Dean has been working on the water all of his adult life. After completing a six year apprenticeship and becoming a Waterman and Lighterman of the River Thames, he spent a number of years working on the River and at sea as a Captain and Chief Officer. Dean is well qualified and holds a commercially endorsed RYA Ocean master as well as a host of other yachting certificates. He has all of the sailing, navigation and maintenance skills required to ensure that guests on board Bare Necessities will be safe and will enjoy their cruise.
Dean is happy to give up the helm and allow those on board to do the sailing or he is equally happy to undertake the navigating and sailing allowing his guests to relax and enjoy all that this immaculately kept yacht has to offer.
Becky and Dean have been a team for the last 6 years sailing throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and America. Becky is well versed in all areas of hospitality and safety. On board she acts as a third crew member, assisting the Captain with sailing and docking but is primarily responsible for the safety and comfort of the guests. She is fully qualified in all aspects of food hygiene and galley operations.
Becky received her cookery training at Ashburton Cookery School, one of the UK’s top chef schools. Her breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are always a treat. Becky will assure you that your time onboard will be relaxing, enjoyable and entertaining.
Louis has also completed a six-year apprentice and became a Freeman on the River Thames working in the commercial marine industry. His previous role before joining Oyster was crew on high-speed craft, this required particular attention to the safe operations of his vessel, crew, and passengers. These attributes will help ensure charter guests have a fulfilled and enjoyable time in a safe and comfortable environment. Louis has assisted with yacht deliveries with his brother Dean throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and New England and has a passion for sailing.