• 180,000 USD per week + 35% APA, in the Caribbean in Winter
• For 5 days or less, please divide the weekly rate by 6
• A security deposit of €5,000 is requested for all charters
Captain: Juan Gomez
CAPTAIN: Juan Gomez – Spanish
Joined Spring 2018
Juan was raised in Gran Canaria, giving him that built-in sense of the sea! He fell into the yachting industry some years ago and found the fast pace matched his “can do” attitude.
Juan describes himself as a strong leader, capable of multi- tasking while maintaining high-level safety standards. Charismatic and sportive, Juan’s career path has been varied and has seen him create and manage his own wholesale distribution company for wedding dresses in Madrid as well as co-pilot the tourist sub-marine The Golden Shark based in Gran Canaria.
Previous positions: Chief Officer M/Y Mustique (55m), First Officer S/Y Akalam (32m)
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German
FIRST OFFICER – Jeandré Fourie – South African
This ex-professional cyclist, studied to be a civil engineer and embarked upon his (2nd) career initially in the Netherlands and later back on his home ground of Cape Town, South Africa. The glimpses he got of the sea, whilst on the saddle and from the construction sites always caught his eye and finally in 2016 Jeandré took his first steps into the yachting industry.
With 5 successful seasons behind him, spent on yachts ranging from 27m to 67m, Jeandré has never once taken his eye off the prize and is working hard to attain the necessary qualifications needed for him to make vital progress within his field. He confesses that focus and pride make him a natural leader and his easy-going temperament make him an exemplary crew member!
Jeandré still loves his sports and when time allows, he doesn´t miss a chance to jump on a bike or rush off for a game of squash.
Languages: English, Dutch, Afrikaans
CHEF: Emiliano Novielo - Argentinian
Born in Ushuaia Argentina land of fire, Emiliano was exposed to a rich food culture from an early age. Fueled with hunger to learn and experience new dishes, he ventured on to learn the techniques and different flavors in the gastronomic world.
Over the years he worked with many Italians all over Argentina, making him well versed in Mediterranean food and the travelling to different places taught him new techniques and new ways of cooking.
These years of working in high-end restaurants and hotels opened Emis’ eyes to the world of yachting where he has been settled since 2013. He likes to work closely with the guests in order to produce bespoke dishes to suit their palette – creating memorable culinary experiences.
Emi, enjoys time with his family and friends, travelling and discovering new dishes to add to his portfolio.
Languages: Spanish, English
CHIEF STEWARDESS: Ana Sivant - Spanish
Joined Spring 2022
Ana was born and raised in Alicante, Spain. After she completed her degree in journalism, she moved to Malta to learn English and quickly realized that she a life and career involving travel is what she needed.
Her first position onboard was in Ibiza in 2018, and since then Ana has been lucky enough to see many different parts of the world to include Italy, France, Turkey, Central America and the United States.
Ana’s natural talent for hospitality, her flair for decoration and warm nurturing character make her the perfect fit for team Maverick!
Languages: Spanish, Italian, English and a touch of French
2ND STEWARDESS: Shalyn Perry - South African
Joined Summer 2022
Shalyn grew up in sunny South Africa and has always had a love for travel and hospitality. After completing her creative degree in design, Shalyn took the opportunity to combine these passionate elements and joined the world of yachting.
Shalyn prides herself on a high standard of service with an essential creative touch.
In her spare time, Shalyn spends time outdoors, catching up with friends and being with animals.
3RD STEWARDESS: Sarah Hernandez - Cuban/Spanish
Cuban born Sarah lived in Spain for 25 years and originally made a career as a teacher before she discovered yachting some 12 years ago.
She prides herself on delivering a high standard of service and housekeeping, both skills that she picked up while working in high-end hospitality.
She describes herself as smiley, fun-loving and a pretty good dancer too. Sarah assures you that your time spent onboard will be a thrill!
Languages: Spanish, Italian and English
BOSUN: Nevada Smith - Sri Lankan
Joined Spring 2019
Nevada who hails from stunning Sri Lanka started his career in yachting on 2006 when he joined the 65m M/Y Bleu de Nimes for a refit in Istanbul, Turkey and since has been deckhand on large yachts both private and charter. Prior to this he worked 6 years for the Sri Lanka port authority. Nevada also has some hospitality experience having worked in the food and beverage department in a large hotel in Sri Lanka.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Forever (43m), M/Y Seven Sins (52m), M/Y Anka (40m)
Languages: English, Singhalese
DECKHAND: Sunny Cekam - Sri Lankan
Joined Spring 2022
Sunny comes from Dikovita, Sri Lanka, a lovely town flanked by The Hamilton Canal and has 12 years’ experience in the yachting industry. Creativity runs through his veins, as he literally can do anything from carpentry to interior fitting. His outstanding performance in the smooth running of Giraud has made him one of its most outstanding assets. Sunny loves the sea and enjoys fishing every time there is a chance for it.
Languages: English, Italian & Singhalese
CHIEF ENGINEER: Diego Lopez - Spanish
Joined Summer 2022
Diego started his career at sea in 2007 and since then has worked onboard various vessels including commercial cargo ships, cruise ships and super yachts. When he is not on board, you will find Diego traveling with his wife and 3-year-old daughter. His dream is to build an electric boat to cross the Pacific Ocean. Diego is on board to ensure the safe operation of the yacht´s machinery and always ready to assist you with a welcoming smile.
Languages English & Spanish.