dawn Farara-Line who has just joined JMS Careers in Palma as a Recruitment Consultant. A real people person with an acute eye for detail!

                                                      Born in Canada and raised in Antigua. Dawn crossed the Atlantic on a 50’ sailing boat at the age of 19 from Antigua to Palma. Her first position on board a yacht was as a watchkeeper.

                                                      Dawn lived and worked in London in her 20s. She then returned to Antigua to work on the private island called ‘Jumby Bay’ where she met her husband and moved thereafter to Italy where his boat was based.

                                                      Dawn enjoys spending time with her 3 year old daughter and husband outdoors and travelling; they love exploring new places. The family has also expanded with a sausage dog and two cats!

                                                      Currently based in Palma, Mallorca – A hard-working lady with great interpersonal skills and experience on board yachts. She will without a doubt be a great contribution to our expanding recruitment team and a strong asset for captains and owners to assist to propose crew compatible with the philosophy of the yacht.

                                                      We are pleased to introduce you to our Dawn Farara-Line who has just joined JMS Careers in Palma as a Recruitment Consultant. A real people person with an acute eye for detail!

                                                      Born in Canada and raised in Antigua. Dawn crossed the Atlantic on a 50’ sailing boat at the age of 19 from Antigua to Palma. Her first position on board a yacht was as a watchkeeper.

                                                      Dawn lived and worked in London in her 20s. She then returned to Antigua to work on the private island called ‘Jumby Bay’ where she met her husband and moved thereafter to Italy where his boat was based.

                                                      Dawn enjoys spending time with her 3 year old daughter and husband outdoors and travelling; they love exploring new places. The family has also expanded with a sausage dog and two cats!

                                                      Currently based in Palma, Mallorca – A hard-working lady with great interpersonal skills and experience on board yachts. She will without a doubt be a great contribution to our expanding recruitment team and a strong asset for captains and owners to assist to propose crew compatible with the philosophy of the yacht.

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