Who am I?

My name is Michèle Minns.

I was born and brought up in Antibes, the hub of the yachting world. 

My father was a Yacht captain and one of the founding members of the Professional Yachting Association.

I worked 17 years with a leading yacht management company, leading the Compliance department, ensuring all our managed vessels complied with the appropriate regulations and conventions. I built strong relationships with both Flag and State partners.

I was also very involved with the implementation of our online management system and app.



I speak fluent English and French. Also conversational German and Italian. 



  • ISM auditor
  • Designated Person Ashore
  • Company Security Officer
  • Maritime Labour Convention

It’s been quite a journey since we first crossed paths in 2017 and though our interactions were primarily through email, your dedication and expertise were always evident.
Your contributions have undoubtedly made a positive impact on our team and I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work alongside you, even from a distance.

First Officer 100m passenger Yacht
Your work has contributed to our positive safety culture on board, and your attendance during audits, both internal and external, has undoubtedly smoothed our recertification every year.
Captain 100m+ Passenger Yacht