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Yachts Seahawk, Victory, AWOL, Joy, Jaguar win at MYBA show


By Dorie Cox

Yacht crew competitions continue to gain popularity during boat shows. This year, two new categories were added to recognize the work crew do during guest charters at the 30th MYBA Charter Show that ran April 23-26 in Barcelona.  Added to this year’s line-up was a new Meet and Greet competition as well as All Hands on Deck.

Judges said competition was tight with entrants in this year’s annual events, the Superyacht Chefs’ Competition and Tablescaping Competition. The winners are listed below.

Meet and Greet Competition

Yachts 56m and over: Capt. Dean Pilatti and crew on M/Y Jaguar

Yachts 43-55m: Capts. Simon Ladbrooke and Sean Read and crew on M/Y Elixir

Yachts up to 42m: Capt. Tristan Mortlock and crew on M/Y Awol

A special mention was awarded to Capt. James Carlyle and crew on M/Y Manifiq.

Superyacht Chefs’ Competition

Photo courtesy of MYBA

Winners were awarded prizes during a ceremony at the show on April 26 for the 2018 MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition for this year’s theme, Finger Food.

  • Yachts 56m and over:
    1st Place:  Lauren Everet of S/Y Seahawk
    2nd Place: Toine Smulders of M/Y Sherakhan
    3rd Place: David Keates of M/Y Jaguar
  • Yachts 43-55m:
    1st Place: Andrea Compidonico of M/Y Victory
    2nd Place: Phil Wallis of M/Y Maraya
    3rd Place: Karlo Kaleb of M/Y Aiaxaia
  • Yachts up to 42m:
    1st Place: James Wright of M/Y AWOL
    2nd Place: Simon Whitelaw of M/Y Manifiq
    3rd Place: Benjamino Quinton of M/Y Heavenly Daze
    A special mention was awarded to Neil Walker of M/Y Elixir.
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