Yacht Charter SOVEREIGN By Newcastle
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UPPER DECK 2ND MASTER STATEROOM: Located forward Sovereign's second master stateroom offers her guests spectacular 270 degree views. His-and Hers closets. Walk around bed (faces forward) with a desk to the left and sofa to the right. En-suite His-and-Hers bath features a Jacuzzi tub, two vanities, a separate shower and bidet. Access to a private sitting outdoor sitting area on the Portuguese deck is located on the starboard.
LOWER DECK PORT AFT VIP SUITE: A spacious cabin with walk around king bed, desk and 40" flat panel TV. En-suite bath with double access shower in this His-and-Hers bath.STARBOARD GUEST STATEROOM A spacious cabin with walk around King bed, and 40" flat panel TV. En-suite bath with shower.
STARBOARD TWIN CABIN: Guest cabin offering flexibility of a full bed, twin bed, and Pullman. En-suite bath with tub.
PORT TWIN CABIN: Guest cabin offering flexibility of a full bed, twin bed, and Pullman. En-suite bath with tub.
MAIN DECK MAIN SALON: Through the main aft doors and past the marbled foyer is the main salon featuring a seating area with multiple tables and settees comfortably hosting any sized group. The collection of settees and tables allows you to enjoy the view from any direction.
SKYLOUNGE Panoramic sky lounge area featuring nearly 10 feet of headroom at the center. This Skylounge serves as the primary social area of the yacht with incredible views, a large full-service bar, a nearby service pantry, and quick access to the upper aft deck. This expansive room has plush carpeting throughout, reclining theater-style seating, and features both a 90' projector screen and 80' flat panel TV.
SKYLOUNGE DECK: The upper aft deck has a large, circular alfresco dining table for elegant outdoor dining. It can comfortably accommodate 12 guests and features a lazy susan. Aft of the table are several large sun pads, comfortable seating areas and tables to relax outside in privacy, out of view from the dock.
Stephen was born and raised in rural New South Wales, Australia. He was always one to be involved in various sports and outdoor activities and represented his home state in Field Hockey. Immediately after graduating from High School, he attended The University of Wollongong NSW, to study Exercise Science. Soon after he received his Bachelor of Science and worked as a Personal Fitness Trainer, before the overwhelming urge to travel overseas grew. At 24, Stephen set forth on a traveling adventure beginning in Europe. While in the Balearic Islands of Spain, he discovered the once unknown life of yachting and completed his first Transatlantic crossing in 1996. Shortly after that he began working as a junior Deckhand on 40-50m motor yachts. Along the way, Stephen has been well mentored by prolific Captains in the industry and worked his way through the ranks steadily for over 17 years from Deckhand and Bosun to Deck Officer and Captain. His welcoming demeanor, enthusiasm for travel, and keen sense of leadership lend itself perfectly to the role of Captain. Waters Cruised: Atlantic Ocean, East and Western Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas, the Caribbean, East and West coast of USA (including Alaska).
Licenses & Certificates: STCW95, MCA Master 3,000gt, GMDSS, ISM & ISPS & ECDIS Certified, Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science), PADI Open Water Diving.
Hobbies: Road cycling, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and adventurous travel.
Previous Yachts: Majestic, Harbour Island, Iroquois, Kanaloa, Charisma, Neninka and Kahalani
Hervé originates from the Ivory Coast in West Africa but calls Brittany, Northern France home. He is multilingual in French, Italian, Spanish, and English which has been a great asset for him during his twenty years of experience in the yachting industry. Being a MCA qualified marine engineer, Hervé takes great pride in overseeing Sovereign’s technical department ensuring the ultimate comfort and safety of the owners, guests, and crew.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, North Sea, USA
Licenses & Certificates: Chief Engineer MCA Y2
Hobbies: Family time, golf, jogging, physical training, reading, theater, traveling, and cinema
Previous Yachts: Platinum, Illusion, DB9, Lady Lara, Arete
Warren was born in Zimbabwe and at the age of 7 moved to Kenya then onto Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa and finally back to Zimbabwe to finish his schooling. He then attended the University of Cape Town where he got his bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management.
