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The first International Crew Awards will celebrate the hard work and skills required to excel on board megayachts.

Sponsored by ACREW, a Holland-based networking and professional development organization for captains and crew, the first awards ceremony is to be held at the close of the Med season, on Oct. 13, in Port Vauban, Antibes.

ACREW has partnered with Vauban 21, a megayacht marina in Antibes, to host the event, which will be a stylish black tie affair with a contemporary twist, according to ACREW.

The awards will be both a personal achievement and an industry-wide recognition of professional excellence, and are endorsed by the PYA. A rigorous nomination and voting process will identify the best crew professionals in yachting around the globe, according to ACREW, and the awards are open to all captains and crew in the megayacht sector.

Award categories include:

  • Captain (Master 3000GT)
  • Captain (Master Unlimited)
  • Best Charter Yacht
  • Best Private Yacht
  • Chief Stew
  • Stew
  • Purser
  • Chef
  • Chief Engineer & ETO
  • Engineer & ETO
  • First Officer
  • Deck
  • Leadership
  • Courageous
  • Sustainability
  • Team Player

For more information, visit acrew.com.

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