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xmas rate 50,000
from December 15th - 25th
new year 50,000
December 26th - January 03rd
Captain: christian Klopper February 2023 onward, Corne oetezee December 2002-January 2023
Nationality: South Africa
Corne December 2022-January 2023
Corné Francois Coetzee
South African born Corné is an experienced sailor who has worked on yachts since 2015. He spent his first few years in the industry on sightseeing and charter yachts in his native country, later venturing further afield to Kenya and the Chagos Islands, followed by a two-handed voyage which took him from South Africa to Namibia, St Helena and Brazil before reaching the Caribbean. Since then, he has widened his experience by skippering a charter yacht based in Italy’s Aeolian Islands.
In addition to possessing all-round yacht maintenance and engineering knowledge, Corné is a qualified Yachtmaster and has also taught RYA yachting courses. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, surfing, dinghy sailing, snorkelling and wind foiling, and enjoys teaching and assisting guests with all forms of water sports. Corné always takes pride in a job well done and works hard to ensure his guests experience the best possible holiday.
Christian Klopper from February 2023 onwards
Having grown up by the sea, on South Africa’s Western Cape, a career on the water seemed a natural step for Chris whose first role in yachting was with a sailing academy. After completing his captain’s qualification, he conducted deliveries and worked as a bosun before joining the charter industry with his long-term partner Lida. Chris is an all-round water sports enthusiast who enjoys surfing, kite surfing and wakeboarding. He is also an experienced Dive Master who loves to spend time leading guests on tours of the underwater world.
Over the last four years, Chris and Lida have worked on charter boats in some of the most luxurious destination in the world, including the Maldives and the Caribbean, and they are particularly knowledgeable about the BVIs. The couple enjoy working together as team, easily anticipating each other’s needs, and sharing a desire to take the best possible care of guests to ensure their holidays exceed expectations.
Mindy - December 20022 -January 2023
Mindy grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a naturalist, an adventurous explorer, a sailor and an Ashburton trained Chef. As first mate she has sailed the San Blas Islands, the thorny passage, and Crossed the Panama Canal. Mindy has worked as a yacht chef for over three years in Bahamas, Dry Tortugas Key West, USVI and now BVI. She was trained by Michelin Star Chefs at Ashburton Culinary School in the United Kingdom. She enjoys cooking a variety of dishes; American, Italian, Mediterranean, Thai, Indian and especially Southern comfort foods. In her off time she loves to snorkel with turtles, SUP, Kitesurf, beachcomb, hike ruins or play scrabble! She owns a 28’ San Juan monohulled that she enjoys sailing in her off season. Mindy has a gentle southern charm that allows you to relax, laugh, be close to nature and feel right at home with a full belly and a refreshing cocktail in hand. She loves to add that extra touch to make
sure families and friends onboard are making memories that last a lifetime! Mindy holds a USCG Merchant Mariner Credential with STCW endorsement and a Yacht Chef Certificate from Ashburton Culinary School. She is working towards a Captains license.
Lida Fourie - February 2023 onward
Lida grew up in the same town as Chris and primarily worked in hospitality as a waitress, bar manager and chef before she joined him in yachting. Professionally trained in fine dining catering, by the Ashburton School in London, Lida is an experienced yacht chef who strives to meet her guests’ wide-ranging culinary requirements. She enjoys sourcing the best quality ingredients from local ports to produce creative and well-balanced menus and is always keen to meet individual guest needs. Whatever style of food she’s asked to cook, Lida is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure memorable meals for all.
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