Operating in the Caribbean, West Mediterranean and the Bahamas
Guest cabin with twin beds
Guest cabin with twin beds
Saloon and bar
Sap and relaxation
Jacuzzi and deck space
Alfresco bar area
Side profile at anchor
Previous Yachts: Majestic, Harbour Island, Iroquois, Kanaloa, Charisma, Neninka and Kahalani
Biography: Stephen was born and raised in rural New South Wales, Australia. He was always one to be involved in various sports and
outdoor activities and represented his home state in Field Hockey. Immediately after graduating from High School, he attended
The University of Wollongong NSW, to study Exercise Science. Soon after he received his Bachelor of Science and worked as a
Personal Fitness Trainer, before the overwhelming urge to travel overseas grew.
At 24, Stephen set forth on a traveling adventure beginning in Europe. While in the Balearic Islands of Spain, he discovered the
once unknown life of yachting and completed his first Transatlantic crossing in 1996. Shortly after that he began working as a junior
Deckhand on 40-50m motor yachts.
Along the way, Stephen has been well mentored by prolific Captains in the industry and worked his way through the ranks steadily
for over 17 years from Deckhand and Bosun to Deck Officer and Captain. His welcoming demeanor, enthusiasm for travel, and keen
sense of leadership lend itself perfectly to the role of Captain.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic Ocean, East and Western Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas, the Caribbean, East and West coast of
USA (including Alaska).
Job Description: The Captain is responsible for the safety, overall running, and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests.
He always ensures the safe and efficient operation of the yacht, including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations,
as well as adherence to International Flag, Port State and local laws and regulations. The Captain has a close relationship with
his crew and provides leadership, guidance and support, while encouraging both teamwork and individual accountability. He
communicates clearly with the crew to ensure compliance with, and understanding of, the vessel’s policies and is responsible for
the delegation of duties and oversight with respect to department heads.
Licenses & Certificates: STCW95, MCA Master 3,000gt, GMDSS, ISM & ISPS & ECDIS Certified, Bachelor of Science (Exercise
Science), PADI Open Water Diving.
Hobbies: Road cycling, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and adventurous travel.
Previous Yachts: Platinum, Illusion, DB9, Lady Lara, Arete
Biography: Hervé originates from the Ivory Coast in West Africa but calls Brittany, Northern France home. He is multilingual in
French, Italian, Spanish, and English which has been a great asset for him during his twenty years of experience in the yachting
industry. Being a MCA qualified marine engineer, Hervé takes great pride in overseeing Sovereign’s technical department ensuring
the ultimate comfort and safety of the owners, guests, and crew.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, North Sea, USA
Job Description: The Chief Engineer is responsible for the running, maintenance and repair of all mechanical, electrical and
electronic equipment on board, including all machinery in the engine room, domestic equipment, bridge and deck equipment.
He works closely with the Second Engineer to maintain detailed, up-to-date logs of all equipment, engineering activities and
critical systems, as well as, providing an accurate inventory of spare parts, technical consumables and tools. In addition, he ensures
adherence to International Flag, Port State and local laws and regulations in regard to engine room operations.
Licenses & Certificates: Chief Engineer MCA Y2
Hobbies: Family time, golf, jogging, physical training, reading, theater, traveling, and cinema
Previous Yachts: Balaju, Odessa, Turmoil, Gladiator/Samurai, Dream
Biography: Arron spent his youth in the Mother City of Cape Town, South Africa. At a young age, he found a love for the ocean and all it had to offer. Between school and studying, Arron spent most of his free time sailing. His first exposure to sailboats came at the age of four when his watched his grandfather build an Optimist. At the age of seventeen he reached national success competing in International Regattas. Arron joined his first motor yacht in Sint Maarten and had the opportunity to cruise the Mediterranean and Caribbean extensively shortly after that. He quickly moved up the ranks and is more committed than ever to provide his guests with word-class experiences each and every charter!
Waters Cruised: Eastern & Western Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean, Southern Africa, East Coast US, Galapagos, French Polynesian Islands, Fijian Islands & Auckland.
Licenses & Certificates: STCW 95, MCA Master 3,000gt, GMDSS, ISM & ISPS & ECDIS Certified, PADI Rescue Diving.
