Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Attending a Superyacht show is an experience like no other, awe-inspiring naval architecture, luxury brand partners and often held under the beating sun be it the Mediterranean, Middle East or North America's East Coast.
Somewhere underneath the barrage of branding, events and cocktail parties the unsung heroes of these shows are busy preparing their yachts for display, or their working around the clock to keep them in pristine viewing condition throughout the show. Crew work exceptionally hard and even harder preparing for a show - yes it's their job, but often going the extra mile is on the agenda to ensure they are show ready.
The 'Crew Do'
Born a number of years ago during a Mediterranean yacht show, a Captain booked Tony to entertain his crew onboard whilst the yacht was closed one evening. To this day (years later) the crew still have fond memories of their encounter with Tony. The Captain was thrilled with the experience and has gone on to recommend Tony to a number of charter guests and also asked him to entertain during an owner trip too. This is a true win-win, creatively coined the 'Crew Do' by other Captains ever since. It's a great reward from the top recognising the crew's hard work. It brings them together to collectively experience the wonder of a private performance by Tony.
Tony entertaining the crew of M/Y SECRET (filmed by another crew member- we do not film any activity onboard).
Captain Kevin van Luijin of M/Y SHERAKHAN
"I really enjoyed Tony’s performance onboard Sherakhan on NYE when we were at anchor in St. Barts. He entertained our crew on this special night- they absolutely loved it! His professional approach and flexibility to each situation is remarkable. He did some amazing acts, which our crew continued to speak about for days wondering how he did them!"
85% of Tony’s bookings are for onboard entertainment. This statistic is achieved through the steady flow of glowing testimonials from senior crew. Creating a genuinely memorable and awe-inspiring experience for your crew is of the utmost importance to as their recommendation to the owner (or charter guests) during a trip is the lifeblood of Tony’s entertainment enterprise. With this in mind, Tony's fee to entertain your crew is significantly reduced, not to mention it’s a fee without any logistic costs such as return flights nor overnight accommodation as Tony will already be in town for the show.
On-board Entertainment or Quayside
Over the years Tony has perfected his approach to on board entertainment. He’s a Chief Stews’ dream: fully self sufficient, can entertain anywhere onboard, doesn’t require endless amounts of power leads / connections nor will he be bringing boxes of hefty equipment onboard. The sophisticated and sleek style of Tony’s entertainment means he doesn’t use large props – at most he may be wheeling his small hand luggage travel case, but certainly nothing more than that! Tony is a regular in the yachting community and understands your motivation for attending the show – to market the yacht for sale or charter, therefore Tony will ensure that the space where he entertains remains in pristine condition. An alternative to entertaining on the main deck could be to entertain the crew below deck or even quayside if your Central Agent has a stand where they wouldn’t mind hosting – Tony is exceptionally flexible and will work to your requirements.
Image: Tony entertaining the crew of 106m M/Y AMAEDA, courtesy of BREED Media
Captains – go ahead and reward your crew!
There are a number of yacht shows on the horizon where Tony may be in attendance to entertain your crew. The Superyacht Show is already confirmed- Tony has been welcomed back by the show organisers to entertain visiting buyers and their representatives. Other shows where Tony may be attending include: Palm Beach International Boat Show, The Superyacht Experience Palm Beach, Palma Superyacht Show, MYBA Show, Mediterranean Yacht Show and the rescheduled Dubai International Boat Show
If you would like to get in touch to inquire about Tony’s movements / availability, or to book Tony to entertain your crew during an upcoming show, please reach out to David Smith, Global Booking Manager:
Tel: 0044 7534 546 954