Yacht Charter THE ANNEX By Leopard
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Steve has spent his whole life living on or by the sea, at 16 he started as an apprentice with Princess Yachts which started his love for hospitality, sailing and everything to do with the sea.
Steve has been a professional sailor for over 15 years and his experience has included, teaching sailing courses in Spain, the Balearics and the BVI, delivering yachts all over Europe and the Caribbean, running charters for the prestigious “Four Seasons resort” and skippering charter and private yachts including a 90’ classic sloop in the Caribbean and Bahamas. He has over 50,000 miles as skipper including 5 transatlantic deliveries but his real love is sailing in the BVI and rest of the Caribbean, which he knows intimately, in fact he has navigated to every Island from Puerto Rico in the North to Trinidad in the south.
Dreaming of owning your own Catamaran one day? Steve will be happy to show you the ropes and let you get involved in sailing the boat during your vacation.
Steve is a keen wooden boat enthusiast and loves to compete in traditional sailing regattas during his free time. He is also a master carpenter specializing in joinery and furniture.
Steve is an RYA Yacht-master, IYT Master Unlimited, RYA, ASA and IYT sailing Instructor and PADI open water diver, he consistently receives outstanding customer reviews for his relaxed style, unflappable nature and friendly personality from everyone who sails with him.
Chef Roma Stopforth is from South Africa. She has over 30 years experience in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry. She has both worked in and owned her own restaurants. She is very experienced in all types of cuisine. She is happy and able to cater for most dietary needs.
For the last 8 years, Roma has called the Caribbean home. This is reflected in her dishes using local products and flavors to create unique, wonderful fusion dishes. Her meal never fail to impress.
Roma has an outgoing personality and loves to entertain her guests and spoil them with fine food. She also has a vast knowledge of the BVI and loves to share it!
Qualifications: 30 years at the University of life cooking school. STCW 2010. PADI Dive Master. Emergency First Responder.
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Gema is a committed, hard working and always willing to go the extra mile pro! A real team player who enjoys the variety of working on yachts. Polite, and with a keen attention to detail, Gema is always striving to learn and improve knowledge in every field of yachting. She has a passion for the underwater world and sailing boats, and has a solid background in the service industry and hospitality.
With more than 6 years experience as a professional Captain and skipper on racing sailing yacht. I gained more than 10 000 nautical miles cruising the Caribbean, the east coast of the USA and Canada. I have extensive experience in chartering the Virgins Islands as well as in lesser known locations. I have a strong focus on providing safe, secure and an enjoyable environment for our guests.
Olivier has assisted in delivering The Annex around The Caribbean and up to the states, and is fully familiar with the yacht.
I’m ready to be your captain!
Early February, 2020, guests aboard THE ANNEX wrote:
This was the most amazing trip ever. The crew made all attempts to make this an amazing adventure. Nothing was to much trouble for Captain Nicolai, Captain Oliver, First mate Gemma and Chef Roma. We were a group of 10 and we all had the same opinion. Our travel to the different ports were very interesting and enjoyable. The meals were so delicious. Chef Roma went above and beyond to prepare the meals. I can’t say enough about this wonderful trip.