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ABOUT THE YACHT LIFE

Experience, knowledge, and excellence are what set us apart.

Our story like no other

Based in Sydney, The Yacht Life is the leading agency for luxury yacht travel and charter events in Australia and the South Pacific. Brought together by over a decade of first-hand industry experience, our passion, expertise, and unwavering dedication to the highest standard of customer service is what sets us apart.

Beyond delivering second-to-none customer service, our access to an expansive fleet of superyachts coupled with our ability to coordinate bespoke itineraries worldwide is simply unrivalled. We leverage our global network to create the perfect experience tailored to your desires.

Our approach

Yachting is seen as the pinnacle of luxury. Whether you’re mesmerised by the pristine waters of the The Mediterranean or enjoying a sun-drenched afternoon of champagne sailing around Sydney Harbour – there’s simply something special about being on the water. At The Yacht Life, we create unforgettable yachting experiences.

Step into your own private world of luxury, explore endless stretches of secluded beaches or choose a truly unforgettable location for your wedding or corporate function, indulging your guests in world-class service. Whether you’re after a few hours, a few days or a few weeks on a yacht – we are experts when it comes to coordinating and facilitating every last detail.

You have the opportunity to be as involved in the planning or hands-off as you like. Either way, you can put your trust in The Yacht Life team to deliver. We’re personable, accommodating and always go the extra mile for our clients.

From the first enquiry to the event or escape itself, our entire team is committed to understanding and bringing your vision to life. Communication is at the heart of how we operate; we’re meticulous in our approach and never compromise on quality. Our mission to make your yachting experience unforgettable is underpinned by our dedication to meeting and exceeding your expectations.

Meet the team

Joey Crútch

Joey Dunleavy

Co-Founder
Managing Director

Joey entered the yachting industry in 2012 as a stewardess working for the most prestigious charter yachts in the world. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean six times and travelling the world, Joey was drawn home to Sydney in January 2018 to start her new career as a Charter Broker.

Her passion for the industry, experience and diverse skill set has proven to be an asset for the company. You will feel at ease with Joey as she is known to be a breath of fresh air, ambitious and can identify opportunities and cater to them in her own unique way.

She has a unique capacity to understand the needs of owners, management companies and charter customers. Her broad industry experience, and reputation for discretion and excellence in customer service, are incredibly important to her when it comes to select clients that are utilizing our services.

Joey believes to be the best planner requires thinking differently and staying highly organised; it’s about staying ahead and anticipating what’s to come. She is dedicated to making your luxury superyacht experience accessible, flawlessly executed, and personalized down to the finest details, making your bespoke experience one to remember.

In her spare time, you will find Joey swimming, surfing and exploring new destinations to absorb its local culture, cuisine and unique experiences first-hand for her clients.

Sam Dunleavy

Co-Founder
Managing Director

Sam started his yachting career in 2013 onboard a 30m private yacht cruising the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Islands in New Zealand. From there, he crossed the Tasman Sea and experienced cruising the natural beauties of Australia’s Hamilton and Whitsunday Islands.

Intrigued by what lay further afield, Sam headed to the Mediterranean, working on a 65m Superyacht. He was able to experience everything it had to offer, from the French Riviera and Amalfi coast to the Islands of Greece and Spain. Cruising the Mediterranean in the Northern summer then crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the white sandy beaches and coconut trees of the Caribbean Islands for the Northern Winter.

Following his yachting career, Sam returned home to Waiheke Island, New Zealand, where he was raised, to resume the role of the chief winemaker handed down by his father.

Sam now runs The Yacht Life with Joey, alongside his winemaking and wine business, SJD WINE, where he consults and supplies fine wine to the superyacht industry and private clientele.

Sam Dunleavy
Nicole Bedard, Yacht Charter Broker

Nicole Bedard

Yacht Charter Broker

Nicole joins The Yacht Life with transferable skills and over 10 years of experience in the Health & Fitness Industry. Successfully operating her own business with personal clients, group training and managing a boutique studio with multiple members, Nicole understands the importance of delivering a product with a high standard.

Her passion and greatest strengths are forming strong and genuine connections with people while managing and building relationships based on trust to ensure mutual satisfaction. She thrives in environments where her genuine spirit and natural curiosity are supported, and when working on developing those around her, creating the ultimate outcome.

Nicole understands the importance of communication whilst thinking differently and taking action to create a customised experience for each individual. Nicole loves working aside Joey, learning the core values in yachting and providing the genuine care and service that comes naturally to them both.

Her downtime is training at the local gym, in the ocean or hanging out with her family and pup, as well as occasionally enjoying a cheeky margarita with good company.

Enquire now

Whether you join us for a few hours, days, or weeks, we’ll ensure your experience is unforgettable. Our team is ready to assist you in planning your next luxury yachting experience.

Luxury awaits.

Live The Yacht Life.