After graduation Warren moved to Thailand for 3 years where he became a Corporate English teacher, a Dive instructor and a fire-dancer! He then returned back to South Africa and started his sailing courses after which he sailed across the Atlantic with a friend on a 7 week epic journey on a 44ft catamaran where he arrived in America and started working on Super Yachts. Over the years he continued to upgrade his qualifications to Chief Mate after which he decided to return home to follow in his father’s footsteps and complete his Master’s in Business Administration.
Over the ensuing years Warren became a resort manager in Mozambique excelling in his diving and hospitality career after which he joined the corporate world utilizing his recently acquired MBA. After 3 successful years in the corporate sector Warren decided to return to his passion and complete his Master 3000 captain’s ticket where he has finally found his true calling!
Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Kite Surfing, Adventure motorbikes, Exercise and Travelling
Nella grew up in a small town called Humenne on the eastern side of Slovakia. After graduating from The Economic Academy at the age of 19, she moved to London to improve her English. While studying she worked as a Nanny and then got introduced to the top hospitality services by working in Hotel and BP offices as a receptionist.
She always loved traveling and by pure luck she became a Stewardess on a private yacht. She joined her first Motor Yacht in 2006 in Barcelona and still retains the love and passion for the yachting lifestyle 13 years later. With a keen eye for creative detail and an innate ability to anticipate the needs of others, Nella will be sure to make your vacation on Sovereign unforgettable.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic & Pacific Ocean, Eastern & Western Mediterranean, Bahamas, the Caribbean, East Coast USA & Central America.
Licenses & Certificates: ELLE Make-up Artist & Fashion Stylist course, New build Leadership Development course, Wine & Whiskey courses, STCW 10, Open water Diving certificate, Proficiency Designated Security duties, Level 2 Food safety & hygiene certificate
Hobbies: Music, Fashion, Interior Design, Fine Wining & Dining, Sunshine, being around fun people, exploring the World as well as her growing family at home.
Previous Yachts: Fortunato, Phoenix 2, Pelorus, Venus, Helios, Excellence V, Cloud 9, Freedom
Markus was born in a little town in the heart of the southern forests of Sweden. He is a professionally trained chef with 14 years of experience in the service industry. He started young and has worked his way through many restaurants. He was former Head Chef at two of them. After years of working in the basements of some of the top Swedish restaurants, his burning interest for traveling the world took over and encouraged him to join the yachting industry. He is trained in French and modern Scandinavian cooking styles, but with years of traveling and influences from former workplaces he is able to create flavorful and extravagant dishes within most of the worlds cuisines as well as any diets or specifications of your liking. The techniques he uses are often the latest with the help of an extensive molecular gastronomy background, but he is still a massive fan of the old traditional French way.
Waters cruised: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, Eastern US, Scandinavia
Education: 3- years of culinary training at Ryssbygymnasiet, ranked as one of the best private Cooking Schools in Sweden. He is also a PADI specialty dive instructor.
Hobbies: Travelling, Exploring new Cuisines and Cultures, fine wine and Craft Beer, Scuba diving, Freediving and Spearfishing.
Previous yachts: Skat, Rising Sun
Cristian was born in Oltenita, Romania and grew up in Rome, Italy. After high school, Cristian attended the cooking Institute I.P.S.S.E.O.A Michelangelo Buonarroti, where he graduated with a 5-year Diploma. He also gained his 600 Hours First Pastrycook certificate.
Since then Cristian’s trade has taken him all over the world, including Italy, Germany, London and Sydney, Australia. He worked at many luxury venues such as Private Chalets, Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants. In 2018, Cristian decided to take his passion of cooking to the sea and began to work on Super Yachts. He is well experienced in Italian and Mediterranean cooking techniques and has a broad knowledge of all world cuisines. He is no stranger to pastry and kneads the fresh pasta dough with experienced hands just like his Grandma did. His cooking style is rustic and pure, well flavored and often prepared the traditional way but served with a modern twist. He’s joined Sovereign with great enthusiasm to present amazing culinary experiences.
