Danica Deans

Danica Deans Luxury Yacht Group

Danica Deans

Crew Placement Coordinator

Danica is the Crew Placement Coordinator for Luxury Yacht Group’s West Coast Division, based in San Diego, California. A familiar face for many years at the Fort Lauderdale office, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to apply her expertise assisting captains, crew and owners on the Pacific coast.

Danica has an intimate understanding of life at sea and believes strongly that the core values of Luxury Yacht Group resonate with the needs of her clients. Danica's ardor for the ocean and the industry stems from a childhood of yachting adventures with her family, which began with a transoceanic voyage on 44ft sailboat from Durban, South Africa. Growing up onboard and living in foreign ports of call give her unusual insight into the daily rewards and challenges that face captains and crew. She is also blessed with lifelong friends across the globe.

Danica is passionate about her work as a Crew Coordinator with Luxury Yacht Group. She excels at communicating with employers to help define their specific crew requirements. She has a natural ability to assess the personality, drive and enthusiasm of captains and crew. Her goal for all parties is long term satisfaction. She says, "It is very rewarding to understand the needs of an employer, have the ability to review a vast number of candidates, and then have that eureka moment when I find the perfect match. I really feel I am doing something positive and powerful."

Danica resides in Pacific Beach, California with her cat Mozzy and her trusty sidekick Oakley, an overly energetic boxer/bulldog mix. She loves the beach, water sports and has recently become a paddle board enthusiast. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and embarks on new adventures whenever possible. Her credo is best summed up in the words of her late father: "People are like sunsets – each and every one of them is unique and beautiful in their own way."