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Triton networks with Denison Yachts Crew Division

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Date(s) - Feb 3, 2016
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Marina Boathouse Fort Lauderdale


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Join the Triton to network with Denison Crew on Feb. 3 in Ft. Lauderdale. Captains, crew and the yachting industry are invited to the free event to learn more about crew services while enjoying a snack and beverage. Until then learn more from Jackie Guenther and Jill Maderia in the Ft. Lauderdale office.

  • Please tell us about Denison and the crew division.

Denison Yacht Sales, based in Ft. Lauderdale, is uniquely positioned to provide services that are all encompassing. Whether purchasing a boat, scheduling a charter, or finding crew, clients can accomplish everything under one roof.  With an unrivaled family history since 1948, the Denison family has been trusted in the yachting community. With decades of experience, numerous industry contacts and a passion for yachting, it was a natural progression that led to our crew placement division. Our platform for crew and employers will provide an interactive way to connect.

  • Who will crew work with?

Jackie Guenther, yacht charter manager and crew placement and Jill Maderia with the crew division. Our crew coordinators have either worked on boats or have placed crew on boats, so they understand and can relate with the process a vessel and crew go through. Whether it is up-to-date information about the industry or tips to enhance the overall experience, we are always eager to be a resource to crew.

Jackie Guenther, yacht charter manager and crew placement and Jill Maderia with the crew division at Denison Yacht Crew

Jackie Guenther, yacht charter manager and crew placement and Jill Maderia with the crew division at Denison Yacht Crew

  • Where are you located?

We are in the Quay in Suite 131 A and will soon move our permanent home in Suite 119, just next to Boatyard. We will host our networking event on the rooftop at the Marina Boathouse Fort Lauderdale at 1601 SE 16th St., Ft. Lauderdale (33316). It‘s just a short walk from our office.

  • What sets your crew agency apart?

Often, it can feel like a full time job registering and managing your crew profiles, so we have streamlined the process with a user-friendly and easy-to-use Web site. Crew can navigate potential opportunities with interactive profiles. We create a distinct way to help crew market themselves during their job searches. Whether you are a chef with an array of food photos or a stew with artistic table settings and flower arrangements, you can show off your creativity with a crew album or a video profile (coming soon).

In addition to our Web site, we have started a series of training webinars for crew. The first one was on how to write a great yachting CV. We typically host these with a guest speaker who is an expert in the industry. Our next webinar, on January 27, will be Coffee Basics, featuring Dan Franklin from BREW Next Door. We look forward to hosting in-house trainings as well. We have so many fun and educational events to come for crew.

  • How should crew use your services (online, in person, social media)?

We have a new, fresh database and easy to use Web site.

Crew can register at Crew can ‘like’ Denison Crew on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @CrewDenison and Instagram at

  • What advice do you recommend to crew?

The best advice is to always remain professional, whether you are working at an event or staying in a crew house, you never know where your next job will come from. The manner in which you conduct yourself outside of work is telling how you will be as an employee.

  • What trends are you seeing with yacht crew?

We have noticed crew are setting themselves apart by upgrading their skills. Whether it’s training courses for wine or table settings or upgrading a ticket, having advanced or unique certifications could mean getting hired or not.

  • What do you recommend for a good CV?

The best thing we can recommend for CVs would be to keep it concise and easy to read. Those in charge of hiring receive several applicants. Invest in yourself and have a professional in the industry review it. Friends and family are great, but unless they work in the yachting industry, they are probably not experts at knowing what captains and owners are looking for. Our webinar was informative and we will host a follow up one again.

  • Look the part and have a professional headshot
  • Target your audience when applying for a position
  • Have a clear objective with the position you are seeking
  • Check grammar and typos, have a professional review your work
  • Check for correct contact details – Make sure your phone number and e-mail are up to date.

For more information, contact, a division of Denison Yacht Sales, +1 954-278-9250, located in The Quay at 1515 SE 17th St., Suite 131A, Ft. Lauderdale, 33316. The event will be held at the Boathouse Fort Lauderdale at 6300 NE 1st Ave., Third Floor, Ft. Lauderdale (33334).

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