Waters cruised: Mediterranean, Eastern US, Bahamas
Education: Diploma of Professional Studies in Culinary & Management - Institute I.P.S.S.E.O.A Michelangelo Buonarroti, Professional Activity Area III First Pastry Cook – 600 Hours - Institute I.P.S.S.E.O.A Michelangelo Buonarroti
Hobbies: Reading, Sports, Gastronomy, Exploring Nature, Travel, Hiking.
Jacob was born in Panama City Beach, a coastal tourist town on the Gulf of Mexico. His mechanical background started young fixing trucks with his father and rebuilding electronics. Making a living as a carpenter and cabinet maker until he studied engineering in Louisiana in 2008, he served as 2nd engineer on an 85m supply vessel for Edison Chouest Offshore from 2010 to 2015. While taking training courses in Fort Lauderdale he networked with classmates and made his transition into yachting, helping with crossings and as relief engineer. Since then he has worked as Chief Engineer based in Newport California and Nassau Bahamas. Between yachting contracts, he has worked as a yoga and surf instructor in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.
Hobbies: Surfing, Yoga, Music, Diving, Traveling
Previous Yachts: Samar, Candyscape, Mystique, Bravado, Lady Sura, Missing Link
Biography: Kat has been in yachting for 10 years. His passion for traveling has afforded him the opportunity to gain a very unique job, this one in particular. Allowing him to fish, surf, kiteboard and do all the watersports one can think of whilst also furthering his career as an Officer and one day becoming a professional Captain. Katlin left Cape Town and went to work on an adventure vessel operating the Mozambique channel running adventure trips of up to three weeks to some of the most remote places along the East coast of Africa, Including Seychelle’s, Maldives’, Madagascar and Mozambique. After 2 years and many priceless journeys it was time to start his yachting career in Antibes, France. This opened up a world previously unknown to him and started up a passion that has led him to what has become his dream job. Currently Katlin is working towards his Officer of the watch and forever expanding his knowledge and skills on deck and life.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, East and Western Mediterranean, East and West coast of America, the Caribbean and Central America
Licenses & Certificates: Yachtmaster Offshore, AEC, EDH, GMDSS GOC, Watercraft and Powerboat instructor
Hobbies: Dirt & Mountain Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Kiteboarding, Wakeboarding, Trail Running, Long Road Trips, Surfing, Freediving, Diving, Camping and generally Anything to do with Nature and Adventure
Previous Yachts: M/Y Freedom
Biography: Although born in Vietnam to Chinese parents, Mimi grew up in London so she often tells people she experienced the best of both Eastern and Western cultures in her childhood. She speaks Cantonese as well as English. Growing up in London
she was always curious about different cultures. After graduating from University her adventurous spirit took her backpacking
throughout Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, South Africa, and Central America. Mimi enjoys learning new skills which means she
has had various careers from being a Kiwi fruit sorter in New Zealand, Manicurist in England, to Caregiver for the elderly in the US.
Her segue into yachting was a perfect fit and the greatest adventure of her life to date!
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean, USA and Caribbean.
Job Description: As stewardess and part of the Interior crew her duties include laundry, housekeeping, meal and beverage services
and attending to the charter guests. She also assists with administrative tasks, inventories and scheduled interior maintenance.
Licenses & Certificates: STCW 95, PDSD, Food and Hygiene Certificate Level 2
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, scuba diving, cycling, fabric arts, reading fictional history novels, and trying cuisines from different
Rosa was born and raised in Durango, Mexico. While completing a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, she decided to spend time abroad, studying French and au pairing in the South of France.
It was during this time that Rosa´s employer, a yacht Captain, offered her the opportunity to work on his vessel as a stewardess/nanny. Rosa fell in love with life at sea and promised she would return after her studies. In 2011, she relocated to Barcelona, Spain to complete her Master´s degree in Structural Engineering.
