Yacht Charter KEFI By Sunseeker
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From the keel up, I know boats and how they operate. As a Merchant Marine and graduate of Texas A&M Maritime Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation, I received extensive training on vessels and life at sea. I currently hold a 1600-ton Master. I have a passion for the sea and all the adventure within it. I have traveled the world over 50,000 nautical miles and been around the world twice by water. Sailing aboard many types of commercial vessels such as Jones Act ships, OSVs, and offshore tugs as wells as running yachts and a very busy charter seasons on sailing catamarans. My travels have taken me to places and ports around America as well as BVI, Cuba, Hawaiian and Micronesian Islands, Philippines, Singapore, Panama Canal, Middle East, Black Sea. With my competency in boat handling and running a crew, in coalition with my hospitality experience, I am eager to provide the best experience for the owner and guests.
José Raul Navarro comes with 25 years of experience and a mastery of cooking and kitchen operations. After graduating the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in New York in 1996 he travelled the world to learn from different cultures and cuisines. He has previous experience working in yachts as Head Chef and culinary strategist ensuring the best food preparation meeting the best hygiene standards with passion a creativity. He is also versed on the legal requirements related to public health, chemical safety and usage, fire procedures and safety, kitchen cleanliness and food care requirements. During his outstanding career he was awarded the young chef award at Ambrosia restaurant in Mexico City, the best cook recognition awarded by the French Alliance institutes and the best innovative cuisine in Seville, Spain, his restaurant appeared on the Repsol guide for the cities best restaurant. He looks forward to serving you with the most exquisite cuisine aboard Motor Yacht Kefi.
Being born and raised in South Florida, Ari found her nitch for the ocean and the yachting & sailing community at a very young age. She has taken every opportunity to be on the water. Her late uncle, an IGFA Hall of Fame member was instrumental in her love of the sea. She has experienced over 200 hours of sea time before becoming an adult. Ari made the leap into the yachting community in her early twenties knowing that working at sea was her calling. Since the beginning of her career, Ari has experienced working on a variety of vessels ranging from 20m to 40m, learning the ins and out of the trade from working experience. She takes great pride in providing and creating a memorable experience for all. Coming from a multi-cultural background she has a passion for discovering new destinations and cultures. A wandering nurturer: On her time off Ari is traveling, meeting new people, painting and exploring her own back yard in downtown Fort Lauderdale doing outdoor pursuits such as kayaking, wake surfing, free diving, and skateboarding, but enjoys being with her family more than anything else, Ari is delighted to provide you with a personable, memorable, safe and unforgettable experience with motor yacht KEFI
Angel was born in Manzanillo, Colima Mexico. He come from a family of 9 merchant marine. I am a graduate of the merchant nautical school of Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico. He worked for 5 years offshore as a second engineer and later as chief engineer. Angel has approximately 6 years of experience in yachting. His hobbies are motorcycle riding, loves fishing, swimming, and diving. When he is not working on board he lives at home with his wife, daughter and Pomerian puppy.