Captain | Martin Andersson | Swedish
Languages: English, basic French
Hobbies: Exercise, football, movies, reading, fine wine and dining
Previous Yachts: Lady L, Seven Sins, Space, Paloma, Akula, True Blue, Le Grand Bleu, Elanymor, Elisabeth F
Waters Cruised: Worldwide
License: Master Mariner Unlimited
Education: Bachelor in Nautical Science / Maritime University / Gothenburg
Martin knew from the age of six that he wanted to work at sea. He attended the Merchant Seaman School and signed on to a Swedish cargo ship at the age of 17. In 2003, after spending 6 years on cargo ships while also finishing his university studies, Martin traveled to the South of France to find his first job on a yacht. During the last 14 years Martin worked on a number of high profile yachts and captained the busy and successful charter yachts Seven Sins and Lady L. Martin is delighted to share his passion for yachting and warmly welcomes you onboard the ANDIAMO for what he and his crew guarantee will be a very memorable experience.
Chief Officer | Paul Davis | Australian
Hobbies: Sports, movies, playing guitar
Previous Yachts: Reverie, Lady Lara, Lady Luck
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America
License: Chief Mate
Education: Degrees in Economics and Science / Australian National University
Paul joined Lady Lara’s crew 3 months before she was launched in April, 2009 after successfully completing university and serving in the Australian army for 8 years, touring throughout Asia and the Middle East. Paul has progressed through the ranks from junior deckhand to Chief Officer, while gaining much respect from the crew.
Chief Officer / Rotation | James Kirby | British
Languages: Spanish, French and Italian
Hobbies: Paddle boarding, surfing, outdoor pursuits, cultural studies, food and wine and all things new
Previous Yachts: Kismet, Relentless, The World is Not Enough, Lady Lola
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean, Baltic, North Sea, Caribbean, South and Central America
Education: Bachelor's in Media Studies
James hails from Cambridge. He taught in high schools and volunteer programs after completing his university degree. James has lived in many locations all over the world but is hoping to call Barcelona and New Zealand home. James has worked aboard prestigious yachts over the years and continues this trend with ANDIAMO on his ascendency in the industry.
Head Chef | Sherri Friend | Canadian
Hobbies: Yoga, Nutrition
Previous Yachts: Aurora, Martha Ann
Waters Cruised: Worldwide
Education: Culinary Arts Institute / Vancouver, Notter School of Pastry Arts, T.A.F.E. Technical Collage Australia / Culinary Arts, Bachelor / Sales and Marketing Diplomas from Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and India
Sherri brings new meaning to “culinary excellence”. During her 20 year career in yachting, and over 8 times around the world Sherri has pleased the palate of many yacht owners, charter guests and crew with her knowledge and expertise of the culinary arts. Her passion for “making people happy with a memorable dining experience” and her overall zest for life makes her the perfect Chef. Whether it be for the tradition of Old World cultures, the gastronomy of France and Spain, to the infusion of countries from afar, Sherri is a real pleasure to have aboard.
Sous Chef | Verity Jones | British
Hobbies: Arts, ceramics, reading, food and wine, walking and socializing
Previous Yachts: Kibo, SY Alta Marea, SY Parsifal 3, Lady Jade, Hungry Hippo, Whatever
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean
Education: NVQ Level 2 in Food and Drink Service, culinary certificates
Verity grew up in the popular sailing town of Dartmouth in south west England. Prior to joining the yachting industry she worked for Simon Drew at his gallery in Dartmouth. Verity started working on yachts five years ago having previously worked in hospitality for many years. Having started as a stewardess, she decided to pursue her passion for cooking and completed several cooking courses with the aim of making the transition to the galley.
Chief Stewardess | Nicole Haw | Australian
Hobbies: Reading, playing piano, performing arts
Previous Yachts: Sequel P, Australis, SY Squall, Hokulani, Montkaj
Waters Cruised: Worldwide
Education: Bachelor of Communications / Public Relations
Nicole grew up on a farm in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. After secondary school Nicole moved to Melbourne where she graduated from university. During his time whilst working part time in hospitality Nicole developed a zeal for the service industry that inspired her to work in yachting. Nicole began her first yachting job in 2010 with over 7 years on yachts ranging from 50-90m. With over 13 years experience in hospitality Nicole’s attention to detail, knowledge of cuisines and cultures, passion for good service, and bubbly demeanor will ensure guests have all their needs met and will have an unforgettable experience on board ANDIAMO.
