Category: The Best Captain Master Unlimited Superyacht Crew Awards 2023 Award Category

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The Captain (Master Unlimited) Crew Award recognises a Captain who has been proven to ensure safety onboard and moves with the times to tackle new challenges such as cyber security threats. This captain demonstrates excellent management skills for a large Crew and the yacht under command is excellently maintained and managed to the optimum standards. The Captain communicates effectively on all levels with contractors, crew, owners and guests. In regards to operations, safety, compliance and technology onboard are of paramount importance.

Judging criteria:

• Leadership

• Coaching

• Safety focus

• Team and guest focused

• Communication

• Planning

• Budgeting

• Decision making

• Project management

• Safe navigation and operation of the yacht

• Ensuring that the yacht is in all respects compliant with the relevant laws and regulations

• Hiring, leading, appraising and dismissal of crew

• Voyage planning

Award category sponsored by YPI CREW