CAPTAIN: SIMEON KORFANTY
Simeon hails from Scotland and has been part of the yachting and SCUBA community for over two decades. Beginning his service as a Deckhand, he now holds an IYT Master of Yachts Unlimited certificate. With over 4700 dives, he is just as comfortable under the surface as he is sailing on top. He completed a solo voyage sailing around the Caribbean, covering 4000 km (2500 miles) on board an 8,23 m (27’) Albin Vega, where he indulged some of his other maritime interests, such as spearfishing and freediving. Having worked on a variety of yachts (private and charter) up to 119 meters (390’5”) in length, covering the Caribbean, Bahamas, Europe, and Iceland, he is returning to his sailing roots in the British Virgin Islands charter world, ready to share everything the islands have to offer. In his spare time, Simeon likes to exercise (kettlebells are his favored discipline) and holds certificates in various forms of personal training.
ENGINEER/ALTERNATE CAPTAIN/DIVE INSTRUCTOR: JASON HOLT
Jason is no stranger to the charter industry or the water. He holds a Master of Yachts, a Fly Boarding Instructor, Dive Instructor, Commercial Diver, and Engineering and Diesel Training. He is a keen Fisherman who loves water sports and kite surfing. He hails from South Africa but has made the British Virgin Islands his home for many years. Jason has extensive experience on Motor Yachts, both private and charter, with a long stint on the Charter Motor Yacht Unbridled. We feel privileged to have Jason on our team with his wide breadth of skills from Engineering to White Yacht Service.
CHEF: KIM STOKLASA
Before turning her passion to yachting, Kim worked in the finance, entertainment, luxury event management, television, and music industries in several diverse roles, including performing as a professional singer. Kim’s other passions include playing guitar, training dogs, living the RV life when not on charter, and exploring the underwater world through SCUBA, swimming, snorkeling, and participating in other water sports. Growing up in Switzerland, she loves the mountains and has been skiing since childhood. Being a keen photographer, painter, and nature enthusiast, Kim enjoys hiking with friends and observing wildlife, documenting this on film, as well as putting the rod out to catch some lunch.
Kim is no stranger to yacht charters or the British Virgin Islands. She has served gorgeous food for the last eight years and is a sought-after chef. Kim is one of those unique people who makes difficult tasks look easy. She is a delight to work with, very organized, and pragmatic. Most
importantly, Kim is a team player who ensures everyone around her feels at ease. She is a true people person who takes the time to get to know each guest personally.
Kim will share the chef position this season with Yves, with Kim starting the season and Yves coming on board later.
CHEF: YVES GAUTIER
Yves is a classically trained french chef (Catering Baccalaureate) originally from Paris who recently worked as a sole chef on a 42 M Motor yacht in France and Turkey. However, Yves spent 17 years in the Caribbean cooking in Villas and operating his restaurants. He left the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma and is very excited to return. He is equally proficient in French, Mediterranean, Kosher, North African, Japanese, Italian, Sushi and Maki, Middle East, Thai, Indian, South American, Vegetarian, Vegan, all types of allergies, not to mention plain old North American favorites. He has impressive wine-pairing knowledge and a good knowledge of cigars. Pastry and Bread Making will come out of the galley frequently.
SCUBA diving, Fishing, and all watersports, along with Sailing, particularly make him happy.
STEWARDESS LUCIE LE LANN
Lucie hails from Brittany on the west coast of France with a background in corporate and information systems in Africa and Guadeloupe. She took a leap of faith and moved to Guadeloupe approximately five years ago, where she was self-employed, creating decorative objects with collected driftwood, sea shells, jewelry, and accessories. She has always wanted to work on a sailing yacht and has recently completed her STCW, ENG 1, and recently completed mixology and stewardess courses to be ready for this season on Mariah Princess. In her spare time, she likes Surfing, Windsurfing, Running, Hiking, Cooking, and Crafts.
Robert was born on Tortola and raised on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands and is a fully certified EMT. ( Emergency Medical Technician). Robert is certified as a Rescue Diver and Master Diver and working toward getting his DiveMaster Certification. Recently having completed his STCW and ENG 1, he is excited to be working his first yachting position. Robert loves SCUBA diving and motorcycles and is currently learning how to surf and free dive.
We are very proud of the team that we have put together, and they are all enthusiastic professionals who look forward to showing you the best vacation possible!