Meet the Crew

At Empress Events Boat Charter San Francisco Bay, we have an extraordinary crew and support staff made up of family and friends who are attentive to each of our guests and their needs! Our staff works tirelessly to make sure all your special occasion needs come together flawlessly, on time and within budget.  From catering to decor and every detail in between, we take care of everything… so you don’t have to! Start planning your special events with us today…

The Captain

Founder, Owner and Captain

Captain Gerry K. Robertson, founder of Empress Events, has remained dedicated to his love of sailing on the water. Captain Gerry noticed the strong demand for yacht charters in the famous San Francisco Bay and knew following his passion by starting this fleet would be a great way to spend time on the water with family, friends and friends-to-be. To this day, Empress Events has many loyal customers and with their consistently stellar service, make more “Friends of Empress Events” with each cruise.

As a native San Franciscan, Captain Robertson has been sailing the Bay and Pacific West Coast since the young age of 5! He relishes the chance to explain the bells and whistles up in the Wheelhouse. He has over 20 years of yacht charter experience alone.

The Support Staff and Crew

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Deborah Birmingham

Sales Manager & Event Planner

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Christian Zaragoza

Executive Chef

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