||MCA Officer of the watch 3000 Tons
|Number of Crew: 4
||Languages: English, Bulgarian, Afrikaans and Zulu
Bernie and Angie are an adventurous and easy-going couple with an exuberant passion for nature and the ocean. Together they will make any vacation an unforgettable and a once in a lifetime experience for your family and loved ones. Bernie met Angie as a teenager and taught her to sail and surf. They both share similar passions and their company will make everyone on board feel warm and at home.
Bernie?s love for sailing and water sports was instilled in him at an early age by his father, who was the commodore of the local yacht club. Bernie?s sailing career began as early as the age of 8. Bernard is a professional and reliable MCA certified Captain with MCA Officer of the Watch, MCA Master, and B.V.I Class One licenses. Gaining extensive yacht charter experience working on-board top-rated sailing and motor yachts of up to 200 feet, his capabilities handling dynamic situations with the utmost of ease combined with his familiarity of the best ports and anchorages in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and south Pacific and easy going demeanour have earned him an excellent reputation in the industry. A certified open water diver, he loves spending time out on the water and finds great pleasure surfing, wake boarding, diving, and fishing during his free time. Bernie?s enthusiasm, experience and relaxed personality will add to an unforgettable vacation for all guests on-board.
Angie has grown up in the outdoors and her love for nature and an active lifestyle was rooted deep within her from an early age. She was brought up around powerboats and learnt to water-ski as a young girl. Angelique is a vibrant and delightful hostess and chef with an impeccable attention to detail and innate talent in the kitchen. Inspired by her creativity and fervent passion for food and wine, she has become a pro at preparing delectable dishes that have proven to impress even those with the most discerning palates. In just the few short years Angelique has been in the industry, she has earned two awards, one for the Best Dessert and another for Best Overall Dish at the 2013 BVI Charter Yacht Show. She also has experience working as an instructor providing surf lessons for girls and is great with children. She has obtained a PhD in Geology from the University of Stellenbosch and is enthusiastic to share her knowledge of the natural history of the beautiful islands and surroundings. Her friendly and outgoing personality promises to help you relax and make you feel at ease on-board.
First Mate : Matt Gregory
Matt is an energetic, hardworking young man whose love and passion for the ocean has been instilled in him since day one, growing up along the beaches and waterways of the north coast of Durban, South African. Because Matt has grown up on boats, he could hone all ocean based skills ranging from wakeboarding to diving, as well as stand up paddling, jet skiing and surfing. Matts passions are not solely based around yachting as he reigns from a vast background of sports coaching and education, great for charter families with children. He has a keen eye for detail and readily available to attend to your every need.
Stewardess: Dessi Starhovska
Growing up along the coast of Cape Town in South Africa, Dessi has always felt most at home along the shoreline exploring hidden beaches and coves. She has traveled the world extensively and thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.
After studying marketing she worked as an event manager within a multinational firm and realized that she has a gift for creating enjoyable and memorable experiences for her clients.
By combining her passion of the ocean with her love for the service industry, Dessi has found great joy in being a valued crew member and bringing people into a warm and welcomed environment.
Dessi?s kind and caring personality ensures that each client aboard feels relaxed and comfortable at all times. Her servicing, housekeeping and finishing skills are exceptional, and she will diligently take care of every detail.
Dessi has a dynamic personality and a consistently positive energy and she will go through great length to meet a request and deliver service of the highest standard always.
Your charter aboard the yacht with Dessi tending to your every need, is sure to be an unforgettable one.
Bernard, Angie, Matt and Dessi are looking forward to welcoming you to XENIA 74