Daniel Howcroft, owner Whitsunday Superyacht Services

Daniel Howcroft, owner/operator of WSS

Dan started his career as a dive instructor /deckhand in the Whitsundays 20 years ago, working up to captain and then heading overseas to join the superyacht industry in the Mediterranean. He worked up the ranks again from deckhand to bosun to chief mate and Captain, following the cruising seasons in the med and Caribbean for 10 years. Eventually Dan returned to the southern hemisphere, to operate a few very successful charter/private superyachts as both captain/engineer on both motor and large sail yachts. Extensively cruising the east coast of Australia and the South pacific. Finally returning home to Airlie beach to set up the Whitsundays first superyacht agency and promote one of the worlds best cruising grounds to the yachting industry. Dan is your go to person for local cruising knowledge, deck and engineering support.

Jennie Howcroft, operations manager for Whitsunday Superyacht Services

Jennie Howcroft, operations manager for WSS

Jennie Howcroft started her superyacht career in the med as a stewardess 10 years ago. Working up the ranks to chief stew and eventually becoming a chef on numerous yachts cruising the med, caribbean and south pacific.

With extensive experience in presenting yachts during boat shows and charters, she is your go to person for anything interior or galley related.


  • No Comment Motor Vessel
    As first time visitors to the Whitsunday’s region, WSYS were an essential source for our cruising plans in the area. Their support started long before our arrival and continued throughout, from pre-trip provisioning & guest entertainment to emergency engineering repairs & servicing, solutions were met promptly and professionally at all times. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dan and his team to any other yacht’s visiting their shores.
    M.Y. No Comment - 47m
  • M.Y. Hey Jude - 44m
     As a local 44 metre vessel who travels the pacific and east coast I still found the need for assistance and Dan and his WSYS team were exceptional in assisting  from supplies to setting up fishing charters last minute and supplying expert advice on the local anchorages and weather. I highly recommend using them and will be again on our next visit.
    M.Y. Hey Jude - 44m
  • S.Y. Sassafras - 34.2m
    I just want to say a big thank you for helping us this winter in the Whitsundays. Being new to the area, I was relieved to have your assistance with cruising options and odd jobs requiring local knowledge. You have been very reliable and charge fairly for a prompt and professional service. I hope to be back to Airlie soon and will certainly use you again
    S.Y. Sassafras - 34.2m
  • M.Y. Kokomo II - 37.5m
    Dan and Jennie at WSYS were of extremely valuable assistance during our time in the Whitsundays. From the sourcing of parts and services, through to seamless collection and delivery of perishables and food products to Hamilton Island, they made our short turn arounds between trips smooth and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and his local knowledge was a huge help. I highly recommend WSYS for any number of yachting requirements.
    M.Y. Kokomo II - 37.5m