Shaun has been a professional mariner since 2010. He has sailed around the world on various vessels with a focus on remote expedition cruising areas. With an education from the University of Johannesburg, Shaun is qualified as a practicing attorney and holds degrees in economics and international tax. His education has assisted Shaun in navigating the legislative and regulatory aspects of yachting with ease, providing for safe and efficient running of vessels in line with what is required by flag and port states. Shaun is from South Africa and has strong family values. He takes pride in teaching and mentoring his crew to progress their careers in a professional and responsible manner. Sharing his knowledge and love for the ocean, Shaun always places the safety of the Vessel, crew and guests as paramount while providing a service that allows clients to create memorable moments.
Keiton was born in Jamaica. He was a marine engineer for 5 years on different installations, including commercial tankers, cargo ships and yachts. He has worked with Lady S through shipyard periods and guest trips and prides himself on ensuring that all machinery and equipment is operating safely and is maintained for everyone onboard. Keiton is constantly looking for new and better ways to perfrom his duties, keeping up to date with the advancement in technology and marine engineering. Ensuring guests can relax and be comfortable during their adventures aboard is Keiton’s main objective and one that he has succeeded at time and time again. He has a soft and quiet nature and is always willing to lend a helping hand. One of his passions is to teach and share his knowledge. During periods of down time from the marine environment, Keiton works as an assistant teacher in Jamaica. He enjoys long runs and hiking.
FIRST OFFICER / DIVE MASTER
Luke hails from a small town in South Africa called East London. He has been in the yachting industry for 5 years and has progressed through the ranks quickly with an attitude of hard work and discipline. He is working towards his Officer of the Watch <3000GT. Luke has always had great affinity for the ocean, whether being on top of the water or under it, so when it comes to fishing, diving and water sports he is your guy. Lead Dive Master on board the Vessel, Luke has a passion for the underwater marine environment. He prides himself in excelling his guests experience through strong organisational skills and a variety of options from just dipping toes in the water to an early morning fishing trip or scenic drift dive to experience the wonders that the underwater world has to offer. Luke has a wonderful and open personality, always willing to interact and share his knowledge of the incredible environment he gets to work in everyday.
Johan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been working onboard luxury yachts for the past couple of years exploring the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and visiting some of the world’s most beautiful islands. He discovered his passion for the ocean and marine life from a young age, being privileged enough to grow up in a family of sailors. Johan is always keen to explore new waters whilst using his navigational knowledge and respect for the ocean as his guide. His experience and family gave him the necessary background and confidence to pursue his dreams and become a crew member on a large yacht. His passion for the outdoors and physical activities led him to many sports such as tennis, rugby and athletics. Priding himself in the ability to always be up for a challenge, and learning from failures and success is his life motto.
Rene’t is from a small beach town called Plettenburg Bay in South Africa where her great love for the ocean began. She grew up surfing, kite surfing, diving and exploring the natural surrounding forests. She started her yachting career at the age of 18 and has sailed across most of the oceans, learning and experiencing different cultures, working on different yachts and exploring the Pacific, South Pacific, East China seas, Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. She is also a surf instructor, lifeguard and a PADI rescue diver. With over a decade of experience in the yachting industry, she has excellent service skills and a fine eye for detail. Her calm and happy personality makes her the perfect host for guests from all corners of the world. Rene’t takes great pride in giving her guests seven-star service at sea. She is devoted to make your stay onboard an exclusive and unforgettable holiday.
Joana is half Brazilian half Spanish and grew up in the capital of Brazil, Brasília. After her bachelor qualification she obtained a Master’s degree in Fine art at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She has a great sense of adventure and travel, and this pulled her to a career in the yachting industry. With her happy and colourful personality and excellent cocktail skills she is sure to make your experience onboard one to remember. As well as being fluent in 3 languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese), she is also a qualified yoga teacher and excellent with children. She has incredible skills for producing events and parties. Joana is a PADI open water diver and enjoys traveling and exploring in her spare time. Her favourite hobbies are yoga, surfing, diving and hiking.
Normand started working in restaurants as prep cook at an early age. His love of cuisine was transmitted by his mother who was a great cook, and enhanced by his curiosity about different foods. After first studying Engineering at University, he realized he wanted to live from his passion so he went to L’institut de Tourisme et d’Hotellerie du Québec in Montreal, Canada to study French cuisine. After graduating, he worked as a Chef in a Hotel located in a ski resort in Whistler Canada where he was able to practice his favourite sport: Skiing. He then went on to work at a restaurant in St Thomas, VI for a few months before heading to the Med on a sail boat. Once in Monaco, he started his career as Chef onboard a 42 m yacht, and has been in the Yacht charter industry ever since. In his free time, Normand enjoys cycling, swimming and travelling.
Michael is a Canadian native, born in Toronto, with a passion and flair for the culinary arts. He graduated with Honors from the Canadian Food and Wine Institute in 2011. With his natural talent and ambitious mentality, Michael has been fortunate to work with some of Canada’s top chefs. In 2015, he entered the yachting industry to combine his desires of food and traveling. He excelled in his craft on professional programs ranging from 130ft to 300ft Vessels. With Michael as your personal chef aboard, you can be sure to have your taste buds tingling while enjoying the open ocean view.
Growing up on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, Courtney developed a love for being close to the ocean. That love turned into a career in Lifeguarding/Swim Instruction which resulted in her completing her PADI Divemaster training in Roatan, Honduras. Through running her own swim teaching program, she acquired great leadership and teaching skills to all ages. She easily engages with the people around her and smiles through every experience she has on the water. Courtney is eager to making the guest’s experience one they will never forget. Whether you want to strap on a tank and explore the world below or lay in the sun with a drink in hand, she will be there to ensure your experience is a memorable one.