CREW PROFILES

TitleNameNationBornLicenses
CaptainJohn Crafford South African 1970 YM Ocean
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Number of Crew: 2Languages: English, Afrikans, Hebrew

Crew Profiles:
Captain: John Crafford
Nationality: South African
Languages: English, Afrikaans

Born in South Africa, John fell in love with surfing and sailing when he was living in Cape Town. Although he started his professional career in an utterly different industry and for 11 years was running his own construction company, he decided to follow his dreams and started sailing on board mega yachts.

John’s sense of adventure had not been fulfilled until he started doing yacht deliveries for TUI Marine. Crossing the Atlantic a few times and exploring the Caribbean made him fall in love with the yachting industry. While skippering different sailing and power yachts he met the love of his life, Shirelle, with whom he started working as charter captain. Throughout his entire marine career, John gained responsibility, resourcefulness, reliability and experience. In addition to his RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, John is a licensed PADI Dive Instructor who loves water sports of all kinds. His outgoing attitude accompanied with professionalism ensure a vacation to remember forever.

Chef/1st Mate: Shirelle Paris
Nationality: Israel/America
Languages: English, Hebrew

Shirelle was enchanted by the sea when as a student she moved to a small beautiful town in Israel, nearby beaches full of surfers and sailors. Just after graduating from a natural medicine therapy school, Shirelle decided to follow her heart and start sailing. Since that time she saw many beautiful places and worked on different kinds of boats doing almost everything, from being first mate and deckhand, she eventually became a professional Chef.

Cooking has always been an important part of her life from early childhood when her mother was teaching her how to cook. Ranging from her culinary masterpieces carefully selected and prepared based on individual preferences to a comprehensive assistance in any aspect of a luxury charter, guests absolutely love the service provided by Shirelle. She is also a certified PADI Dive Master and has introduced a lot of people to the underwater world of the Caribbean.