Shortly after completing this degree, she began freelancing on several large yachts around the Mediterranean and Caribbean and South Pacific. Rosa then decided to continue building on her career as a Structural Engineer and Architect mainly in Mexico and having some international placements in California and London.
She started her own company based in Mexico in 2017 and successfully made many weddings and parties fun & magical. She loves reading, water sports and travelling. She speaks intermediate French and Portuguese, and fluent Spanish and English.
Waters Cruised: Mediterranean, USA and Caribbean, Central America, French Polynesia
Hobbies: Reading, Architecture, Yoga, Music, Dancing
Kasia was born in Montreal, Canada but raised Polish. She graduated with 2 Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Concordia University and completed her last semester in the Netherlands in 2013.
To further her experience, she worked in shelters, transition homes and taught Psychology in Ecuador. Kasia has also traveled to some exciting places like Tibet, Bhutan, Japan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal all parts of Asia & Africa.
Having worked in many restaurants and a planner for private events and Kasia really found her stride when she joined the yachting industry in 2015. With her worldly experiences, kind personality and a creative eye for detail, Kasia is an asset and the newest member of the Sovereign crew.
Hobbies: Playing Cello, Reading, Photography, Traveling, Hot Yoga, Squash, Kickboxing, Interior Design, Spending time with family and friends, trying new cuisines and cocktails.
Daniel was born in Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 25 he moved to the Bay Islands of Honduras to pursue a career as a Scuba instructor. There, he developed a deep passion for the ocean. After working on dive boats for 5 years, he wanted to move onto bigger and better things and the yachting industry was the next logical step. Because of his experience with watersports and his 8 years of working in hospitality, Daniel is perfectly suited to meet any requirements our guests might have.
Scuba Diving, Swimming, Hiking, Photography
Previous Yachts: Sovereign, 7J’s, Jamaica Bay III
Biography: Chris comes from Cornwall, the South-West coast of England. He grew up in a large family with five brothers, enjoying boating and water sports. Prior to yachting, he was a former High School Drama Teacher and that ability to entertain certainly comes through in his colorful personality. Chris is a good boat handler and communicator, although firmly focused on guest comfort and safety at the same time. He returns to the Sovereign crew, this time as Chase Boat Captain, having served as Bosun last year.
Waters Cruised: Pacific, Atlantic, Eastern USA, Caribbean and Mediterranean
Licenses & Certificates: MCA Yachtmaster Offshore, A.E.C, STCW 95, Rescue Diver
Education: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, MA Theater Practice, BA Hons Drama Studies
Hobbies: Soccer, Wakeboarding, Playing the guitar.
Previous Yachts: Aquavita, Samadhi, Northern Lights, Sovereign
Drew was born and raised on the South West coast of England in a small town called Salcombe. As a young boy he showed great enthusiasm for spending time on the water by joining the Salcombe Island Cruising Club Cadettes where he learned the basics of dingy sailing. At the age of 7 he was granted a scholarship for singing at a boarding school in the city of Exeter where he was involved in a vast amount of school performances and developed a love for acting.
At the age of 16 he went to Exeter College to study Performing Arts alongside Business Studies but always had a longing to get back out on the water. After graduating at the age of 20, Andrew traveled to Antibes, France to pursue a career in yachting and hasn’t looked back. Since joining the yachting community Drew has traveled to many beautiful countries, but his favorite and most recent, was the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, SE Asia. He went to train for an intensive Muay-Thai course, learning advanced technique and discipline!
Drew loves the potential places that this industry can take him and looks forward to helping the guests onboard Motor Yacht Sovereign have the best experience possible in every way he can.
Waters Cruised: Atlantic, Mediterranean, Bahamas, Caribbean, Cuba, U.S. East Coast
Hobbies: Sailing, Surfing, Long boarding, Jet Skiing, Paddle Boarding, Acting & Muay-Thai