Dean has been working on the water all of his adult life. After completing a six year apprenticeship and becoming a Waterman and Lighterman of the River Thames, he spent a number of years working on the River and at sea as a Captain and Chief Officer. Dean is well qualified and holds a commercially endorsed RYA Ocean master as well as a host of other yachting certificates. He has all of the sailing, navigation and maintenance skills required to ensure that guests on board Bare Necessities will be safe and will enjoy their cruise.
Dean is happy to give up the helm and allow those on board to do the sailing or he is equally happy to undertake the navigating and sailing allowing his guests to relax and enjoy all that this immaculately kept yacht has to offer.
Becky and Dean have been a team for the last 6 years sailing throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and America. Becky is well versed in all areas of hospitality and safety. On board she acts as a third crew member, assisting the Captain with sailing and docking but is primarily responsible for the safety and comfort of the guests. She is fully qualified in all aspects of food hygiene and galley operations.
Becky received her cookery training at Ashburton Cookery School, one of the UK’s top chef schools. Her breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are always a treat. Becky will assure you that your time onboard will be relaxing, enjoyable and entertaining.
Shannon the thrid mate grew up by the sea in Cornwall, England. She studied marine science at university and worked as a high ropes instructor before finding her passion for sailing. After that she sailed around the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Australia. Shannon holds a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore licence, amongst other maritime qualifications. She will be assisting the Captain in all aspects of running the deck, as well as helping provide high quality service.