|Number of Crew: 4||Languages: English|
CAPTAIN - Andrew Lang - New Zealander
Andrew has been raised around boats both in New Zealand waters and the South Pacific Islands; and has plied aboard or held command of a host of vessels during the past 25 years. He has gained a lot of experience having amassed in excess of 400,000 Blue Water miles. Andrew worked as the Harbour Master in Bay of Plenty for six years before taking back a more active ‘sea command’ position and has been running large Motor Vessels since. Recent charter yachts include AQUARIUS (31m), GREAT SOUTHERN (26m) and ULTIMATE LADY (22m). Andrew brings an endless host of skills and talents with him to ANNABEL II, not least his charming personality and amicable manner with guests. This is Andrews 7th year on ANNABEL II and being based in Kotor, he has exceptional local knowledge of the Adriatic and beyond.
CHEF – Cory Ritchie – New Zealander
Professional qualified Chef Cory has a wealth of experience from catering to private residences to luxury super yachts, hotels, restaurants and cafes, many including VIP clientele. With over 20 years in the culinary industry, he has an extremely versatile understanding of cuisines and can easily adapt to the requirements of his guests, whether it be a dietary requirement or simply a preference in taste. Cory enjoys presenting visually inspiring dishes and prides himself in only sourcing the best produce for his menus. Having set up and run his own restaurant, he has a full understanding of all aspects of a successful kitchen from a managerial side to chef. In his free time, Cory enjoys active sports such as skiing, biking and rugby, he is passionate about music and keeping fit.
FIRST MATE – Miles Ashton - British
Miles hails from the UK, he has 7 years of dedicated crew experience on a good number of professional yachts as deck hand, first mate and captain. With a background in refit work, as well as engineering qualifications, Miles ensures that everything aboard Annabel II is running smoothly. Past roles include but are not limited to teaching sailing to children requiring motivation aboard a 72’ yacht, captaining yachts in locations such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific, racing in prestigious events and managing specialized yard work. Miles holds his RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean and other notable RYC / MCA courses. Miles takes immense pride in his position as first mate, he is a keen team player and very adaptable to assist in varying requirements aboard. In his spare time, he likes sports such as rugby, cycling, climbing and snowboarding.
STEWARDESS – Caitlyn Rector - American
Caitlyn crews aboard M.Y. Annabel II in the capacity of Stewardess. Caitlyn brings with her over 7 years of experience within the hospitality industry. Over the last 5 years, she has worked on some notable yachts as crew, stewardess and even chef. Caitlyn has an exceptional eye for detail and is highly organized. With a passion for the culinary arts and achieving recognized cookery certificates, she is an asset to the chef and always eager to assist. She works very well in a team environment, happily assisting where she can. When not on duty, Caitlyn likes sports, hiking and homing her cooking skills.