SEACLUSION BVI Catamaran Charter won BEST YACHT IN SHOW OVER 61′ BVI & USVI, 2022. “Style”- “Stunning”- “Seaduction”- “Simple Elegance”- “SEACLUSION.” Sunreef 80 Sailing Catamaran. Up to 8 guests sailing the British Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands in 4 large guest cabins. With two that can be converted to twin cabins as needed.
Captain Ricky and Chef Jess both originated from South Africa. They will be 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 as a lifesaver and completed his Scuba Diving Divemaster qualification.
Ricky’s passion and love for sailing on the ocean began in 2008 when he 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 on the beauty of sailing yachts. Therefore he 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. Subsequently, becoming a professional chef onboard luxury charter yachts.
She completed multiple short cooking courses to further her knowledge, which included a Plant base course with Leiths London and a yacht chef course with Ashburton. Jess is experienced in various culinary styles and cuisines. Which include and are not limited to Vegan, Plant-Based, Mediterranean, and local Caribbean dishes.
This team duo has been working together since 2009 in the corporate and yachting industry as Captain and Chef team and has run many successful charter seasons in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Together they have completed 2 Atlantic Crossing over the past years and have extensive experience in 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 with a memorable, adventurous, 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 your vacation is everything you have ever dreamed of.
1st Mate Jacob was born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the sailing capitals of the world. At age 10, he began competing in local regattas, 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 in 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.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lyndsay decided early on that she wanted to travel. Growing up in a landlocked city, the ocean was calling, and after school, she moved and relocated to the British Virgin Islands, where she was introduced to 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.
She has always had a keen interest in wellness and a passion for travel. 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 to provide value-added and memorable experiences 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
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