Philippe Saad
Philippe SaadFounder & Managing Director
Philippe is an advertising professional who worked for the BBC for 6 years before starting Eden Yachting. An RYA Offshore Commercial Yachtmaster, he has over 20,000 nautical miles logged in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian Ocean and Asia.

Over the past 15 years, Philippe has cruised and raced numerous yachts locally and internationally. He has run a series of successful sponsorship campaigns including WTS Energy Team (2 years), Team Carat (3 years), racing competitively on his Farr design yacht in the UAE’s top regattas.  For the past year he has been running Team Gigaworks on ‘Swordfish’ in the Offshore Series in Dubai, taking line honours in the last two races.

Besides yachting, Philippe is also a keen pilot and has been flying fixed wing aircrafts since 1996 gaining a bird’s eye view of his favourite cruising grounds.

Philippe has an MBA from Strathclyde Business School in Scotland and speaks fluent English, French, Italian and Arabic.

Jane Daly
Jane DalyManaging Partner
Jane started her career in the travel industry and has worked for both British Airways and Silverjet. She went on to specialiase in marketing and PR and is a regular contributor to the regions yachting magazines. An RYA Day Skipper and a keen navigator, Jane began her sailing career as child in the UK. She has around 12,000 nautical miles logged in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian Ocean and Asia.

Having both raced and cruised with friends for several years, she bought her first yacht in 2005, and has since owned a number of yachts with her partner.

Jane has lived and worked in many exciting and exotic places around the world including the Sudan, China, India and much of the Middle East.

Paul Carne
Paul CarneSales & Operations Director
Paul is one of those personalities who does not like being tied to a desk. His ‘can do’ attitude and active outlook on life has allowed him to fulfil a variety of personal and professional goals. In addition to his Yachtmaster qualification, Paul is also a qualified scuba diving instructor, powerboat instructor, rock climbing instructor and mountain expedition leader. These achievements balance nicely with his extensive career in the UK military, and the wealth of experience gained across this diverse background has helped him to developed both physical and mental stamina, and personal attributes such as self-discipline, diligence, team spirit and ability to work under pressure.

Paul is also educated in business studies, and over the past ten years he has held the positions of Programme Manager at one of the UAE’s top vocational training centres, operations manager/editor at one of the UAE’s most established publishing houses, and is now working with Eden Yachting as the Sales and Operations Director.

Christina Beatrice Burmeister
Christina Beatrice BurmeisterCharter & Events Director
Holding a certificate in Public Relations and Events Management, Christina knows what it takes to create a bespoke luxury yacht charter or event for her clients. By paying attention to the smallest detail, Christina goes the extra mile to make sure that every single event is planned to perfection.

Christina moved to Abu Dhabi in 2008  before relocating back to Dubai where she co-founded a reputable marine charter business, and has extensive knowledge of the country’s coastline and islands and can always create the perfect itinerary for the most discerning client.