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Meet The Crew

Our crew are selected for their experience, unique skills and personable character. They are passionate about what they do and offer you friendly, professional service.

Phoenix One Luxury Yacht Charter Boat Phoenix 1 Phoenix I crew
Matthew Smith
MASTER PHOENIX ONE

Matthew Smith

Matt started his marine career working with Halvosen Boat builders but his love of fishing drew him North to work in the commercial fishing industry progressing from deckhand through to managing a fleet of vessels before changing his focus to Superyachts. Matt brings with him extensive knowledge of the best fishing grounds in the Great Barrier Reef and Northern Territory.

Matt is also a personal trainer and when he's not at the helm of Phoenix One you will find him in the air spotting prawns for the Australian prawn trawler fleet!

Meet the rest of the Phoenix One Crew.

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Duncan McKay
MASTER PRINCESS V

Duncan McKay

Duncan joined the Waterline Charters family in April 2019 with the acquisition of Princess V and has been at the helm for over 4 years. He has enjoyed many years on the Eastern seaboard of Australia and especially the Great Barrier Reef. Now settled in Brisbane, he enjoys the opportunity to charter in his home region each Summer before heading North to showcase some of Australia's most stunning marine playgrounds to guests.

Meet the rest of the Princess V Crew. 

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Brent James
MASTER AUKAI

Brent James

Brent is the Captain of 65ft Game Boat; Aukai. A fully qualified Marine Mechanic, MED2, Master 5, originally from Newcastle, Brent was lucky enough to grow up fishing Port Stephens. Game fishing is in his blood and he thrives on create exceptional game fishing charters for his clients.