Operating in the Bahamas
Master Bath Jacuzzi Tub
Lower Foyer Aft
Starboard Guest Stateroom
Port Guest Stateroom
Born in Paris and is 54 years old. He started his career in Yachting when he was 18. He has worked his way through a decorative array of marine qualifications, starting as a skipper delivering sailing boats from Greece to France, then quickly moving up in the ranks to First Mate on large boats all over the Mediterranean. Yet returned to smaller yachts, preferring the more personal touch. He has dedicated his life to captaining yachts in destinations around the world. Jean-Francois prides himself in anticipating every angle and request of his guests. He has meticulous attention to detail, providing excellent customer service. A fruitful character who treats everybody as he would like to be treated. With the support and love of his wife and three boys Jean Francois gives his entire attention to life at Sea.
Johan grew up in the coastal towns of South Africa. Water sports, in particular competitive sailing was part of his day to day life. His love for the sea and sailing, lead him to becoming Commodore of the Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat club for a number of years. Johan decided to travel and explore the world, and started his yachting career in the New England, USA, as crew member aboard sailing yachts. Johan spent most of the last two years on the busy Charter Yacht, M/Y My My My, before taking a break to further his Maritime studies. He joined M/Y Marbella II as First Mate in August 2017.
Johan pays great attention to detail and takes pride in the presentation of a well maintained yacht. Safety is his main priority, yet he really enjoys the interaction with guests, and making them feel comfortable whether on the yacht or during excursions.
Johan enjoys sailing, fishing and golfing in his spare time.
Born in Germany raised in the south of France, I grew up in a 600yr old farmhouse with livestock and a farm to table approach to the culinary arts. After college at age 18, I studied Hotel Management in Montreux Switzerland with a focus on Food & Beverage as well as the culinary arts. After graduating, I spent the next 8 yrs. apprenticing and interning in some of Switzerland’s finest, 1 to 3 Star Michelin restaurants. My training had a strong emphasis on preparing traditional European cuisine.
After my European studies I spent 3 ½yrs. in Australia as the Executive Chef in a French restaurant called Le Classic and subsequently as Executive Chef of a Belgian Beer café in Brisbane. After coming to the US, I took an Executive Chef position in south beach Miami at a restaurant called Baoly specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. After my time in Miami, I opened my own restaurant in Hollywood Fl, called Sage specializing in French cuisine.
After a long 20yr career in the restaurant business the opportunity arose to become a private chef, catering to private parties, yachts and vacation rentals in and around south Florida and the Caribbean.