Founder & Director : East Yachts Ltd
MCA MASTER 3000 YACHT CAPTAIN, Yacht owner. Although Warren’s foundations in yachting were planted at an early age, his entry into the commercial sector began in 1994 when he joined the UK Sailing Academy to achieve the licenses required to operate larger yachts that were available for charter. His progress throughout the years has continued and the experience he has gained along the way has positioned him as an expert in most elements of his yachting vocation.

This experience and qualifications include:

Maritime Coastguard Agency Master 3000 captain's license, Marshal Islands Endorsement for yachts up to 3000 GT.

Padi Divemaster,

The completion of more than 400 successful charters in destinations worldwide since 1995.

The completion of 432,000 nautical miles at sea as of April 2016.

Extensive knowledge of cruising grounds and operating areas around the world. The sale and project management of 5 custom built alloy super cats. The successful operation of a boutique charter yacht brokerage, Current yacht owner and operator, see www.turkishcharters.com

Warren's goal is to provide his clients with professional service in every facet of the yachting industry. His network of contacts worldwide form the mechanism needed to ensure that East Yacht's clients are taken care of where ever their adventures take them. He is here to assist you in arranging your next vacation on board a beautiful yacht in the destination of your dreams.

Warren East

Email: warren@eastyachts.com

Call: USA TOLL FREE: +1 800 875 5930


ELIZABETH LEE: Partner-Company Secretary-Accounts-Charter Broker-Private & Charter Yacht Chef-Chef Competition Judge-Yacht Owner


Elizabeth joined the yachting industry in 2002 and has had the opportunity to serve a handful of the rich and famous with her culinary delights throughout her career as a yacht chef. After winning several yacht chef competitions she moved on to being a food critic and competition judge. Her latest goal is the completion of her first cookbook which she plans to launch in 2016. The book is a tribute to her vast experience as a yacht chef and her ability in preparing 5-Star international cuisine wherever she is anchored. As a yacht broker, her focus is finding customers a beautiful yacht and crew that will provide a superior service and gastronomic experience. She will work closely with you to ensure that everything is prepared exactly the way you expect it. This is especially helpful when planning events, celebrations or simply a superior experience aboard a yacht. Her recommended destinations for a gastromonically focused yachting vacation are the Caribbean, Italy, Greece and Turkey. If you would like to experience Elizabeth's culinary skills for yourself you may want to consider a week aboard her own yacht in Turkey or the Greek Islands. See www.turkishcharters.com

Elizabeth Lee

Email: elizabeth@eastyachts.com

Call: USA, 561 529 1681 TOLL FREE: +1 800 875 5930



Charter Yacht Broker-Private & Charter Yacht Chef-Racing Sailboat Owner.


Katie began her professional career as a deckhand on a 145ft tall ship in her late teens. From the age of 20, she spent the next 14 years running charter yachts, private yachts, racing and delivering sailing yachts of all shapes and sizes, in the capacity of first mate and chef. Her yachting experience includes sailing in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Red Sea as well as transatlantic deliveries. This experience gives Katie a valuable insight into shipboard life and the importance of a good crew. She knows how to recognize a well maintained and operated vessel and will ensure that her clients are matched with a yacht well-suited to their needs. Her departure from the onboard aspect of yachting naturally led Katie to the yacht brokerage side of the business where she now shares her wealth of knowledge with our customers who are searching for larger yachts to charter worldwide. Katie comments, “I enjoy working closely with my customers to find the perfect yacht in the destination of their dream, creating the ultimate experience”. She specializes in keeping abreast of what is current on the market and states; “There is always something new in the marine industry: a new yacht, a hidden destination gem, even a new restaurant that I know a client would appreciate”. Presently Katherine divides her time between Florida and the picturesque village of Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Katherine Tanner.

Email: kate@eastyachts.com

Call: USA 561 529 1683



Charter Yacht Broker-Marketing Company Owner-Yacht Captain


Andrew Woodruff of East Yacht's UK grew up sailing in Poole on the south coast of England. At a young age he participated in regattas and racing events across Europe. At 18 he spent the summer working on a 95 ft yacht before returning to Southampton for a Maritime Degree. During this time, he professionally raced and travelled the world until purchasing his own boat Stenella, a 63 ft mono-hull sailing yacht that he and his partner ran as a crewed charter yacht in the Caribbean.

After selling Stenella, he captained various large motor yachts in the USA, Bahamas and Caribbean before returning to the UK.

He is currently head of the UK team of East Yachts. With his wealth of yachting and world knowledge, Andy's advice can aid clients in choosing the perfect yacht and perfect destination.

Andy Woodruff 

Call: +44 (0)7565 915189


WENDY CRABTREE: Charter Yacht Broker-Private & Charter Yacht Chef-Yacht Owner


Wendy Crabtree has been in the marine industry since 1998. She has owned two sailboats with her husband and has worked as yacht crew on large power yachts and catamarans. She has extensive cruising and charter experience on both coasts of the United States and throughout Canada, Mexico, Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Wendy’s charter yacht experience is an invaluable asset for a successful charter yacht broker. She knows the islands, the yachts, and many of the crews that operate them. Wendy was an event planner and travel expert for a large corporation where she planned all types of on and off-site company events and outings. Her organization skills and attention to detail are the back bones of her success. Wendy believes that a crewed charter-yacht vacation is one of the most fulfilling vacations a person can experience. She has had happy customers that have stated that it is “THE BEST” vacation they have ever had and that is what makes Wendy so passionate about the industry and matching clients to the right yacht, crew and destination. Wendy is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the yachting mecca of the United States of America and is ready to take your inquiry for a daily or term charters within the USA, Caribbean, South America and the Pacific Islands.

Wendy Crabtree

Email: charter@eastyachts.com

Call Toll Free +1 800 875 5930



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