An impulse buy led to the start of a yacht charter company, and the owner of Valencia yachts now oversees an all-male crew. She talks to JEANNE TAI about being in a man’s world.Watching her totter around One° 15 Marina Club in three-inch heels, it’s easy to assume that the owner of Valencia yachts, 32, is a tai tai heading to a yacht party – until you hear crewmen greeting her with an exuberant “Morning, lady boss!”.
Bank finance executive See Kwang Yew, 29, rented a yacht for his friend’s stag night in July.
The group of five paid for a four-hour evening charter, during which they sailed off from Sentosa and docked at one of the nearby islands for a barbecue dinner prepared by the crew, before heading back to the Sentosa marina.
“The groom-to-be really enjoyed it because it was his first time on a yacht. The rest of us also had a cosy time hanging out together,” says Mr See.