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
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).
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: Majestic, Harbour Island, Iroquois, Kanaloa, Charisma, Neninka and Kahalani
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
Licenses & Certificates: Chief Engineer MCA Y2
Hobbies: Family time, golf, jogging, physical training, reading, theater, traveling, and cinema
Previous Yachts: Platinum, Illusion, DB9, Lady Lara, Arete
Richard spent his youth outdoors in the small farming town of Kokstad, South Africa. At a young age, he found a love for racing and all it had to offer. While studying Marketing at University, Richard spent most of his free time diving or fishing to help pay for his school. His true passion will always be racing/riding motorcycles. He competed throughout his childhood at a national and regional level claiming 3 titles along the way. This led him to racing standup jet skis during the off season over summer. Richard joined his first motor yacht Azteca in Trieste, Italy and had the opportunity to cruise the Mediterranean extensively. He quickly moved up the ranks while working on the Azteca vessels for the next 8 years and is more committed than ever to provide his guests with word-class experiences each and every charter!
Waters Cruised: Eastern & Western Mediterranean, Atlantic, Baltic Sea, Southern Africa, West Coast US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cocos Island.
Licenses & Certificates: STCW 95, MCA Chief Mate 3,000gt, GMDSS, ISM & ISPS & ECDIS Certified, PADI Nitrox / Rescue Diving.
Hobbies: All Water Sports, Surfing, Kiting, Diving, Motorcycling, Cycling, Fishing, 4x4 and Camping
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: Fortunato, Phoenix 2, Pelorus, Venus, Helios, Excellence V, Cloud 9, Freedom
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, Rising Sun
Cristian was born in Oltenita, Romania and grew up in Rome, Italy. After high school, Cristian attended the cooking Institute I.P.S.S.E.O.A Michelangelo Buonarroti, where he graduated with a 5-year Diploma. He also gained his 600 Hours First Pastrycook certificate.
Since then Cristian’s trade has taken him all over the world, including Italy, Germany, London and Sydney, Australia. He worked at many luxury venues such as Private Chalets, Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants. In 2018, Cristian decided to take his passion of cooking to the sea and began to work on Super Yachts. He is well experienced in Italian and Mediterranean cooking techniques and has a broad knowledge of all world cuisines. He is no stranger to pastry and kneads the fresh pasta dough with experienced hands just like his Grandma did. His cooking style is rustic and pure, well flavored and often prepared the traditional way but served with a modern twist. He’s joined Sovereign with great enthusiasm to present amazing culinary experiences.
Waters cruised: Mediterranean, Eastern US, Bahamas
Education: Diploma of Professional Studies in Culinary & Management - Institute I.P.S.S.E.O.A Michelangelo Buonarroti, Professional Activity Area III First Pastry Cook – 600 Hours - Institute I.P.S.S.E.O.A Michelangelo Buonarroti
Hobbies: Reading, Sports, Gastronomy, Exploring Nature, Travel, Hiking.
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
Amanda was born in New Jersey and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Communication. After college in 2012 she moved to Manhattan, New York where she found a passion in hospitality working for John Georges as a consultant and bartender. After discovering Fire Island, New York she continued pursuing her passion beachside and fell in love with boating. Yachting was a natural progression of utilizing her skills and opening her up to new experiences and world travel. She is a brand new addition to our Sovereign team and is looking forward to delivering the highest service to our guests.
Waters Cruised: Northeast United States, Bahamas
Licenses & Certificates: STCW 95, Proficiency Designated Security Duties, Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Certificate for Catering
Hobbies: Poetry, Pilates, Cycling, Hiking, Camping and Sailing
Tish was born in Melbourne Australia and moved to the Northern Beaches of Sydney 6 years ago. He is new to the yachting industry after previously working as a banker. He has a double degree in Commercial Law and Arabic and Middle Eastern studies from 2013. In 2017 he then went to start his own fitness business called Turbo Time and now is a qualified Nutritional Advisor.
Tish is extremely eager to in his new role, as he enjoys being around the water, working hard and entertaining guests.
Waters cruised: Atlantic, Baltic, Caribbean, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Surfing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, running, swimming, hiking, weight training
: Preston is originally from a small city on the front range of the Rocky Mountains called Boulder, Colorado. He grew up utilizing the mountainous region for adventurous activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Although in a land locked state, Preston grew up on the lakes of Colorado using his family’s boat every summer. He played collegiate soccer but also enjoyed the thrill of extreme sports such as surfing and wakeboarding. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance he moved to Australia to work as a cocktail bartender for two years. His interest in the yachting industry came from his love for the sea and his desire to continue traveling. Preston is currently beginning his yachting career in hopes to learn as much as he can from his colleagues and eventually work his way up to becoming a Captain one day.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, East and Western Mediterranean, North East Coast of the United States, The Caribbean
Licenses & Certifications: STCW, ENG 1, Security Duties for Seafarers
Hobbies: Wakeboarding, Surfing, Camping, Music, Financial Investments, Cocktail Mixology, Craft Brewing, Exploring New Countries
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.