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Platinum Yacht Management was established in 2010, servicing luxury vessels from Port Stephens in New South Wales to Townsville In Queensland. Platinum Yacht Management currently operates out of Gold Coast City Marina and services all South East Queensland.
The Platinum Yacht Management director’s have years of industry experience and a genuine passion for boating.
Heidi van Woerden has a Master Class 5, <24 m commercial skippers license, Marine Engine Driver 3 licence and over 15 years’ experience managing and skippering a range of larger commercial and private vessels.
Heidi’s boating journey began at 8 months old, in a baby pouch, strapped the the chest of her father. He was skippering the famous super maxi yacht ‘Apollo V’ at the time, which took line honours in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race that year. Not surprisingly, she grew up on boats and shortly after finishing school ventured north to start crewing on commercial charter boats in the Whitsundays and Northern QLD. She quickly accumulated over 1000 sea days as a deckhand on racing yachts, luxury charter vessels, research vessels and passenger ferries. At the age of 21, Heidi was the youngest female in Australia to obtain a Master Class 5 and Marine Engine Driver 3 qualification.
Heidi has spent the past 15 years driving a range of vessels including private luxury vessels (15 – 24 m), maxi racing yachts (20 – 24 m), passenger ferries (15 – 22 m), science research vessels (6 – 2 m), maritime training vessels and personal water craft (PWC). She organises maintenance, exterior care, minor refits and crewing for the vessels she cares for.
Heidi has a bachelors degree in environmental and marine chemical sciences. She has worked as a marine scientist and researcher while skippering research vessels and is passionate about ocean health and sustainability.
Heidi has extensive knowledge of the boating industry and an excellent reputation. Her client’s have peace of mind knowing their vessel is in good hands.
Renae Scown started her boating career abroad sailing throughout the Pacific Islands. Renae has completed her Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade I NC) <12M.
Renae has over twenty years experience in human resources management, procurement, interior decorating and care, colour consulting and executive management.
Renae’s experience in organising, planning and her exceptional eye for detail ensure our clients can step straight on their boat and head out to sea.
The Platinum Yacht Management team includes highly trained, professional staff.
Get in contact with us for all vessel management and crewing needs. PYM provides one off services or ongoing maintenance plans to take the best care of our client’s investment.