Yacht Operations Manager
As Yacht Operations & Travel Manager, James works closely with Viking crew managed vessels and our marine travel clients. His main tasks are assisting Captains and their Head of Departments with any crew related support which includes planning, administration, training and travel requirements.
James has over 20 years experience delivering exceptional standards of service on Superyachts and Cruise Ships worldwide. During his career, he worked from Front of House on Cruise Ships, up to Hotel Manager. Then developing the hotel and hospitality operations as part of a team, for five Cruise Ships prior to their launch for Premier Cruise Lines of Miami.
James began his yachting career in 2001, where he gained a great understanding and appreciation for the yachting industry. James held the very busy role as Purser on a Superyacht prior to joining Blue Ocean Yacht Management in 2006 as their Fleet Personnel Manager.
James is very involved with the business development of the Viking Family’s range of products through his vast network within the yacht and commercial industries.
James deals with the PYA GUEST Interior Training.