Former Yacht Chef Dee Momi Launches Concierge Company

11 November 2022 By Lauren Beck
Dee Momi
Courtesy of Seven Access

Lauren Beck is the former editor of Dockwalk and was with the publication from 2006 to 2023. At 13, she left South Africa aboard a 34-foot sailing boat with her family and ended up in St. Maarten for six years. Before college, she worked as crew for a year, and then cut her journalistic teeth at Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies’ Home Journal online. She loves traveling, reading, tennis, and rooting for the Boston Red Sox.

As superyacht crew, you’re used to needing more hands than you possess. But how about a helping hand from an outside source? Even better when it’s coming from an ex yacht chef who knows the score. Former Chef Dee Momi, most recently on board 96-meter M/Y Limitless, is now the founder and luxury travel and lifestyle manager of Seven Access, her new concierge service that can really make a difference for crew.

“Seven Access focuses on the fun side of lifestyle management — providing access to coveted events, arranging luxury travel, and curating bespoke experiences for our UHNW members and clients, including superyacht owners and guests,” Momi says. She shares that the idea is “to elevate” the guest and owner experience by supporting the captain and chief stew/interior manager.

After leaving Limitless, Momi worked at one of London’s leading concierge and lifestyle management companies. “I realized I had a lot of connections after 12 years in the yachting industry and that there was a need for the service, so I started my own business — Seven Access,” she says.

“Our service saves our member’s time and gives them access to priceless experiences that will delight their guests and hopefully assist with repeat charters,” Momi says.

“For many yachts, keeping guests entertained and offering something unique can become a challenge — especially on charter vessels towards the end of the season — and our bespoke experiences serve to alleviate some of that pressure and save time on the captain and chief stewardess’ end,” she says. 

They can also help fast track VIPs through customs, book private shopping appointments, spa or golf outings, chauffeurs, supercar rental with vehicles delivered directly to the yacht, private jet charters, organize entertainment on board (including world-famous musicians) — even supply close-protection security services. “Our service saves our member’s time and gives them access to priceless experiences that will delight their guests and hopefully assist with repeat charters,” Momi says. “We’ve built key relationships with our preferred suppliers to make this possible and it truly forms the foundation of our business.”

One of those new relationships is with a global restaurant group with Michelin-starred chefs that will provide premium benefits to Seven Access members, plus Momi also recently signed an agreement with a Premiership League Football Club to offer her members exclusive VIP hospitality packages, including the opportunity to meet players.

Seven Access launched in June 2022 and offers memberships for both private and charter yachts with itineraries primarily across the Mediterranean and Caribbean, although the company also offers global support. The superyacht services membership is a one-time £50 fee, and then they charge on a commission basis per booking. 

B2B member clients are also able to download the company’s event calendars and reach out to get help quickly. “In true superyacht chef style of working all hours, our service is available as needed,” Momi says. “We don’t really abide by office hours here and go above and beyond to get the job done.”


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