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Camper & Nicholsons Crew Stars Award Ceremony

28th Sep 2016

The Monaco Yacht Show once again provided a glittering backdrop for the fourth annual Camper & Nicholsons Crew Stars awards ceremony. Hosted at the Monaco Yacht Club, the event was a tribute to the many hardworking crew members that are part of the Camper & Nicholsons family and was a celebration of the finest kind.

Held on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, Camper & Nicholsons crew joined the C&N team at the prestigious Yacht Club for a glamorous evening of fun and entertainment, with cocktails and music from renowned party band The Troubadours

Open to the crews on board all of the superyacht in the Camper & Nicholsons fleet, including those under Yacht Management and Charter Marketing, the awards recognise the talents of the fantastic crew and the hard work that can often be overlooked. Voting for this year's awards was by a panel of judges from four C&N departments including Crew Placement, Yacht Management, Retail Charter and Sales divisions. 

In addition to their awards and diplomas, winners also received prizes including a wine course from Riviera Wines, a night at Les Domaines de St Endreol Golfe & Spa Resort, a Fitbit from Global Marine Communications,  Menu Dégustation at La Mère Germaine Restaurant, a Harmonie Massage, a Dolphin Wear voucher, Riviera Gourmet Hamper, Holylake Sailing School course, and Pilates sessions. C&N would also like to thank the MDL Marinas Group and Cretan Olive Oil Export. 

The official Camper & Nicholsons Crew Stars 2016 winners are as follows:

All Stars Awarded for the best overall crew performance throughout the season - Winner: Resilience 

Judges comments: The crew of Resilience were awarded the All Stars award following consistent exceptional feedback from both charter guests and C&N's Yacht Management, Crew Placement and Charter Marketing divisions throughout a busy charter season. 

Rising Star Awarded to the most promising industry newcomer - Winner: Chef James Snelleman, Solis 

Judges comments: Chef James Snelleman was awarded the Rising Star award following his exemplary performance in the MYBA Superyacht Chef Competition after just two weeks on board Solis, for which he took first prize. James has also received fantastic feedback from both charter guests and Solis' four Owners for his culinary skills. 

Guiding Star Awarded to the best mentor throughout the seasons - Winner: Captain George Overend, Fountainhead; Runner Up Captain Sonya Meek, Eclipse

Judges comments: Captain George Overend was nominated by two crew members on board the charter yacht Fountainhead for his leadership skills, his kind-hearted approach, and his dedication. Feedback from C&N divisions was also superb. The voting was very close and Captain Sonya Meek on board Eclipse was also awarded for her dedication and outstanding contributions as Captain. 

Shining Star Awarded to crew member for their stand out performance over the seasonWinner: Chief Stewardess Naomi Pritchard, Solis 

Judges comments: Chief Stewardess Naomi Pritchard on board Solis was awarded the Shining Star award for her exemplary service. Joining the yacht at the beginning of the charter season, Naomi received fantastic feedback from all charter guests and Solis' four Owners, and took first place in the Myba Tablescaping Competition. 

The ceremony was the official conclusion to the Crew Stars 2016 which was launched during the Antigua Show 2015. Camper & Nicholsons would like to thank all our hardworking yachts for an exceptional season, as well as our sponsors for partnering with us to recognise and reward our true Crew Stars. 

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The ceremony was the official conclusion to the Crew Stars 2016 which was launched during the Antigua Show 2015. Camper & Nicholsons would like to thank all our hardworking yachts for an exceptional season, as well as our sponsors for partnering with us to recognise and reward our true Crew Stars.