Operating in the Caribbean
Over the last four years, Chris and Lida have worked on luxury charter yachts in some of the most opulent destinations in the world, including the Maldives and the Caribbean, and they are particularly knowledgeable about the BVIs. The couples enjoy working together as a team, easily anticipating each other’s needs, and sharing a desire to take the best possible care of guests to ensure their holiday exceeds all expectations.
Having grown up by the sea on South Africa’s Western Cape, a career on the water seemed a natural step for Chris whose first role in yachting was with a sailing academy. After completing his captain’s qualification, he conducted deliveries and worked as a bosun before joining the charter industry with his long-term partner Lida. Chris is an all-round water sports enthusiast who enjoys surfing, kite surfing and wakeboarding. He is also an experienced Dive Master who loves to spend time leading guests on tours of the underwater world.
Lida grew up in the same town as Chris and primarily worked in hospitality as a waitress, bar manager and chef before she joined him in yachting. Professionally trained in fine dining catering by the Ashburton School in London, Lida is an experienced chef who strives to meet her guests’ wide-ranging culinary requirements. She enjoys sourcing the best quality ingredients from local ports to produce creative and well-balanced menus and is always keen to meet each individual guest's needs. Whatever style of food she is asked to prepare, Lida is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure memorable meals for all.