ACREW Announces The Official Porto Montenegro X ACREW Crew Awards Winners

Hosted in Porto Montenegro on the 14th – 16th October 2022

About The Crew Awards

ACREW announced the results of the prestigious ‘Crew Awards 2022’, which took place in the world-renowned marina and luxury lifestyle destination of Porto Montenegro on 14th – 16th October 2022.  The official winners include ROMA for Best Charter Yacht, EOS for Best Private Yacht, and Kelly Gordon, Sean Read and Sebastian Gerards as the Best Captain Masters (of 500GT, 3000GT and Unlimited respectively), among a number of other prestigious award wins.

This year, they celebrated the 5th Edition of The Crew Awards with hundreds of crew and businesses in attendance. Superyacht captains, crew, the award nominees, and finalists were invited to attend a weekend full of activities in the Mediterranean’s luxury marina village. The theme was ‘A Knight to Remember’, giving those in attendance an evening to be treated like royalty, as they so deserve.

Tony Browne, Marina Director at Porto Montenegro, comments:

The yachting industry is built on a foundation of hard work behind the scenes. We are immensely grateful to our friends and partners at ACREW, for celebrating all levels of experience, giving captains and crew the visibility and credit that they deserve within the industry.

Tony continues: 

We were thrilled to host the Crew Awards here in Porto Montenegro for the first time in 2022. Both the marina services and the lifestyle amenities here are designed to create an exceptional experience, not only for owners and charter passengers, but for crew. As we take the time to recognise crew and their achievements, it feels only right that we host them here in Porto Montenegro, and show them a good time.”

After a three-year partnership with ACREW, the awards took place in Porto Montenegro, the world’s first platinum-status marina, located on the UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor. Last year, Porto Montenegro was one of the official Gold Sponsor of ACREW and presented with the prestigious award of ‘World Best Superyacht Marina,’ following their win of ACREW’s ‘Adriatic’s Best Superyacht Marina’ in 2020.

Onno Ebens, Managing Director at ACREW, comments:

“We are delighted to have hosted this year’s Crew Awards in Porto Montenegro. Nurturing, supporting and celebrating crew – and all those who contribute to our industry – is our passion, and we are proud to recognise 20 important categories.

“The diversity of the winners this year, reflects the many different elements that make up the yachting industry; a reminder that each and every individual is integral to maintaining the high standards that yachting is known for. 

“Porto Montenegro was a fitting setting for our Knight to Remember, offering adventure and luxury to all those who travelled to experience the awards.

The evening could not have gone ahead without Porto Montenegro, and our generous sponsors – but most importantly, I’d like to thank the ACREW community, who played the biggest role of all.”

2022 ACREW Crew awards winners
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The 2022 ACREW Winners Are:

Best Charter Yacht Crew Award

  • ROMA

Best Private Yacht Crew Awards

  • EOS

Captain Master Unlimited Award

  • Sebastian Gerads

Captain Master 3000GT Crew Award

  • Sean Read

Captain Master 500GT Crew Awards

  • Kelly Gordon

First Officer Crew Award

  • Alexis Hennion

Engineer & TEO Crew Award

  • Bruno Ferreira

Purser Crew Award

  • Michelle Maree

Chief Stew Crew Award 

  • Julia Dobrogorska

Chef Crew Award 

  • Ben Descoteau

Stew Crew Award

  • Monica Hiemstra

Deck Crew Award

  • Carmen Hooper

Entrepreneur Crew Award

  • Lauren Wardley

Duty of Care Crew Award

  • Kayla Viljoen

Mentorship Crew Award 

  • Rachel Cunningham

Environmental Crew Award 

  • Artefact

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Brendan O’Shannesy

Professional Development Award

  • Ondreij Cizmar

Junior Crew Award 

  • Melissa Beattie

Social Influencer Crew Award

  • Nina Wilson

Read more: It’s Time To Book Your Porto Montenegro ACREW Crew Awards Package

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