Hobbies: All Water Sports, Surfing, Sailing, Drone Flying and Video Editing
Previous Yachts: Fortunato, Phoenix 2, Pelorus, Venus, Helios, Excellence V, Cloud 9, Freedom
Biography: Nella grew up in a small town called Humenne on the eastern side of Slovakia. After graduating from The Economic Academy at the age of 19, she moved to London to improve her English. While studying she worked as a Nanny and then got introduced to the top hospitality services by working in Hotel and BP offices as a receptionist.
She always loved traveling and by pure luck she became a Stewardess on a private yacht. She joined her first Motor Yacht in 2006 in Barcelona and still retains the love and passion for the yachting lifestyle 13 years later.
With a keen eye for creative detail and an innate ability to anticipate the needs of others, Nella will be sure to make your vacation on Sovereign unforgettable.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic & Pacific Ocean, Eastern & Western Mediterranean, Bahamas, the Caribbean, East Coast USA & Central America.
Licenses & Certificates: ELLE Make-up Artist & Fashion Stylist course, New build Leadership Development course, Wine & Whiskey courses, STCW 10, Open water Diving certificate, Proficiency Designated Security duties, Level 2 Food safety & hygiene certificate
Hobbies: Music, Fashion, Interior Design, Fine Wining & Dining, Sunshine, being around fun people, exploring the World as well as her growing family at home.
Previous yachts: Skat, Rising Sun
Biography: Markus was born in a little town in the heart of the southern forests of Sweden. He is a professionally trained chef with 14 years of experience in the service industry. He started young and has worked his way through many restaurants. He was former Head Chef at two of them. After years of working in the basements of some of the top Swedish restaurants, his burning interest for traveling the world took over and encouraged him to join the yachting industry. He is trained in French and modern Scandinavian cooking styles, but with years of traveling and influences from former workplaces he is able to create flavorful and extravagant dishes within most of the worlds cuisines as well as any diets or specifications of your liking. The techniques he uses are often the latest with the help of an extensive molecular gastronomy background, but he is still a massive fan of the old traditional French way.
Waters cruised: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, Eastern US, Scandinavia
Education: 3- years of culinary training at Ryssbygymnasiet, ranked as one of the best private Cooking Schools in Sweden. He is also a PADI specialty dive instructor.
Hobbies: Travelling, Exploring new Cuisines and Cultures, fine wine and Craft Beer, Scuba diving, Freediving and Spearfishing.
Previous Yachts: Skat
Biography: Jonathan is from the city of Malmo in south of Sweden. He studied cooking for 3 years and after 15 years of culinary experience he became very well known in his local area. When he was young, he quickly developed interest for Scandinavian flavors and food traditions and early in his career he worked under some of the best food creators in Sweden had to offer. His interest began to broaden outside of Swedish borders and European & Asian food traditions became his new passion. After overseeing a few kitchens on his own he started his own business by owning a food truck where he implemented all the street food ideas he acquired during his travels. Jonathan got offered a job as Chef on a large well-known yacht 3 years ago and he is taking his cooking to another level. He is well experienced in French and Scandinavian cooking techniques but has a broad knowledge of all world cuisine. He is no stranger to pastry and kneads bread dough with experienced hands. His cooking style is rustic and pure, well flavored and often prepared the traditional way but served with a modern twist.
Waters cruised: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, Eastern US, Scandinavia
Education: 3- years of culinary training at John Baur gymnasium
Hobbies: Traveling, Watersports, Climbing, New Cuisines and Cultures, Wine and Beer
Previous Yachts: Carpe Diem, Odessa
Biography: Craigon was born and raised on the island, Jamaica. At an early age he was focused on becoming an engineering and decided to pursue a career in Marine Engineering. After completing his studies and certification, he began working as a Merchant Marine Engineer on container ships and ocean-going tugboats.
In November 2017 he was introduced to his first yacht, after his cousin, a Chief Engineer on yachts, encouraged him to join the yachting industry. Craigon has a tremendous work ethic and focus for his job yet is as congenial as the day is long. He feels he’s found his dream job cruising the world and sharing amazing experiences with guests and crew.
Waters Cruised: USA, Caribbean.
