Thank you to the GUEST Approved Trainers and sponsors for making this such a great event for all!

Check out the GUEST Workshop for Crew | Antibes | June 2017​​

Great fun at the Royal Hotel in Antibes on the 24th June 2017

check out past events

Thank you to the GUEST Partners

A small taster into some of the topics covered in the GUEST Program...

  • Service Styles
  • Team Building
  • Food Safety
  • Cabin Set Up & Turn Down
  • Cabin Etiquette & Eye for detail
  • Care and Maintenance of Surfaces
  • Laundry
  • Etiquette & Communication
  • Wine Appreciation & Food Pairing  

section 9

The Trainers

 Lynne Edwards: PYA Council Member and part of the GUEST Exec Committee and GUEST approved Trainer. Lynne holds an HND in Hotel Catering and Institutional Management, with 10 years on-board yachts and over 30 years’ experience in yacht-related, luxury hotel and villa management divisions. Currently is Senior Training Manager for The Crew Academy.

Peter Vogel: Part of the GUEST Exec Committee,  a GUEST approved trainer and Training Provider. Peter is a Mega yacht, Cruise and hospitality specialist. Currently Managing Director of LH (formaly ITY) Peter has over 21 years working on-board large yachts and cruise ships.


Georgie Vintner:  Part of the GUEST Exec Committee and a GUEST approved Trainer. Trained as a programme leader for Hospitality and Professional Cookery. Is currently the Training Consultant for the Cruise line industry, following her 9 year career as a Chief Stewardess in Yachting.

​​Kim Woodey:  CEO of KDW Training  a GUEST approved Trainer and Training Provider. With  9 years’ experience working on board luxury yachts and 5 years in teaching. Extensive experience in project management, teambuilding and high end service with previous formal training in Laundry, Valet Service, Flowers and Wine. 

Terry Gilmore:   Director of the Interior Training Academy and a GUEST approved trainer and Training Provider. With a career spanning over 40 years in the service and hospitality Industry to both Super Yachting & Private Homes, working for high-profile Owner and managing Private Estates.

Helen Brotherton:   Director of Fine Wine Works and a GUEST approved trainer and Training Provider offering GUEST Accredited Bartending & Mixology courses as well as being a Certified Educator for WSET®. Previous Restaurateur and Wine Merchant. Supplying Wines and Training in yachting  for over 10 years.

Sophie Leach:  GUEST approved Trainer employed by The Crew Academy. Sophie has 6 years  working in the yachting sector and over 15 years in land based hospitality.  With training in Wine and Hospitality Supervision.

White & Green


White & Green is a family company specialising in a new kind of luxury, that doesn’t cost the earth.

From bed sheets to throws, baby blankets to scarves, we use only the finest organic cotton. This creates luxuriously soft textures, free from harmful chemicals and dyes. Safer for the environment and safer for you.

We are also Fairtrade certified, guaranteeing safe labour practices, fair wages and community funding for all of our farmers and workers.

Tel: + 44 (0) 1 2390665

66 Upper George’s Street
Dun Laoghaire (Beside the People’s Park).

"  “We discovered these hidden truths about the cotton industry and we wanted to right these wrongs. We took two years researching factories, found an amazing 100% certified factory in India.
We launched White & Green in May 2017. 

It’s 100% organic and fair trade certified – we have gorgeous, luxurious bed lined and baby blankets."



Teslamall, in partnership with top designers, is dedicated to produce premium quality products using the best materials, for furnishing luxury yachts and fine homes. We work closely with numerous Italian & European companies to provide designers and consumers with special, high quality items and unique custom designed products.

Drawing on the decades of experience of Italian craftsmen, TeslaMall can provide the highest quality products in marble, wood or fabric to add that finishing touch to any room or outdoor space. Our products include, but are not limited to, custom furniture, lamps, stainless steel barstools and fine linens.
TeslaMall Ltd
Pendragon House
65 London Road
St Albans - Herts AL1 1LJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 77 95 470 470
Mob: +33 6 80 86 86 70

" Would you like to see your design realized? If so we are standing by to make your ideas reality. Whether it is exterior or interior seating, interior illumination or hand painted dinner service, Teslamall is ready to match your passion for detail and the finest luxury items. We look forward to working with you at Teslamall!"