Second Stewardess | Claudia Camirand | French Canadian
Languages: French, English
Hobbies: Pilates, Yoga, fitness, paddle boarding, reading, fashion, arts & crafts
Previous Yachts: Lada Lara, Loretta Ann, She’s A 10
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico
Certificates: Silver Service, PYA G.U.E.S.T. Level 1 Interior Course: Interior Introduction, Floral Design & Care,Food Safety & Hygiene, Wine &Cocktail
Education: Master's/Business Admin., Bachelor in Law/Sherbrooke University
Claudia grew up in Trois-Rivières, a little town in the French part of Canada. Her curious, social and obliging personality lead her to pursuit a Law Degree and a Master in Business Administration. Desirous of a work environment with more flexibility and liveliness to create a unique and personalized experience, she turned toward the service industry and acted as a Business Development Advisor and Private Events Coordinator in a fine dining restaurant in Montreal. When Claudia discovered the yachting Industry she immediately knew that it was her next step. She was aboard her first yacht for over a year and was quickly promoted to second stewardess. That experience improved her keen eye for detail and leadership. Claudia’s devotion and ready-to-help attitude will ensure you will fully enjoy your cruise ANDIAMO.
Stewardess | Danelle Laubscher | South African
Hobbies: Running, surfing, swimming, drawing, exercise, hiking, traveling, anything creative
Previous Yachts: J&Li, Parama Jamuna, IDynasty
Waters Cruised: Baltic, Mediterranean, Southern Africa
Certificates: Food Service Introduction Module, Wine & Cocktail Introduction, Level 2 Award in Food Safety, Massage Therapist
Danelle comes to us from the beautiful wine region of Paarl, just outside of Cape Town. She started working in hospitality in some of Cape Town's finest restaurants at the young age of 16. In 2013 she started applying these skills together with her warm personality in the yachting industry. Danelle comes from a fishing family, shaping her into a natural 'water baby' since childhood.
Stewardess | Gemma Pollard | British
Hobbies: Fine dining, skiing, travel, hiking, reading, swimming, snorkeling, music
Previous Yachts: Sunrays, Enigma, Sea Rhapsody
Waters Cruised: Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Caribbean
Certificates: Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Principles
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food & Beverage Service
Over 6 years ago Gemma began a career in the high end hospitality and service industry. Starting off as an apprentice and rising to restaurant supervisor, Gemma's passion for service continued as she made one of the best decisions in her life, joining yachting on her first yacht in April 2015 and has never looked back.
Stewardess | Alanna Kavanagh | Canadian
Hobbies: Yoga, music, hiking, fashion reading, photography
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean
Education: Creative Fashion Arts and Business Diploma
Licences: Food Safety and Hygiene, Security Duties for Seafarers
Alanna grew up in a small and rainy town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. Growing up in such a beautiful country, she was raised to love and spend time in the outdoors. She worked in the fashion and fitness industries before finding about the yachting industry from a close friend, who said her bubbly and kind personality would suit the role! Alanna ventured to France to join her very first yacht, ANDIAMO.
Chief Engineer/Rotation | Drazen Koludrovic | Croatian
Hobbies: Classic motorbike renovation, 4x4 off road, rally
Previous Yachts: Lady Lara, Lady Luck,Vicky, Bliss, Illusion
Water Cruised: Worldwide
License and certificates: Chief Engineer Y1 Unlimited
Drazen was born and raised in Split, a city port on the Adriatic Sea. He is married and has 2 daughters. He received his Naval Mechanics Engineering qualification in 1994 and has spent the last 10 years working on container ships, LPG ships on a cruise liner and then transitioned to the yachting industry.
Chief Engineer/Rotation | Nick Farrell | British
Hobbies: Bike riding, classic cars, kite surfing
Previous Yachts: Butterfly, Unbridled, Issaua, Go
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, West of Panama
License: Chief Engineer Y1 Unlimited
Education: Brittania Royal Naval College / Dartmouth
As a highly experienced Yacht Engineer and ex Royal Naval Officer, Nick has gained experience from an array of vessels including aircraft carriers, submarines, oil rigs and yachts. Nick has been in the luxury yacht industry for 17 years.