Licenses & Certificates: OICEW
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Playing Guitar, Watching Movies, Pool
Previous Yachts: Samar, Candyscape, Mystique, Bravado, Lady Sura, Missing Link
Biography: Kat has been in yachting for 10 years. His passion for traveling has afforded him the opportunity to gain a very unique job, this one in particular. Allowing him to fish, surf, kiteboard and do all the watersports one can think of whilst also furthering his career as an Officer and one day becoming a professional Captain. Katlin left Cape Town and went to work on an adventure vessel operating the Mozambique channel running adventure trips of up to three weeks to some of the most remote places along the East coast of Africa, Including Seychelle’s, Maldives’, Madagascar and Mozambique. After 2 years and many priceless journeys it was time to start his yachting career in Antibes, France. This opened up a world previously unknown to him and started up a passion that has led him to what has become his dream job. Currently Katlin is working towards his Officer of the watch and forever expanding his knowledge and skills on deck and life.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, East and Western Mediterranean, East and West coast of America, the Caribbean and Central America
Licenses & Certificates: Yachtmaster Offshore, AEC, EDH, GMDSS GOC, Watercraft and Powerboat instructor
Hobbies: Dirt & Mountain Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Kiteboarding, Wakeboarding, Trail Running, Long Road Trips, Surfing, Freediving, Diving, Camping and generally Anything to do with Nature and Adventure
Previous Yachts: Sovereign
Biography: Danielle was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and has recently resided in both the Bahamas and Mexico. Danielle
was first introduced to the yachting industry when she was a provisioning agent in the Bahamas and then while working as a Charter
booking agent in Mexico. With an extensive background in Hospitality and Event Management, Danielle knows the importance of
superior service and maintaining a high standard of guest satisfaction. With her knowledge of all things nautical, love of adventure,
and experience in hospitality, Danielle knew that a career on board superyachts would be a natural fit! Her long-term aspiration is
to work her way up into the role of Purser on large megayachts.
Waters Cruised: South Pacific, West & East Coast US, and Canada
Job Description: As stewardess, and part of the Interior crew, her duties include laundry, housekeeping, meal and beverage service,
and attending to the charter guests. She also assists with administrative tasks, inventories, and scheduled interior maintenance.
Licenses & Certificates: STCW 95, Proficiency in Designated Security Duties, Level 2 Food & Hygiene, Silver Service, Certified
Hobbies: Sailing, Equestrian, Yoga, Running, Water sports, hiking, and non-fiction literature.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Freedom
Biography: Although born in Vietnam to Chinese parents, Mimi grew up in London so she often tells people she experienced the best of both Eastern and Western cultures in her childhood. She speaks Cantonese as well as English. Growing up in London
she was always curious about different cultures. After graduating from University her adventurous spirit took her backpacking
throughout Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, South Africa, and Central America. Mimi enjoys learning new skills which means she
has had various careers from being a Kiwi fruit sorter in New Zealand, Manicurist in England, to Caregiver for the elderly in the US.
Her segue into yachting was a perfect fit and the greatest adventure of her life to date!
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean, USA and Caribbean.
Job Description: As stewardess and part of the Interior crew her duties include laundry, housekeeping, meal and beverage services
and attending to the charter guests. She also assists with administrative tasks, inventories and scheduled interior maintenance.
Licenses & Certificates: STCW 95, PDSD, Food and Hygiene Certificate Level 2
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, scuba diving, cycling, fabric arts, reading fictional history novels, and trying cuisines from different
Previous Yachts: Aquavita, Samadhi, Northern Lights
Biography: Drew was born and raised on the South West coast of England in a small town called Salcombe. As a young boy he showed great enthusiasm for spending time on the water by joining the Salcombe Island Cruising Club Cadettes where he learned
the basics of dingy sailing. At the age of 16 he went toExeter College to study Performing Arts alongside Business Studies but always had a longing to get back out on the water. After graduating and at the age of 20, Andrew traveled to Antibes, France to pursue a career in yachting and hasn’t looked back. Since joining the yachting community Drew has traveled to many beautiful countries, but his favorite and most recent, was the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, SE Asia. He went to train for an intensive Muay-Thai course, learning advanced technique and discipline! Drew loves the potential places that this industry can take him and looks forward to helping the guests onboard Motor Yacht
Sovereign have the best experience possible in every way he can.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Mediterranean, Bahamas, Caribbean, Cuba, U.S. East Coast
Licenses and Certificates: STCW95, RYA Yacht Master Offshore (200gt), RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA SRRC, Proficiency in Designated
Security Duties, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and a Subsidiary Diploma in Business Studies.
