Captain: Nick Bull
CAPTAIN | Nick Bull | American
With 13 years experience as a Private/ Charter Captain Nick has belief in his ability to manage and execute a successful charter and associated operations with
effective planning and implementation with proportionate focus on safety and standards. His strengths are problem solving and the ability to assemble and bond a
team capable of offering first rate, attentive service. Captain Nick possesses good allround communication skills and a friendly approach, resulting in a warm welcome on board Amica Mea.
CHIEF OFFICER | Kylie Potgieter | South African
Kylie was born and raised in South Africa. Growing up in and near the water,
she became an avid fisher as well as a surfing instructor and competition
judge for 7 years. After sailing around Cape Town as a teenager she decided
to join yachting and make a career of it. She enjoys an adventure and is always
looking for new things to do on her time off. After many enjoyable years
being in the industry she looks forward to being able to share the experience
CHIEF ENGINEER | James Bourne | British
James started his engineering career studying motor mechanics at school.
After leaving school he continued to study mechanical engineering, working
for a major accident repair company and became a fully qualified diesel
fitter. After completing his apprenticeship, James worked as an engineer on
the inland waterways of Europe for 8yrs. He then returned to study Marine
Engineering and has been serving as Chief Engineer on Yachts for 20yrs.
When James is not working, he is building race bikes that he races for fun.
He also loves kite surfing, travelling and being at home with family.
CHIEF STEWARD | Zac Lukic
Zac was born and raised in. Croatia. He developed a passion for traveling when started working at se in 2013 onboard luxury cruise lines as a butler and traveled around world twice including Antartica and northwest passage.
Zac then came into super yacht industry 5 years ago working on charter yachts. He loves the fact that industry allows him to experience some of the most wonderful places in the world.
In spare time he enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors
BOSUN | Ilanda Bothma| South African
Ilanda is a South African lady, born and raised. After completion of her Bachelors degree in Logistics Management, and a couple of years in corporate life, she followed her adventurous spirit and love for the ocean to join the yachting industry in 2017.
She has a passion for people, cultures, food, and traveling. Her family taught her to love all aspects of nature and what it has to offer. She enjoys outdoor activities and keeps busy hiking, running, diving, and anything that gives an adrenaline rush.
She describes yachting to be the perfect way to combine her passions and the possibility to share the joy of it with others.
DECKHAND | JAKUB ZAJICEK | Czech
Jakub was born in the Czech Republic in a small spa city. From a young age,
he did a lot of sports, from freshwater fishing, mountain biking, and athletics
to tennis. Jakub is very active, energetic, and always keen on any adventure.
He also finds joy in traveling, photography, fitness, and hiking. If something
involves adrenalin, you’ll find him there. Growing up in a hospitality environment
taught him a good work ethic, and he started working at fifteen years
old. At nineteen, he moved to Australia to learn English and gain experience
in the world, where he fell in love with surfing and travel culture. Jakub is
thrilled to have discovered the yachting industry and he is ready to provide
his best services and to help make unforgettable memories for you.
DECKHAND | Marcus Massyn | South Africa
Marcus is an Afrikaans South African.
He is a fun-loving individual that loves outdoor activities like fishing and scuba diving. He loves cracking a joke
every now and then, but when it’s time to work,
he puts in his best efforts always. His family comes from the hospitality industry, and he has personally been working in hospitality for four years.
He hopes you enjoy your time on board.
DECKHAND | Adriaan Doedendans | South Africa
Adriaan is a born South African, but have lived in Austria, Spain, and Portugal for the past 16 years.
He has 6 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and 6 year in yachting. During this time, he has gained excellent organisational skills and patience along with a strong work ethic and a good attitude towards guests and fellow crew members.
CHEF | Dave Talling | Canadian
Chef Dave is an experienced, creative, and passionate chef with over 23
years’ experience. He became a Red Seal Chef in 2002 and trained under
French Chef Pierre Koffel, in Victoria B.C Canada where he was born.
After learning the tricks of the trade, he took his experience and love for
food to work in several different countries including Bermuda, Fiji, and Australia
before making the move into yachting. Dave has been a chef aboard
yachts for the past 11 years. As a yacht chef, Dave has traveled around the
globe, docking in 22 countries, while creating stunning meals each day for
owners and charterers. Dave’s love for the ocean has carried on throughout
life, little did he know he had been raised with an “ocean to table” cooking
style that has influenced his career. When not in the kitchen, he loves deepsea
fishing, fly fishing and salmon fishing, and will spend all his free time doing
so. His world travels have only fed his passion for both fishing and food.
An avid traveler, with the ability to make the most of every situation, Dave’s
passion of wildlife photography enables him to take advantage of the many
sites he has seen in the 34 countries he has visited throughout his career.
There are limited things that fit in a traveling chef’s backpack, in Dave’s you
will simply find a camera, fishing gear, laptop, a Chef jacket and his flip flops.
He looks forward to sharing his passion for cooking with you!