Operating in the North America and the Bahamas
Jopaju with Tender
Alex was born and raised in Orange County California. He grew up at the beach enjoying spear ﬁshing, scuba diving, surﬁng, and boating. Alex started as a deck hand at eighteen years old in Santa Barbara California, and took over as a captain of a 90' at the age of twenty-one. Alex has been the captain of boats in Mexico, Hawaii, up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the Caribbean, and Alaska. Alex not only holds a 500-ton captain’s license; he has been a captain for over a decade, running everything from ﬁshing boats, catamarans, and jet boats, to motor yachts up to 112'.
Alex has made it his life’s work to celebrate other people’s vacations with them. With the recent birth of his ﬁrst son, Zale, Alex is looking forward to introducing Zale to the joys of yachting.
Elizabeth was born and raised in central Texas and enjoyed exploring the many lakes in the area. After receiving her communication degree from Texas A&M, she immediately moved to Hawaii to gain experience in the hospitality industry along with following her passion for all things ocean. She then moved to Charleston, SC to study yoga and received her teaching certificate while working her way up in the hospitality world. Elizabeth has traveled all over the world including the Middle East but bonding with students while teaching English in Guangzhou, China was her absolute favorite. Elizabeth discovered yachting a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. Whether you need a strong cocktail or a fun workout, she’s your girl!
Rio Alexander’s love of food developed early on in life, growing up amidst Northern California’s organic food movement. Learning from a gourmet mother and German grandmother, he started experimenting and developing his palate working with home grown vegetables and meats from surrounding farms. His parents were world travelers and encouraged the development of Rio’s love of travel and the ocean from an early age, traveling internationally with other homes in Mexico and Connecticut where he started windsurfing, boating, and scuba diving. During his teens, his tastes and culinary expertise developed further while living abroad France, Italy, Egypt, and Spain over the course of eight years. While living in Paris, Rio attended the Cordon Bleu as well as several museum
schools, achieving degrees in art history, museum studies, and the culinary arts. After returning to the United States, Rio worked for many years in restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, while also engaging in many years of private chef work for a variety of prominent families internationally, and over a dozen high-profile celebrities Rio speaks French and Spanish almost fluently, and is also a PADI certified Dive Master, licensed sky-diver, snowboarder, and a world class champion equestrian show jumper and polo player. He has now been working as executive chef on superyachts for almost a decade in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and South Pacific.
Karl was born and raised in the North-West of England, in the city of Manchester and emigrated to South Florida after completing Grammar school at the age of sixteen. He then studied Hospitality and Tourism while working in his family's chauffeured transportation business. He took on many positions from chauffeuring to event management and realized he had a passion for providing memorable, guest experiences to clients.
Karl has been a boater for the past 5 years and has taken many trips over to the Bahamas to fish, scuba dive and to just enjoy the Bahamian waters.
Karl's father was a diving instructor, which gave Karl interest in the sport, who is a PADI Open Water Certified Diver and also enjoys exploring new cities, running and yoga.
Lili was born and raised in Boca Raton Florida. Attended University of Miami and received her bachelor’s degree in foreign Affairs. Lili loves sailing, travel and the Ocean so decided to try out yachting this year. She started on a 37 meter and we are lucky to now have working on Motor Yacht Jopaju. She has worked in the service industry for several years to help pay for college and has a Mixology Certiﬁ cate from Bowles School Academy in Germany. Make sure you try out her Tai Basil Margarita. Her favorite sports are sailing, diving, snorkeling and swimming; she also loves to bake. Lili also speaks both Hungarian and French. She is working toward becoming a chief stew.
JOPAJU can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet. 3 GUEST cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. JOPAJU is fully air conditioned through out.