Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Sphere Assurance Co. Ltd.
2 deck showers
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Nationality: South African
The crew consists of: Captain, Gourmet Chef, First Mate, and a Steward.
Captain Ricky and Chef Jess, originating from South Africa, are the first friendly faces to welcome you onboard SY Seaclusion for your dream vacation.
Being a natural water adventurer as a young man Ricky loved surfing and fishing; he spent plenty of time on the beach being a lifesaver and has also completed his Scuba Diving Divemaster qualification.
Ricky’s passion and love for sailing on the ocean began in 2008 when took the adventure of a lifetime sailing a 48” Catamaran from South Africa to Australia via the Caribbean and Panama Canal. During this time, Ricky obtained the knowledge and skillset that has molded him to be the quality yacht master ocean he is today. After completing approximately 18 000 NM, he was hooked to the beauty of sailing yachts and wanted nothing more but to share this experience with all of you.
Chef Jess found her love for food and creating mouthwatering dishes during her first couple of trips hosting guests onboard charter yachts in the Caribbean. She quickly realized that this is where she wanted to put her roots down and become a professional chef onboard luxury charter yachts. She completed multiple short cooking courses to further her knowledge that including a Plant base course with Leiths London and a yacht chef course with Ashburton. Jess is experienced in various culinary styles and cuisines that include and are not limited to Vegan, Plant-Based, Mediterranean, and local Caribbean dishes.
This team duo has been working together since 2009 both in the corporate and yachting industry as Captain and Chef team and have run many successful charter seasons in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Together they have completed 2 Atlantic Crossing over the past years and have both extensive experience of the Caribbean waters, including the British Virgin Islands, USVI, Bahamas, St Martin, Antigua, and more.
They are both incredibly passionate about their careers and take great pride in providing their guests onboard with a memorable, adventurist, and enriched experience onboard. Their professional approach to tending to your every need will ensure that your sailing vacation ticks all the boxes and expectations.
Ricky and Jess look forward to welcoming you onboard and ensuring that your vacation is everything you have ever dreamed of.
Jacob Telford - First Mate
1st Mate Jacob was born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the sailing capitals of the world. Starting at age 10, he began competing in local regattas, both solo and as a crew aboard his family's J/120. After attending the University of Rhode Island, Jacob managed hotels, restaurants, and events, honing his skills of hospitality and entertainment. It was in 2020 that he decided to make yachting his life's career and became a 1st Mate in Newport's fleet of vintage America's Cup competitors, the International 12 Meter Class. Today, Jacob combines high-performance sailing and luxury service to provide each charter with first-class adventure and accommodation.
Stewardess- Lyndsay De Vos.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lyndsay decided at an early age that she wanted to travel. Growing up in a landlocked city the ocean was calling, and after school she made the move and relocated to the British Virgin Islands where she was introduced to a life at sea.
Since then Lyndsay has worked across several high end establishments including but not limited to the past two years as a villa manager and yoga instructor in a private resort in the BVI.
Along with a passion for travel she has always had a keen interest in wellness. Yoga has only further sparked her interest and motivates her to continue learning, progressing and maintaining a balanced lifestyle she can share with others. Along with Lyndsay's hospitality and wellness knowledge and her eye for detail she aims at providing value added and memorable experience for all guests onboard.
Her many qualifications include PYA Wine & Cocktail Introduction | PYA Basic, Food Service | PYA Interior Introduction | New Zealand School of Food & Wine (Barista) | 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Trip of a Lifetime
Ricky, Jess, Lyndsay, and Jake
We want to thank you and express our heartfelt appreciation for the memorable week we spent on board Seaclusion! Your warmth, professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail made our vacation truly unforgettable.
From the moment we stepped on board we felt welcomed and quickly made to feel right at home.
The boat was Immaculate and well appointed and you all went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed including treating us with a outside memorable movie night. Also your guidance and knowledge of the area allowed us to explore the most beautiful and secluded spots in the BVI.
Thank you all for making our vacation a trip of a lifetime. We will cherish the memories we made and look forward sailing with you again in the future.
Colleen & Phil, Gary and Mary, Reid & Asia and Jakie and Deke
Heindle Charter Nov 20-30
Unbeatable Captain Moss, and always inspired chef Jess, Jake the enthusiastic radio-face sportsman, and Lyndsay the holistic yoga trainer.
We should simply say thank you.
We had an unforgettable vacation on Seaclusion yacht.
The yacht becomes a super yacht thanks to you.
Each of you has a great talent and together as a team, you made us experience an amazing holiday.
