WHO WE ARE

We are a friendly and knowledgeable team,
passionate about the support of our owners and crew.
We do our utmost to ensure the smooth running of the yacht in every possible respect.

 

DETAILS

Name:James McMaster
Tel:+44 7796 278 695
Email:james@mcmasteryachts.com
Role:
James McMaster of McMaster Yachts

Founder

James has worked in the yachting industry since 1996 and in January 2000 co-founded Dubois Yachts with Ed Dubois and Malcolm McKeon.  He left Dubois in 2008 in order to set up McMaster Yachts, a specialist sailing yacht management company, now also with with a high-end brokerage and charter division.

Since that time, James’ commitment to transparency and integrity has ensured steady growth, with the vast majority of new yachts in the McMaster Yachts stable coming via existing clients or Captain/industry recommendation.  The number of yachts under management at any time is limited to less than fifteen in order that every yacht, every owner and every crew under McMaster Yachts’ management receives a very personal and specialised service, with every detail taken care of.

Originally based in Sherborne, James opened a second office in Palma de Mallorca in 2011 and is now working largely from there, overseeing a range of sailing and motor yachts, from 30 to 67 metres.

DETAILS

Name:Maryna Dean
Tel:+34 971 40 47 49
Email:maryna@mcmasteryachts.com
Role:
Maryna Dean, Crew Services

Crew Services and Assistant to James McMaster

Maryna is a key member of the Palma team, offering a broad range of support in all areas of Yacht and Crew Administration.

Her first introduction to yachting was as a fresh faced and very green 18 year old. Having been born in Indonesia she was no stranger to travel and thought that the yachting industry offered a great opportunity to combine travel and work.

Yachting proved to be a great fit for her and she stayed and progressed well within the industry.

Starting as a Housekeeping Stewardess, with a good level in multiple languages and a very hard-working, happy nature, she was soon promoted to chief stewardess and became a much-valued member of the crew. She also spent a lot of time working with a project management team, responsible for helping with the setting up of the Idea Database and making sure the Class and flag surveys and certification were in order. She is now shore-based and living on the beautiful island of Mallorca, which has allowed her to still be close to, and work within, the yachting  industry.

DETAILS

Name:Rachel Temple
Tel:+34 971 40 47 49
Email:rachel@mcmasteryachts.com
Role:
Rachel McMaster

Marketing, IT and Legal

Rachel started life as a City lawyer in London, specialising in Corporate Tax.  She has worked with McMaster Yachts since 2013, overseeing Marketing,  IT, and legal matters, as well as administering generally behind the scenes.  She re-trained as a graphic designer in Australia in 2014, before moving to Palma de Mallorca in 2018.

DETAILS

Name:Judy Costigan
Tel:+34 673 45 39 89
Email:judy@mcmasteryachts.com
Role:

Crew Recruitment

Judy is in charge of Crew Recruitment at McMaster Yachts Crew.  An avid sailor who has worked as a Deckie and then a Mate, Judy is now living on land here in Palma de Mallorca, and expertly running our busy crew recruitment department.  She’s still getting her sailing fix when she gets the chance of course!   When she’s not out at sea, she is fitting the right person to the right job both within our fleet, as well as amongst her numerous friends and former colleagues in the sea-going fraternity.

DETAILS

Name:Elizabeth Zlatkov
Tel:+34 647 61 20 71
Email:ez@mcmasteryachts.com
Role:
Elizabeth Zlatkov

Senior Yacht Account Manager

Elizabeth joined McMaster Yachts in January 2024, having previously spent many years as Senior Yacht Account Manager at another Palma-based Yacht Management company.  Hugely experienced and expert at what she does, Elizabeth brings a highly valued and  in-depth knowledge of  superyacht accounting to the team.

DETAILS

Name:Vicky Spencer
Tel:+44
Email:vicky@mcmasteryachts.com
Role:

Senior Yacht Account Manager

Vicky has worked at McMaster Yachts as Yacht Bookkeeper since 2015.  She has developed a deep knowledge of the yachting industry and provides a hugely reliable and expert level of Account support to Captains and Owners alike.

WHAT WE DO

Working as a team, we do our utmost to ensure that every aspect of yacht ownership runs smoothly.

“After years of chartering, we were first-time yacht owners when we were introduced to McMaster Yachts. James and his team provided invaluable advice to us during the purchase of our 37m sloop. They secured a top-notch captain and crew, and coordinated an extensive and time-sensitive re-fit. They have also handled the accounting, bank accounts, safety compliance and itinerary management, freeing us up to simply enjoy the yacht. McMaster Yachts have played a crucial role in our ownership, helping us to make informed operational decisions. We would heartily recommend them to anyone seeking professional, courteous yacht management.”

Owner, GENEVIEVE

TESTIMONIALS

"Levanter Limited has been a satisfied client of McMaster Yachts for the past three years.
The firm is very efficient in dealing with the myriad requirements of a large yacht, particularly in the area of crews and captains. They have excellent contacts in this field, and contribute greatly to the peaceful operation of the vessel. McMaster Yachts also support wintering and refit activities in a pro-active manner, ensuring smooth preparation and execution of
agreed programmes. Their administrative and accounting services are first class,
and fit well into other corporate structures.
Levanter Limited has no hesitation in recommending them for the management
of a large sailing yacht. "

Owners, SOUTHWIND

"I have worked with James since January 2003. James handled my purchase of the original RED DRAGON, after which I appointed him as Yacht Manager. One of his first jobs was to select a captain for RED DRAGON. My captain has remained with me ever since. James has been responsible for all aspects of operational support for both the 43 metre and my new 52 metre RED DRAGON and I am delighted with his highly effective management of my yacht(s)."

Owner, RED DRAGON

OUR OFFICES

Our head office is in Palma de Mallorca,
one of the most important yachting centres in Europe.

And our Accounts Support is based in a beautiful part of South West England.

Mallorca

McMaster Yachts S.L.,
Plaça Llorenç Bisbal 10,
07002 Palma de Mallorca

+34 971 40 47 49

England

McMaster Yachts Ltd.,
4 Brett's Yard, Digby Road,
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL

+44 1935 817595