CAPTAIN | Mark McDowell | England
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Al Mirqab, Lady Georgina, Mylin IV, Kisses, Lohengrin, Casino Royale, Kiss The Sky, Silver Angel, Solemates, Zoom Zoom Zoom, QM of London, Match Point, Trending, Spirit of the C’s (sail)
WATERS CRUISED: Mediterranean East/West, Baltic, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, East Coast USA to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Caribbean, East/West Coasts of Central America, West Coast USA including the Inside Passage / Alaska, Red Sea / Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Oman (UAE), Indian Ocean
WORK EXPERIENCE: Over 13 years in the Industry on world cruising private and charter yachts. Over 3 years as Captain in charge of 50m charter motor yachts and a 65m private sailing yacht.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Overall in charge of vessel, guests and crew safety along with the planning and execution of cruising itineraries and fulfillment
of guest satisfaction on board.
EDUCATION: UK GCSE’s, NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry & Joinery, SAA &
FAA Private Helicopter Pilot (Robinson R22 & R44)
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES: MCA Master Yachts <3000gt, Cayman Islands Endorsed, Medical Person in Charge, Ship Security Officer, PADI Rescue Diver, Watersports Instructor, Private Helicopter Pilot
HOBBIES: Archery, cycling, flying (Robinson R22 & R44), golf, Muay Thai kickboxing, photography, yoga
FIRST OFFICER | Cornelius De Necker (Cory) | South Africa
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Match Point, Callista, Mag3, Bina, Gladiator, One More Toy
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, Caribbean, East Coast USA, Mediterranean
WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 years on private and charter yachts
JOB DESCRIPTION: Safety Officer. Maintaining exterior aspect of vessel. Complete proper checks on all safety equipment and ensure adequate training and drills are completed. Interacting with guests and ensuring that all have a safe and pleasurable experience on board. In charge of all watersports activities and tender driving.
EDUCATION: SAMSA, PYT and ICT Yacht Training institutes
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES: Master of Yachts 200, OOW modules completed, Personal Watercraft Instructor
HOBBIES: Sports, watching and playing rugby, cricket, tennis and motor racing, fitness, golf, photography
...joining in January 2017....
CHEF | PASCAL NATIER | France
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Dona Lola, Zoom Zoom Zoom, Sea Century
WATERS CRUISED: Mediterranean, Caribbean, US Atlantic
WORK EXPERIENCE: Chef Pascal began his culinary career in 1982 and has worked in some of the most upscale restaurants in France and England. Pascal has had the privilege of working with several world-renown Michelin-starred French chefs, such as Jacques Maximin and Christian Constant. He has traveled the world and is well-versed in many different styles of cuisine including French (classic and modern) Italian, Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Sushi), Mexican, Moroccan, kosher, dietary-restrictive, organic, and International Fusion
HOBBIES: Sports, traveling with family, reading
CHIEF STEWARDESS | Judit Bara | Hungary
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Passion, Candyscape II, Mine Games, Rochade, Rockstar, Rock.It
WATERS CRUISED: Atlantic, Caribbean, US, Mediterranean
WORK EXPERIENCE: 6 years within the yachting industry on private and charter yachts. Studied Hotel Management and Instructed Yoga in Budapest and Barcelona.
JOB DESCRIPTION: In charge of the interior team providing excellent service to ensure the best experience to all guests aboard MIA ELISE.
EDUCATION: BSC Degree in Economics & Hotel Management / Budapest Business School
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES:Superyacht Operations Certificate,STCW
LANGUAGES: English, German, Spanish
HOBBIES: Cooking, photography, running, travel, watersports, yoga
2nd STEWARDESS - TBD
3rd STEWARDESS | Kirsten Lee Denyer | South Africa
PREVIOUS YACHTS: VivieRae, Maverick, Rozanne
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, Caribbean, East Coast USA, South Africa
JOB DESCRIPTION: Interior cleanliness and exterior guest areas.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES: STCW 95, IYT Stewardess Course, PADI
EDUCATION:University of South Africa (BComm Financial Management)
HOBBIES: All water sports, diving, cooking, baking, horse riding, reading
CHIEF ENGINEER | Jay Crichton | New Zealand
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Rock.It, Rockstar, Rochade, Atmosphere, Alfa Nero, Istros
WATERS CRUISED: Atlantic, Caribbean, East Coast USA, Great Lakes, Mediterranean
WORK EXPERIENCE: 10 years within the yachting industry & 6 years prior within the automotive mechanic industry
JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the engineering integrity of the yacht and all on board systems.
EDUCATION: N2 in Automotive Engineering
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES: MCA Yachts Y3 Chief Engineer
HOBBIES: Food, photography, sports, travel and videography
BOSUN | Gysbert De Wet (Gys) | South Africa
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Mahogany, No Comment, Checkmate
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, Caribbean, East Coast USA, South Africa including a transatlantic crossing
WORK EXPERIENCE: 4 years industry experience on private and charter yachts. Fishing guide and water sports instructor.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Working closely alongside the First Officer to ensure maximum safety and satisfaction of guests. Instructing guests on water toys and the ultimate fishing locations.
EDUCATION: Studied Socio Informatics at Stellenbosch University before moving into Logistics and Operational Management.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES: Yachtmaster Offshore, AEC Basic Maritime Engineering, Water Sports Instructor, STCW
HOBBIES: Fishing, golf, rugby, diving, water sports
DECKHAND - TBD