The world’s first superyacht app built around the everyday needs of the yachting community. YACHTNEEDS provides geo-positioned ports, anchorages, jet-ski rules and local services: from florists to engine parts, from English speaking doctors to the best restaurants and bars.

Call Us On
 +377 97 97 27 74 
+33 640 611 013
Email [email protected]

" We have loads of great crew deals on the app every month for you guys to take advantage of.

Check out some of our current deals and simply type the company name into the YACHTNEEDS app to contact them direct."


Aqua Air 

Aqua Air has been established since 1994 as the sole commercial distributor for the Rainbow Cleaning System in the UK. Our experience in providing cutting edge cleaning equipment to commercial and domestic clients led us to identify that the majority of cleaning solutions available did not match the advance performance of the Rainbow.

So in 1995 we moved to develop a range of cutting edge, environmentally friendly and cost effective cleaning products to compliment the Rainbow Cleaning System.
In development, great care has been taken to ensure that our products are affordable, bio-degradable and non-toxic with exceptional cleaning performance.

We offer our products in a range of volumes and sizes to suit any customer.

Phone Number + 33 (0)6 79 82 88 20

Rainbow House
Denfield Smithy, Chester Road
Bucklow Hill
WA16 6RP

" The technology behind our cleaning solutions is second to none using advanced microbial science to combat dirt, grease and germs while being kind to the user and the environment. Our six unique solutions can be used throughout the home, for commercial and industrial applications. "


Boutsen Design 

Launched in January, 2016, Boutsen Design Yachting is the newest division of Boutsen Design and led by Executive Vice President Maxime Castellini-Ninio.

While Boutsen Design previously focused its expertise around the interiors of private aircraft and luxury residences, it has now expanded its vast creativity and design know-how into the yachting industry.

Whether for new projects or owners looking to enhance the existing concept of their yacht, Boutsen Design Yachting offers the complete service and variety of luxury products to create the perfect final touch. 

PHONE +377 93 30 84 46
EMAIL [email protected]

40, rue Grimaldi

" As the ‘go to’ partner in the design process, Boutsen Design Yachting supports global projects with bespoke luxury interiors for owners, yacht designers and shipyards worldwide. We are integrated into the creative project from the beginning, working in close collaboration with interior designers so as to effectively provide the appropriate finishing decorations."


Carmen Blike 

Carmen works with businesses desiring to convey a more human element to their brand. To not only show their competence but their approachability as well. 

For private clients – providing simple, sometimes playful,relaxed, real life portraits.  
With over 25 years of experience, and a few awards here and there, Carmen knows she can help you….even if you are a bit camera shy.

Carmen Blike, CPP
+33 (0)6 66 00 85 13
[email protected]

" My name is Carmen Blike, a certified portrait photographer with 25 years’ experience.  I work quickly to capture images that tell your story, to deliver your message."



Superyacht Operating Systems is a group of veteran yachting professionals who understand the needs and short comings of the yachting industry because they have been deeply involved in the operation, construction and refit of large and small yachts for over 25 years. Our services & products include:

Free Document Library
Never Write a Document from Scratch Again!

Loaded with professional documents, templates and checklists that have been honed by veteran yacht crew, this library provides the crew with a go-to place for all their documents. 

1326 SE 17th Street
Suite 261
Fort Lauderdale
FL 33316

Email: [email protected]

" Because every yacht owner and captain has different needs, every individual who subscribes to the site has the ability to become an author, so they can upload their documents into the shared database and be credited for their work. This shared database of quality operational documents allows professional yacht Captains and crew to select the format or wording they like best and then download and edit the document to fit their operation."