Hobbies: Sailing, Surfing, Long boarding, Jet skiing, Paddle boarding, Acting & Muay-Thai
Previous Yachts: Avanti
Biography: Arthur has been in yachting for the last two years, having come from a watersport loving family on the relaxed Eastern Cape coastline of South Africa. He began Surfing at the age of 10, being fortunate enough to being close to the world-renowned surfing Mecca…. Jeffery’s Bay.
After finishing University Arthur lived in various areas of Africa alongside his brother, fishing, cooking and surf coaching to make ends meet. It was evident that the path to super yachting was going to become a reality with the curiosity and excitement of travel, the love for the ocean and passion for engaging with people.
Waters cruised: Atlantic, Indian, Baltic and Caribbean seas.
Hobbies: Surfing, Stand up paddle boarding, fishing, mountain biking, hunting, yoga, squash, body weight training, swimming, free diving.
Previous Yachts: Sovereign, 7J’s, Jamaica Bay III
Biography: Chris comes from Cornwall, the South-West coast of England. He grew up in a large family with five brothers, enjoying boating and water sports. Prior to yachting, he was a former High School Drama Teacher and that ability to entertain certainly comes through in his colorful personality. Chris is a good boat handler and communicator, although firmly focused on guest comfort and safety at the same time. He returns to the Sovereign crew, this time as Chase Boat Captain, having served as Bosun last year.
Waters Cruised: Pacific, Atlantic, Eastern USA, Caribbean and Mediterranean
Licenses & Certificates: MCA Yachtmaster Offshore, A.E.C, STCW 95, Rescue Diver
Education: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, MA Theater Practice, BA Hons Drama Studies
Hobbies: Soccer, Wakeboarding, Playing the guitar.
MAIN DECK MASTER STATEROOM: A full beam stateroom with luxurious wool silk carpeting on the main deck offers guests incredible views through eight large oval windows. Walk around King bed (faces aft) with His-and-Her desks located port and starboard. Large closets offer ample storage space and feature a mini bar fridge. Forward access to His-and-Her en-suite bath, 2 sinks, large soaking Jacuzzi tub, separate shared shower, private head for Him and Hers with bidet.
UPPER DECK 2ND MASTER STATEROOM: Located forward Sovereign's second master stateroom offers her guests spectacular 270 degree views. His-and Hers closets. Walk around bed (faces forward) with a desk to the left and sofa to the right. En-suite His-and-Hers bath features a Jacuzzi tub, two vanities, a separate shower and bidet. Access to a private sitting outdoor sitting area on the Portuguese deck is located on the starboard.
LOWER DECK PORT AFT VIP SUITE: A spacious cabin with walk around king bed, desk and 40" flat panel TV. En-suite bath with double access shower in this His-and-Hers bath.STARBOARD GUEST STATEROOM A spacious cabin with walk around King bed, and 40" flat panel TV. En-suite bath with shower.
STARBOARD TWIN CABIN: Guest cabin offering flexibility of a full bed, twin bed, and Pullman. En-suite bath with tub.
PORT TWIN CABIN: Guest cabin offering flexibility of a full bed, twin bed, and Pullman. En-suite bath with tub.
MAIN DECK MAIN SALON: Through the main aft doors and past the marbled foyer is the main salon featuring a seating area with multiple tables and settees comfortably hosting any sized group. The collection of settees and tables allows you to enjoy the view from any direction.
SKYLOUNGE Panoramic sky lounge area featuring nearly 10 feet of headroom at the center. This Skylounge serves as the primary social area of the yacht with incredible views, a large full-service bar, a nearby service pantry, and quick access to the upper aft deck. This expansive room has plush carpeting throughout, reclining theater-style seating, and features both a 90' projector screen and 80' flat panel TV.
SKYLOUNGE DECK: The upper aft deck has a large, circular alfresco dining table for elegant outdoor dining. It can comfortably accommodate 12 guests and features a lazy susan. Aft of the table are several large sun pads, comfortable seating areas and tables to relax outside in privacy, out of view from the dock.