Our Team


Our Team

Victoria entered the yacht charter business at the age of 21, following a summer job on a sailing yacht based in Marmaris, Turkey. Boating was a big part of her childhood in New Zealand and when she gradutated with a business degree in 1992, she chose adventure and a chance to meet people while working aboard yachts ahead of climbing the corporate ladder. Victoria set up "Contact Yachts" with Cem 22 years ago and is delighted to be based in Sydney, Australia, where she is busy introducing her community of like-minded, eco-loving individuals to the magical opportunities that private yacht charter represents.

Cem ("Jem") was intoroduced to the yacht charter industry as a young university graduate with a degree in Business Management (Accounting). Starting as a junior within the Superyacht servicing department of Turkey’s largest yacht charter clearing house, Cem's ability to oversee and manage all aspects of the business were soon recognised and his career accelerated. “Contact Turkey Yachting & Travel” was founded in 1995 and became "Contact Yachts" on the anniversary of its 20th year. Over the course of his 28-year career, Cem has been closely involved in the development of the Turkish yacht charter industry. Cem is a member of the MYBA and the CYBA, travelling and attending a number of important yacht charter meetings around the world each year.

Kateryna entered the yachting industry in 2010, joining the crew of one of Turkey's most popular luxury charter gulets as a hostess. This amazing experience gifted her many insights into the world of sailing vacations and perhaps more importantly, an understanding of her clients’ needs and expectations from the moment they step aboard.

Kateryna is a native of the Ukraine. Since the age of 16, she’s been travelling, living, and working in different parts of the world. She has a BA degree in International Business from an Italian private university and has studied and worked in the U.S. and Germany. Kateryna has worked in the field of journalism, and is a writer, photographer, and traveler.

Kateryna loves working with people and has mastered the art of choosing the best yachts and the places to see for her clients. She is also very responsible where details are concerned, ensuring every cruise runs smoothly, meeting and exceeding her clients’ expectations.

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