Dean has spent most of his adult life on the water. After completing a six-year apprenticeship, Dean worked as both a Waterman and Lighterman of the River Thames. Dean then spent a number of years working on the river and at sea as a Captain and Chief Officer. Well qualified and experienced, Dean holds a commercially endorsed RYA Ocean Master in addition to a host of other yachting certificates. Dean possesses all of the sailing, navigation and maintenance skills required to ensure that guests on board Bare Necessities remain safe and have a thoroughly enjoyable cruise. Depending on how you want your time at sea to go, Dean is happy to give up the helm and allow those on board to do the sailing or he is happy to undertake all the navigating and sailing himself so that his guests are able to relax and enjoy all that this immaculately kept yacht has to offer.
For the last six years, Becky and Dean have worked closely a team – spending thousands of hours sailing throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and America. Becky is well versed and experienced in all areas of hospitality and safety. On board she acts as a third crew member, assisting the Captain with sailing and docking; however, her primary responsibility is for the safety and comfort of guests. Becky holds qualifications covering all aspects of food hygiene and galley operations. She received her cookery training at Ashburton Cookery School – one of the UK’s leading chef schools. Her breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are always a treat. Becky will assure you that your time on board Bare Necessities will be relaxing, enjoyable and entertaining.