You treated us up as much as we team you up.
Lightness and thoughtfulness!
Thank you forever
On behalf of Jorgen Hendl
Silk + Spice + Sail Road Team
We had a wonderful time on the sail "road." Yoga in the morning with the wonderful Lyndsay "Lion eyes"
Feeling spoiled with a fantastic breakfast from Jessie who is the best cook ever!
Team activity with "Mr always good mood Jacob" we really used all the fun toys Smile
Always the friendly and wise Captain Ricky "Backgammon Ace :))
All the best to you; we love you
Haugerud Charter Review | 23 - 28 June
All we can say is "What a crew"
Captain Ricky, Chef Jess, first mate Jake, and dynamite in a small package Nyla were in perpetual motion and able to anticipate our every desire. The crew is absolutely five-star! The best thing is all of the crew's hidden talents that just may show up upon request. Love these guys. Murph & Renee
You are all amazing I can't wait until we all link again. I love you all! Jack
Thank you all for such an amazing experience! These memories I will hold onto for a lifetime. Love Ashlee
31 MAY - 11 JUNE 2022
Merwin Family 2022
this was so much fun you guys.
Nyla it was so much fun helping and watching you clean. PS mom really loved your vacuum make sure to hide it.
Jake tubing was so much fun thank you for putting up with me. I loved the scoot scoots, I might have to take one. Dont be surprised if one is missing ;)
Jess loved the food. I eat a lot of food so ya, you have a gift for food. Thank you for filling my belly.
Ricky make sure not to steal my phone again, I might have a heart attack because I most likely be the one to drop my phone in the water. Luckily that didn't happen though.
best vacation ever
Ricky, Jess, Nyla, Jacob
This was a most wonderful vacation with lovely people. You all made us feel so special and pampered. There are so many things to thank for, bet ill just say it is very hard to develop such a close relationship in such a short time. We will miss you all. Stay safe, we will keep in touch until next time.
Ricky & Jess,
What a team! Supported brilliantly by Jacob and Nyla. Thank you all so much for a fabulous week. Nothing was too much, amazing food, service and sailing. Great crew, great boat, we will definitely be returning. With love and thanks, Anna and Geoff
12 APRIL - 17 APRIL 2022
Dear Seaclusion team - Ricky, Jess, Nyla & Jacob
I have always loved butterflies - not just because they are beautiful, but because of all the patience and struggle it does to fly.
This is my first time sailing - now every time I see a sail boat I will always think of its beauty but will remember of all of your hard work, patience and at times struggle to allow us to sail and enjoy freely.
Thank you for the memories, laughter & best Easter ever.
Whitney, Holly, Tammy, Cindy, Annette, Elizabeth
Captain Ricky, Chef jess First Mate Jacob & Stewardess Nyla
WOW WOW WOW
Thank you again and again for our extraordinary adventure on your Seaclusion! thank you for all the care, concern, thoughtfulness, safety and kindness you so graciously gave us. Every detail was so beautifully done and we are so grateful for you all. The food was superb Jess! Our rooms, tables and decor was so beautiful Nyla! Our every need addresses Jacob & our fun and safety was secured Ricky.
Best crew & captain ever.
Thank you for the lifetime memories.
With gratitude & admiration, love & appreciation.
All the very best.
Cindy, Holly, Tammy, Elizabeth, Whitney, Annette
29 MARCH - 6 APRIL 2022
"What an incredible time we had aboard Seaclusion. the food (thank you Jess) was healthy, delicious, eclectic and quite frankly sublime. Thank you Ricky - "Lekker like a cracker captain" for the wonderful chart planning and great laughs, the stunning sailing experience and the warmth and welcome your team extended to us. Seaclusion and the crew are a real 'gem' - keep it a secret - tell no one, only kidding. We loved it and love you. Greg & Rachel
A magical birthday charter.
this doesn't happen by accident, magical ingredients are needed. Beautiful food, great energy, kindness, fabulous service, did I mention this food?!!
Our captain Ricky & Jess the host of the yacht, Nyla sweet and clever & her table decorations WOW, then we have Jacob wonderful beyond belief. Altogether this makes for probably our greatest charter ever and thank you all from our hearts.
Many blessings and good health.
Simon & Mandy
Ricky & Jess What a team! Supported brilliantly by Jacob & Nyla. Thank you all so much for a fabulous week. Nothing was too much, amazing food & service and sailing.
Great crew, great boat, we will definitely be returning.
With love & thanks
Anna & Geoff