Second Engineer | Andries Louw | South African
Languages: Afrikaans, Spanish
Hobbies: Extreme sports, photography, hiking, innovative technology, sailing
Previous Yachts: Lady Luck, Va Bene, Koi, Private Lives, Helios, Phoenix II
Waters Cruised: Caribbean, North and South Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific ( as far as 35 degrees south of the equator to 43 degrees north of the equator)
Licenses and certificates: MCA Y3, Master of Yachts 200gt
Education: 4 year trade school and apprenticeship
Andries started his early life as an automotive technician; his love of mechanics and the sea lured him into engineering in the yachting industry. Andries now comes with 9 years experience in the yachting industry working as a Chief Engineer, 2nd Engineer and ETO on yachts ranging from 35m-90m. Andries is your go-to man if you require any technical support on board. When away from the yacht Andries loves to explore sustainable living-his current project is building his own sustainable home.
Second Engineer / Rotation | Mark Ward | British
Hobbies: Coin collecting, reading, occasional running at snail's pace
Previous Yachts: Issana, Shemara, Quattroelle, Utopia
Waters cruised: Mediterranean and Caribbean
Education: OND Marine Engineering / Royal Navy Engineering Establishment
Mark entered yachting after completing 22 years in the Royal Navy where he served on nuclear powered submarines. Mark is married with two grown daughters. He also has a grandson and will soon be a grandfather for the second time.
Second Officer | Scott Gavins | British
Hobbies: Scuba diving, gym, sailing, photography, motor racing
Previous Yachts: Dona Amelia, Imagine, SY Endeavour
Waters cruised: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Atlantic and North Sea
License and certificates: Chief Mate 3000gt Rescue Diver/Nitrox,
Education: Degree in Marine Science / Plymouth University
Scott originates from Sheffield in South Yorkshire. He embarked on a career in yachting in 2012 after completing his secondary education. He has since traveled the Mediterranean and the Caribbean seas whilst also completing a university degree. Scott is an avid sailor who has spent the last 14 years sailing with family and friends around the UK and Mediterranean. From a young age Scott had a passion for all things motorized whether it be in the air, on land or in water.
Bosun | Steve Manthey | South African
Hobbies: Cycling, hiking, diving, fishing, golf, tennis
Previous Yachts: Satori, Sequel P, Utopia
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean, Central America, the Gulf, Caribbean, East Coast USA, East Coast Southern Africa
Licenses and certificates: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, All OOW modules completed, Advanced Open Water Diver
Education: Rhodes University /Grahamstown
Steve has been employed in yachting industry for the past 4 years. Prior to yachting he practiced law in Johannesburg. Despite the fact that Steve grew up in an agricultural area, he spent many months on the coast fishing on the Transkei Wild Coast. Steve shares his passion for fishing with crew and guests alike.
Deckhand | Cory Fair Williams | Australian
Hobbies: Extreme sports, surfing, fishing, motor cross, diving
Previous Yachts: Gladiator, Samurai
Waters cruised: Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian sea, North Atlantic, Caribbean
License and certificates: Cert III in Carpentry, Senior First Aid, Security Duties for Seafarers Certificate Yacht Rating Certificate, Advanced Open Water Diver/Enriched Air Diver, Recreational Marine Driver's License / Powered Water Craft
Cory is from the Sunshine Coast in Australia and grew up with the sun, surf and watersports at his doorstep. After finishing high school, he began his apprenticeship as a carpenter working on many different architectural designed homes. After completing his apprenticeship, he continued working for the same builder for 7 years, which is where he had learned about the yachting industry. He always wanted to travel, and with his passion for the ocean, yachting was a perfect solution. Cory first joined yachting in 2015 which has taken him to many places around the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Cory is looking forward to progress in the industry and continue his adventures with ANDIAMO.
Deckhand | Danie Chris Vijoen | South African
Languages: Afrikaans, Dutch
Hobbies: Watersports, guitar, fitness, fishing, wood/metal work, rugby
Previous Yachts: Lady Luck
Waters cruised: Mediterranean, Caribbean
Licenses and certificates: Yacht Rating, Small Power Boat, RIB Handling
Education: Financial Planning FP3, Carpentry and Millwright Apprenticeship
Danie grew up on a farm in a small town in the north west of South Africa where he found his passion for both carpentry and metal work. After high school Danie emigrated to New Zealand with his mother and two sisters. New Zealand unearthed Danie passion for sports and adventure and it is also where he entered into a carpentry and mechanical apprenticeship. He traveled extensively in New Zealand and worked in his home continent South Africa in sales and hospitality to fund his journey. Danie then spent three years studying business management in Durban where fell in love with sailing while cruising the Indian Ocean and coastline islands. This is when he decided that yachting would be the perfect career path combining his loves of travel and the ocean.