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Kylie Champion

Owner Operator


Kylie has over 14 years

of experience in theWhitsunday Region.


Before starting Champion 

Crewing & Concierge, she was responsible for Human Resources and operations for a Charter company in the Whitsundays and previous to that she worked as crew herself. Her forte is in recruitment and crew management. Having managed a team of no less than 65 crew, she has patience, determination, and fantastic diplomacy skills. 


Kylie has been employing and working with crew

 in the Whitsundays for over 11 years and holdsan Advanced Diploma of Human Resources Management and Hospitality Management.


Her success is a direct result of her positive energy, self-motivation, impeccable service and personal approach to her clients and wide experience within the industry. Kylie's Genuity and honesty sets her apart from the rest.

With a wealth of local area knowledge, access to resources and a great network in the Whitsundays, Kylie will be happy to assist in any way she can.

Mercedes Ireland

Yacht & Crew Agent

With 22 years of experience in marine tourism, destination marketing and business development, Mercedes has a passion for the Whitsundays. Introduced to the yachting industry at 18, Mercedes skippered overnight yacht charters around the Whitsundays within 12 months and went on to gain her Master 5 qualification by the age of 21.


After returning from the Mediterranean working on superyachts, she focused her time on marketing the Whitsundays at the Regional Tourism Organisation and local charter companies, writing award winning tourism submissions on a local, state and national level. With her passion of finding the right crew for the right job, vast local area knowledge and industry connections, her ability to manage logistics for any situation is an asset to Champion Crewing & Concierge.


She is looking forward to supporting Kylie to be the best crewing and concierge company in the country.

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