Operating in the Caribbean and East Coast United States
Dining and Main Salon
Sky Lounge Theatre
Massage / Gym
Brendan Hails from Allentown, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Duquesne University with a BS in business administration, he decided to make the move to a much warmer climate, where he could pursue a career in yachting. He began his journey 23 years ago and has completed transatlantic crossings, traveled from the Caribbean to Alaska, and cruised the eastern seaboard. He takes great pride in his role as Captain and strives to always remain firm in purpose. Brendan’s goal is to make each trip the memory of a lifetime!
Chef Dave is an experienced, creative, and passionate chef with over 23 years of experience. He became a Red Seal Chef in 2002 and trained under French Chef Pierre Koffel, in Victoria B.C Canada where he was born. After learning the tricks of the trade, he took his experience and love for food to work in 4 different countries including Bermuda, Fiji, and Australia before making the move into yachting. Dave has been a chef aboard yachts for the past 11 years. As a yacht chef, Dave has traveled around the globe docking in 22 countries, while creating stunning meals each day for Owners, charter guests, and their friends and family.
Marcel was born in Free State, South Africa, where the corn grows tall and the ocean is nowhere to be seen. He has always had a love for the ocean and is an avid
fisherman. Marcel is very precise and always wants to provide the best for the guests and people around him. Marcel loves watersports, exploring and aims to spend most of his time in and on the water. He looks forward to bringing that passion on Amica Mea.
Kylie was born and raised in South Africa. Growing up in and near the water, she became an avid fisher as well as a surfing instructor and competition judge for 7 years. After
sailing around Cape Town as a teenager she decided to join yachting and make a career of it. She enjoys adventure and is always looking for new things to do on her time off. After many enjoyable years being in the industry, she looks forward to being able to share the experience with others.
Mili was raised in the city of Belgrade in the heart of Serbia. Growing up she excelled in volleyball and after high school, she studied in Milan, where she completed a
degree in Italian Language Studies. Her love for the sea led her to pursue a career in the yachting industry. Mili has worked on a variety of vessels during her seven years in yachting and on private jets during the winter seasons. She aims to provide guests with a unique and memorable experience during their time onboard. In Mili’s free time
she enjoys traveling to various parts of the world, immersing herself in different cultures, and loves exploring the hidden world beneath the sea through scuba diving. You will always find her with a warm smile on her face and with a positive attitude.
Michelle is from Pretoria, South Africa. She studied to be a teacher and has a huge passion for children. Her love for the sea comes from a young age when she used to go
fishing with her dad. She loves to travel and go on new adventures. In her time off she enjoys tennis, fishing, watersports, and boxing. She loves to work with people and is looking forward to providing all guests with a fun and memorable experience on Amica Mea.
Aubrey was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Her deep love for the ocean has been passed from her father who raised her on the water from a very young age.
Because she spent half of her childhood living on boats, yachting was a natural career choice. She is passionate about traveling, meeting new people, and stepping outside her comfort zone. An active individual who is always up for an adventure, enjoys diving, skiing, camping, and exploring new places in her free time. She hopes to continue learning and gaining experience in the yachting industry for years to come and someday fulfill her dream of becoming a captain.
Jarryd is from the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, and grew up on the water and around the beach. After having spent several years in the corporate world, Jarryd decided to pursue a career in yachting in order to align his passions and interests with his career.
Ben was born and raised on the sunny shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington Vermont. After moving to Alaska and fishing in the commercial fishing industry, his hook
was set for life on the sea. As well as working on yachts and fishing vessels, he has also worked on oil rig supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Ben has over 10 years as a marine engineer and holds a USCG 3000kw chief engineer license.
Stephen is an enthusiastic individual with respect and affection for the sea. After graduating with a Diploma in Yacht Management, he moved to building yachts whilst
competing in sailing events home and abroad. His introduction to the Superyacht world occurred when he moved to Antigua to work for a local carpentry shop, which served the industry in refit and repair. After meeting the people of such a dynamic and diverse industry, he decided to join his first yacht some 16 years ago. Stephen feels very fortunate to work with fantastic individuals and teams and looks forward to continuing this for many years to come.