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SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef member – Motor Yacht My Spirit Crew have been nominated for the International ACREW Crew Awards!

The MaritimeMT Crew Awards have been developed to reward crew that have proven themselves to be the very best at their job. The Awards will be both a personal achievement and an industry-wide recognition of professional excellence.

“Spirit have always been a wonderfully accommodating supporter of the SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef’s annual familiarisation tours of the Great Barrier Reef region and have certainly played a huge element in its success!” said SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef manager and ex-superyacht Purser, Joanne Drake. “As projected, many famil guests have followed to book trips with the beautiful vessel post-attendance and have absolutely raved about the amazingly attentive service provided by the experienced crew! It’s all about the details – and these high-end travellers notice these succinct service technicalities and appreciate them 10-fold.”

“The Great Barrier Reef region offers world-class superyacht charter, with professionally experienced local crew, such as MY Spirit and unique world-class destinations for the discerning high-value traveller! said Carrie Carter, Chairperson of SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef. “All of this criteria as well as being an essential safe and secure port, adds up to providing an exceptional experience”.

What sets Spirit apart from other vessels is her crews experience, local knowledge and attention to detail. 

Her crew strive to give their charter guests the most amazing 5-star service and gourmet food, while also heroing local produce and supporting locals. Their main goal, along with high end service, is to help create unforgettable experiences, whether it is learning to dive or kiteboard, take in cultural and historical experiences in remote areas of the South Pacific Islands, or simply sipping creative cocktails in the Jacuzzi that have been matched perfectly to Chef Jo’s hors d’oeurves. It is all done with ease and professionalism.

Martin and Jo Captain Chef Team are proud to be representing Australia in this prestigious award.

Professional crew development and global events company, ACREW celebrates the 3rd Crew Awards ceremony with MaritimeMT as the new title sponsor. Award finalists and winners are invited to honour the best of the industry with us. The 2020 MaritimeMT Crew Awards will take place on 10th of October 2020 in the World Trade Center in Barcelona. This Gala Superyacht crew event promises to be a night to remember with 300 Crew and 200 ACREW Business members from around the globe attending.

Motor Yacht My Spirit have been Nominated for the “Best Charter Yacht Crew Award”
and also nominated in separate categories for:

Captain (master 3000 GT) Crew Award
Chef Crew award
Chief Stew Award

Please help by placing your vote for Motor Yacht My Spirit
Here is the link for voting:-


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Joanne Drake
SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef
Ph: +61 458 794 001

Carrie Carter
SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef
Ph: +61 429 391 046

Captain Martin Debanks and Chef Jo Debanks
Ph: +61 428 625 256


The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier is a non-profit, industry consortium, proactive in promoting the GBR region as the perfect home port for superyachts. It attends major boat shows around the world, such as The Monaco Yacht Show, Ft Lauderdale Boat Show, The Singapore Yacht Show and Rendezvous in Tahiti, Thailand and Fiji.  With the assistance of the Cairns Regional Council, Ports North and Tourism Australia the group also hosts numerous inbound familiarisation tours.