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diYachting Ltd

At diYachting we have unrivalled experience on CNB yachts, we were involved in the development, management and crewing of the CNB Bordeaux 60 since the inception of the brand "Bordeaux Yachts" in 2007. We were consulted on the project from very early on and were influential in the design and build stages of this exciting new yacht. In 2007 we were at CNB in Bordeaux for the final few weeks of build and the launch of the first CNB Bordeaux 60, "Sunbird" where we were contracted to CNB/Sunbird for 6 months to trouble-shoot this yacht and live aboard as full time crew, maintaining it and delivering it between boat shows and client appointments. At the end of 2007 we moved our attentions on to Bordeaux 60 Hull #2 which we were now project managing for a new private owner. Hull #2 was launched at the end of 2007 and handed over to the owner in January 2008 where it was named "Disco Inferno 3".

The new owner contracted diYachting to set this yacht up as a commercial charter venture as we had done with 2 previous yachts over the proceeding 10years. He then employed us to manage and crew the yacht. We successfully ran Disco Inferno 3 for 6 years covering nearly 40,000 nautical miles including 2 transatlantics. We now know all there is to know about the Bordeaux 60, we have detailed knowledge of it's mechanics, characteristics and history. In fact we have more hands on experience aboard the Bordeaux 60 than anyone else! Since stopping work full time on Disco Inferno we now run diYachting as a professional yacht management business offering management and maintenance, charter and WINTERvention packages which will take all the worry out of your yacht ownership allowing you to relax and enjoy your yacht while we take care of all the bits you don't have the time or inclination to do yourself. Our services don't stop here, we offer services covering pretty much everything to do with yachting. We have a comprehensive list of custom upgrades we can carry out to your yacht including; Sonos & Bose music systems, TV upgrades, computer and internet networks, Apple TV, Carbonautica carbon wheels, flagpoles, SatTV antenna posts and passerelles, Quooker boiling water taps, induction cookers and race specific instrument upgrades including B&G Deckman software on iPads. We also offer new sails from North Sails with specific IRC race optimised packages and we can set your boat up for MCA Coding and the ARC transatlantic. We offer a service that gives you so much more than Guardiennage and is significantly cheaper than hiring a full time crew.

The Team

Matt, director, is in charge of all diYachting's management & maintenance activities, he's the one you speak to about everything to do with your yacht, from cleaning and maintenance to the upgrades and modifications. Aged 45, Matt is a qualified Captain with an RYA Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor ticket and has sailed over 200,000 nautical miles in over 30 years of sailing. He has skippered 12 ARC transatlantics, 5 Fastnet races and has won trophies at over 30 prestigious regattas over the years. Aside from being a professional sailor for 20 years Matt has a degree in Law and in a previous life has worked in Banking and Life Assurance.
Liz, director, is in charge of the charter side of the business and will manage all that is involved in setting up your boat for charter, marketing her and taking the bookings, she is our in house web designer and you will also find her detailing the interiors of our managed yachts or knocking up a gourmet meal on board. Aged 39, Liz has sailed since a very young age having grown up by the sea in Southend in Essex, she has now sailed over 150,000 nautical miles and has worked together with Matt for 14 years. Liz is a superb chef and creates some amazing food on board for charter guests and owners alike. Before joining Matt and a life at sea Liz studied Tourism & Business at University in Bournemouth and worked for several years for Camp America in their London office.

Louise joined the diYachting team in June 2016, she is Matt's assistant, our travel planner and is first contact for the crew's looking for work. Louise is from Southend-on-Sea, was a sea cadet as a teen and studied at university in Southampton so has always been surrounded by the sea. Her career started in the property development industry where she worked as a directors PA and she joins us with a wealth of planning and organisation skills to get us all where we need to be in time!
Christina, the newest member of the team, is our PR and Marketing manager. Christina has worked in marketing industry for over 10 years, her background covers working in journalism and marketing positions both in-house at organisations such as; TUI Marine and IPC Media, as well as, working agency-side at The Marketing Kitchen, Force10 Marketing and PR & Food Matters. From a family of sailors, Christina has cruised and raced around the world.
Mimi the Frenchie, our moral manager, she's the one that keeps us smiling when the days are long, she welcomes all delivery drivers and kindly empties the waste paper bins!

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Contact us Call +44 (0) 1702 535 258 Email matt@diyachting.co.uk