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Meet the Team


From Wanaka to
The World.

Based out of Wanaka, New Zealand with a growing worldwide team.

Founders, Tom and Don have both spent many years on sailing and motor yachts gaining an appreciation for the requirements and challenges encountered by today’s premier superyacht teams.

The growing team are made up of former Captains or Head of Departments so they speak your language and understand your needs. Not to mention, they are a bunch of good sorts as well.

Contact our friendly professional team today.

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Tom and Don circa 2008

Join The
YOA Team

Are you an experienced yachtie looking for a new challenge?

Our team is always growing and we love helping others make the transition to land life no matter where in the world you are based or travelling.

Working with YOA is an exciting way to remain in the industry, meet new people, utilize the network you have built over the years and remain in contact with yachties you have met along the way. If you’re a ‘people person’, love helping others and want to join an awesome team of good sorts, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Find out why our team (including those who had their own agencies prior) are enjoying being part of the YOA team.
Contact us today to discuss further.

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Jeane Wrigley


Auckland, New Zealand

Hi Everyone!
I have worked in the world of luxury hospitality for the past decade, with the last 7 years being spent in the super-yacht industry. My area of expertise onboard is in the administration team, having worked as Purser or Administration Stewardess for half of my career at sea. I have absolutely loved working as part of a yacht crew, and have absorbed a wealth of knowledge from my experiences over the years. The time felt right to transfer my skill set into a shore support role, and I move forward in my career with a strong sense of personal values and work ethics that I trust will be of benefit to all future connections and clients, and am excited to continue my journey in the industry from a new vantage point. I am passionate about helping others, and as a recruiter understand how important it is to build a sense of community, trust and respect in your on-board team. I am lucky to be part the YOA family of passionate and knowledgeable industry professionals, who continue to provide tailored recruitment and shore support for you and your teams.