Operating in the Caribbean
Exterior with Toys
Foredeck, with the trampolines & beanbag loungers
Forward lounging cockpit with shade
The Annex from the water
Aft cockpit & alfresco dining
Aft deck seating and dining area
The huge flybridge lounging area & helm
Another flybridge view
BBQing on the top deck!
Another view of the saloon
The Annex's galley
Main deck queen suite
Another view of the main deck queen suite
Guest queen suite
Guest queen suite
Guest head and shower
Forward cockpit seating
Flybridge lounging area
Foredeck with forward cockpit area
From the bow looking aft on THE ANNEX
Being from Cape Town, South Africa, the ocean has always been something I have been drawn to. With a year living on board a vessel and traveling the Caribbean, and two Atlantic crossings under the belt; I knew sailing had to be my career choice, and that is when I found the British Virgin Islands. After spending over eight years in the BVI, I now consider this beautiful sanctuary home. I have operated small monohulls to large catamarans, and feel so privileged to show guests why I fell in love with these islands and how they are truly nature’s little secret.
I left Texas to acquire my captain’s license in Cape Town about ten years ago. I then sailed and dived around the South Pacific for a few years. I have been working in the Caribbean for 7 years now and have developed a passion for every aspect of my job, especially the culinary side of it. I love catering to different palettes and especially enjoy giving my guests not only a delicious meal but also an unforgettable experience!
Growing up in South Africa, I was surrounded with the bushveld and wild animals creating a great love for nature and all that entails. Having a great love and passion for the ocean specifically, I took a big leap of faith and started working on The Annex. I absolutely love entertaining and making people happy with good conversation and a cocktail… or 3. Meeting new people and getting to know my guests is definitely my favourite part of the job.
5 guest queen staterooms with private ensuite baths with dry shower stalls and electric heads. Four queen berths and one cabin with two singles berths which can convert to a queen. This yacht is NOT legal for more than 10 pax charters.
Early February, 2020, guests aboard THE ANNEX wrote:
This was the most amazing trip ever. The crew made all attempts to make this an amazing adventure. Nothing was to much trouble for Captain Nicolai, Captain Oliver, First mate Gemma and Chef Roma. We were a group of 10 and we all had the same opinion. Our travel to the different ports were very interesting and enjoyable. The meals were so delicious. Chef Roma went above and beyond to prepare the meals. I can’t say enough about this wonderful trip.