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The Winter Crew Programme - at Grand Harbour Marina, Malta

Currently, the ‘Med Summer Season’ is in full swing, and the Grand Harbour Marina resident crew and Captains have headed out on busy charter itineraries cruising in and around the Mediterranean. A hot spot for many wishing to visit and enjoy time onboard cruising around the Cote d’Azur, Italian Riveria, Greece and Turkey.

The energy from the Crew and Captains on the Docks at GHM is missed… so it is time to reflect on the existing plans for what in store upon their return this winter season at Grand Harbour Marina, Malta!


Camper and Nicholson’s Grand Harbour Marina, located in the outstanding Capital of Malta, Valletta, is still the only marina in Malta with a Specialised Captain and Crew Programme created specifically for yacht crew based in the marina over the winter. The overall aim of the Programme is to create a ‘home away from home’ experience for the Captains and Crew who are often onboard some of the largest superyachts in the World throughout the winter season, including Christmas and New Year.

Emma Cassar, Events & Marketing Manager at Grand Harbour Marina comments;

“We have created this programme specifically for Captains and Crew who will be based in Malta during the winter. The programme is informal and fun and includes a variety of events and activities including sports, wellness, social, team building, art and culture. It is a fantastic programme which ensures Crew make the most of their time here in Malta.”

Crew can take advantage of the complimentary weekly yoga classes, football tournaments and mid-weekly social parties ensuring there is an activity that suits everyone to get to know each other a bit better. Other activities such as The Carnival, Buggy Treasure Hunt, Forest Arrow Tag and the Brunch Club have proven success year on year with Captains acknowledging that these sorts of events increase crew morale and team building amongst peers. The highly anticipated Crew Golf Tournament, scheduled to take place later this year, sees crew proudly representing their boats and competing against other crew in a fun day out at the Royal Malta Golf Club.


With a passion for yachts and yachting, more water-based activities have been added to the programme this year, including the SB20 Regatta (Sports Boat), diving excursions, swimming clubs and water-sports. Many Crew and Captains have a passion for the water and are often keen to develop new skills often required with clients during the busier summer months. Malta is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine per year, so we can carry on a summer feeling right through the winter!

Emmas Cassar continues,

“The whole marina team at Grand Harbour Marina continues to develop relations with the superyachts year after year. We pride ourselves on ensuring our visiting yachts are made to feel comfortable and welcome, and we take great enjoyment in understanding the demands from our customers to tailor make a programme with crew and Captains at the heart of its ethos.”

Captain Dean Pilatti from Motor Yacht ARIENCE comments,

 “It is important to remember that along with Grand Harbour Marina being one of the most welcoming ports you can come across during your travels onboard a superyacht, the Crew and Captains Programme allows preferential rates and offers and many food and beverage destinations in and around Malta. The VIP treatment is greatly appreciated, and the unbeatable knowledge, support and help consistently delivered by the Grand Harbour Marina team, ensures a seamless, and fun, winter break.”

To receive the best offer for winter berthing this season, click here to enquire.