Vanessa calls upon a wealth of knowledge earned over her 19 years professional involvement in the yachting industry and through a lifetime of sailing.
While studying for a degree in Sports Psychology she combined her love of hospitality by crewing both on deck and as a hostess on board yachts in the Solent, UK. Vanessa then undertook the role of managing a busy Solent based bareboat and corporate charter company, implementing her degree by devising and facilitating team building and leadership programmes for high profile companies both on and off the water.
Tempted by travel Vanessa spent 7 years in yachting on deck and as a Stewardess, predominately Chief Stewardess managing crews and delivering high levels of personal service to guests on board a variety of yachts.
Vanessa views the trusting relationships built with her owners as truly valuable and feels incredibly fortunate to have supported them in many other aspects of their lives such as setting up private households, organizing events and managing staff.
In 2006 Vanessa came ashore to continue the management of her last yacht while concurrently engaged as a consultant by UKSA to write and co-ordinate their now incredibly successful Superyacht Interior courses for those wishing to enter the superyacht world as a stewardess or steward. Vanessa enjoys the challenge of taking a project and co-ordinating it seamlessly through to the end.