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Head of Charter

Gayle Patterson

Gayle is a world traveller and yachting enthusiast, she brings a demonstrated history of industry experience in both charter brokerage and charter management. Before transitioning to the yachting industry, Gayle spent time working in the luxury travel and leisure industry across the globe. She is currently based in Monaco and as Head of Charter, she develops all charter business and marketing. 

An avid sportswoman and passionate about mountain trail running, all-weather ocean swimming and snowboarding, Gayle loves nothing more than spending time outdoors immersed in nature and is consequently an advocate for marine conservation and sustainability. She thrives in a challenging environment and pursues growth and adventure in all aspects of life. She is also bilingual in English and French, an advanced diver and WSET award certified.

Gayle Patterson Swim with manta rays Gayle Patterson Lamima jump
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Number one unforgettable travel experience?

Cruising on Lamima in Raja Ampat, the expertise of the crew is unsurpassable and the biodiversity of the marine life is so incredibly rich; every dive was extraordinary. On one particular dive around Misool, I was privileged to see pygmy seahorses which are as rare as they are tiny as they usually grow to around only 2cm and are extremely well camouflaged.

 

Top of your travel bucket list?

By yacht, the Galapagos Archipelago would be fascinating for the outstanding wildlife and exclusivity of the destination. Land-based, I would love to run the Great China Wall marathon before discovering more about the Giant Panda conservation in Dujiangyan.

 

Who is your ultimate travel partner?

Bear Grylls: A world recognised adventurer with survival skills which could come in handy in the more extreme destinations I would like to travel to…and anyone that rows down the Thames in a bathtub naked sounds like a fun guy!