Operating in the East Mediterranean, West Mediterranean and the Caribbean
Andrew grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and has always had a love of water activities, from an early age the was involved in water-sports and eventually developed a fascination with ocean sailing. This passion eventually grew into a profession.
Andrew has sailed over 140,000nm and has 10 years experience as captain all over the world, Andrew prides himself on transforming novice crews into sailors. He loves sharing his passion of sailing and says "I derive much happiness from bringing joy to
others through the adventure and fun of sailing!"
Andrew's attention to safety, gentle personality, and confident manner sets the perfect tempo of relaxation onboard. So, guests can expect to learn and truly enjoy their time onboard Allegro. With many years cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean, you can be assured that itineraries are well planned, exciting, and the boat is a well managed environment.
Sarah grew up in the Naval town of Simon’s Town, South Africa,
When Sarah entered the yachting industry some years ago she had yet to discover her true role onboard. She started on a 35m motor yacht as Junior Stewardess. Sarah rose to the occasion when the head chef became unable to work. Her cooking pleased the palette of the Russian owner and Sarah became the new Head Chef! She progressed her career on some high profile sailing yachts, as sailing, together with cooking, are her true passions.
Teaming her love of the ocean, restaurant experience and hospitality background, Sarah creates an exceptional culinary experience for SY Allegro’s guests.
Sarah’s approach to food incorporates Mediterranean and Asian, molecular, fusion and incorporation of local delicacies and products, tying them into visual masterpieces for not only a sailing holiday but a culinary journey.
Libby grew up on the south coast of England and has spent her entire life by the water’s edge, forming an integral part of family life.
Libby is a qualified water-sports instructor and worked in Greece for two summers; her responsibilities included teaching dinghy sailing and windsurfing. This experience helped her realise that she wanted a full-time career in sailing and the aquatic lifestyle on the water.
With experience in the hospitality industry, Libby is passionate about interacting with people. Her enthusiasm shines through when embarking on any experiences onboard Allegro - wanting to make sure everyone that steps foot on the yacht has the most enjoyable and relaxing possible time.
Libby’s life experiences ensured she landed her dream job onboard as deck stew and allowed her to become part of Allegro family in May 2019.
Summer 2018 - I have never experienced such a coordinated and pleasant crew!
We ended our charter yesterday and would like to commend the owner and crew of Allegro.
The boat, as expected, was very comfortable, beautifully maintained, and sailed extremely well.
The crew was outstanding – extremely professional, always attentive, caring, and discreet.
Rarely do we encounter such a perfect team. In fact, after sailing for decades in three of my own boats with various crews, I have never experienced such a coordinated and pleasant crew!
Hopefully we will be able to sail again with them on ALLEGRO next year.
Summer 2018 - The trip has left us completely relaxed with beautiful memories to cherish
Thank you so much for the exceptional experiences we were able to enjoy with you on the Allegro last week.
We, along with the rest of our family, have all enjoyed this cruise immensely – it has left us completely relaxed and with beautiful memories which we will forever treasure.
We felt completely safe sailing with Andrew at the helm, and we were also delighted with Sarah’s culinary art, creativity, and level of refinement.
Thank you for your friendly spirit, patience and kindness – this human dimension makes so much difference on a trip like this.
Adding to our enjoyment was the boat itself – Allegro is a really beautiful boat, and is perfectly maintained by the fantastic crew. In fact, it was such a pleasure, we confirm our interest in joining you again next year!
Summer 2018 - A holiday we will never forget
We have been back for nearly a week, after a holiday we will never forget.
Everything about it was perfect, but it would not have been the same without the three of you! You looked after us brilliantly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
We loved Allegro – the sailing, the islands, the views, the cooking, the weather, the company, in short – everything.
On the last day when we were waiting for the flight in the evening, we went swimming and saw a turtle, so that was perfect!
I hope that the last week has been great fun and a success, but we also hope that you missed us a bit and won’t forget us! Do keep in touch from time to time, and I hope that we may see you in the Mediterranean one day.
February 2018 - Caribbean
A boat in a class of it’s own with a faultless crew. You were all complete stars – so professional and so good at all your respected jobs, and as a result, we had a wonderful time. We really appr eciate it – thank you, thank you.
If you ever need a reference in life please do not hesitate to ask.
PS: please pass this on to your owner —
I was lucky enough to be a guest on your yacht last week at the invitation of my friend, and not only is your boat in a class of its own, but the crew were faultless! 110% professional and friendly all the time, they made our visit very memorable – thank you very much.
July 2017 - Sardinia & Corsica, family of 6
We had an excellent time. Probably the best yet.
The Boat. Excellent. Just the right size for 6 people. We did some sailing and some motoring and all worked out very well. The accommodation in the bow and the working / galley / crew aft seems to be a good setup. Good toys, good tender.
The Crew. Faultless. Friendly, capable and professional.
September 2017 - Sardinia & Corsica, 2 couples
Allegro is a beautiful yacht, she delivered an excellent cruise, I would now like to purchase one but I don't know if I will ever find a crew as good as them.