Operating in the East Mediterranean and the Caribbean
Captain Ricky grew up in a small town along the Garden Route of South Africa, Mossel Bay. Throughout his childhood he spent most of days on the water naturally creating a love for the ocean and sailing. Ricky gained a great amount of experience and knowledge when he decided to sail the globe in 2009 crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. After this sailing adventure he spent 5 years in South Africa learning about Marine Electronics and Fishing. Ricky’s craving to be back on the ocean started in 2015 when he decided to start his career in chartering. Ricky looks forward to welcoming guests onboard and showing the first hand why he loves doing what he does.
Chef Elise has a strong Italian background with a love of food, family and travel. Although having been born and raised in southern New Jersey, Elise and her large Italian family which had moved to the USA, were meticulously keeping their Italian traditions. Her earliest memories start with cooking authentic Italian dishes from scratch with her grandmother, which gave the start of her love for cooking.
Elise studied Business and Economics in College while continuing traveling and exploring different culinary delights with every venture abroad. Shortly afterwards she moved to New York City and started a business career among the hustle and bustle of city life to realize that her true passion was love of travel and exploration of local cuisines indeed. The blue green waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean kept calling her away, so she joined the yachting industry to follow her dreams.
Before long, she had traveled throughout the states and visited 35 countries to find an intense realization that her heart desire was in sharing her sailing and culinary life experiences with others to create a memorable vacation adventure.
With years of knowledge acquired during her travels Elise finds great pleasure in creating healthy, deep flavored dishes and well-planned combinations prepared with the highest quality ingredients. Her cooking style is healthy and pure with great flavor for the palate and prepared the traditional way but served with a modern twist for your enjoyment. Flexible and focused on the best possible service, she is attentive to guests’ diets and personal preferences, making a vacation of a lifetime.