Atlantico is the only major crew recruitment and consultancy company in Turkey.

As a professional and dynamic company that was originally established in 2018 by Deniz Kurt with a group of dedicated, skilled individuals with extensive yachting and international marine management experience; Atlantico provides yacht charter, yacht consultancy, crew training and crew recruitment services with a complete service approach and a cross-section of professional skill-sets. 

Our sole focus is on offering an even more thorough and efficient service which is also be significantly quicker.

Atlantico does not only brings clients and crew together, but also creates strong and lasting relationships with them.



Deniz Kurt is originally from Turkey. Growing up on the water in Turkish coasts, Deniz has had the opportunity to enjoy boating with his father. She fell in love with salt water at a young age. Before establishing the first crew training and recruitment company in Turkey, she has had a successful career over 10 years as a private chef/superyacht chef. She graduated from MSA Culinary Arts Academy of Istanbul, a professional culinary arts program specializing in French Cuisine technics. Then she completed advanced Italian cuisine education in the Italian culinary school Alma La Scuola Internazionale Di Cucina Italiana, becoming a master of region’s Italian Cuisine and obtained a Professional Italian Chef Diploma. Following her Italian cuisine education, she began to work  in “Il Marchesino” inside La Scala Theatre located at the heart of Milano; Il Marchesino is owned by the legendary Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi who was granted Italia’s first Michelin Star and first 3 Michelin Stars since 70’s. Following this, she worked in Armani Nobu Milano which is the Milan branch of the restaurant chain owned by the famous Japanese Chef, Nobu Matsuhisa. After these restaurant experiences, she was able to combine her passion for the water and her career by joining well-known superyachts ranging from 30 to 80 meters. She has traveled over 50.000 miles around the world including 6 Atlantic Crossings.

Deniz realized that she remained as the only Turkish Chef in international yachting industry. Therefore she has received numerous demands from skilled, experienced and young Turkish professionals from hospitality, culinary & gastronomy sectors who desire to enter superyacht industry. In 2018, Deniz started Atlantico Yachting and has since been committed to providing the highest level service and dedication to find the perfect match for yachts and their crews. Atlantico is the only major crew training, recruitment and consultancy company in Turkey.

Deniz is still working around the world as a private chef for her VVIP clients.

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