CAPTAIN KEVIN HART | UNITED KINGDOM
Kevin has been surrounded by the sea all his life having grown up on a small Island off the east coast of England and living on the east coast of Australia, plus the west coast of South Africa during his long career at sea. Kevin has worked at sea since he was 16 on an array of different types of ocean going vessels from small cargo ships to cruise ships, working his way up from a deck cadet to a Master Mariner with over 25 years’ experience in navigating the world’s oceans. The past 11 years Kevin has been serving on various luxury yachts 45 to 60m in size, 10 years as captain cruising and chartering the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas. Safety is always priority along with providing guests on CLAIRE with an unforgettable experience to take home with them. Captain Hart now resides in Cape Town, South Africa, with his beautiful wife, and two young children. He has a passion for traveling the globe and loves water sports, scuba diving, and snowboarding when and where he can.
CHIEF OFFICER JON DEYOUNG | USA
Growing up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes, Jon has a natural love of the water. After earning his BA from Michigan State University, he pursued a career in the yachting industry. Having spent 20 years traveling the world he has worked on several 50-60 meter superyachts including ENTERPRISE V, PRINCESS MARLA, ALTITUDE, LADY LINDA, and MY SEANNA. Jon strives to deliver a great charter, leaving the guests with great memories for years to come. He enjoys college sports, reading, golf and spending time at his lake house in Michigan.
CHEF JOSH LEGASPI | PHILLIPPINES
Originally from the Philippines, Chef Josh has worked for over 20 years on both private and charter yachts ranging from 30 to 70 meters worldwide. His culinary specialties are fusion, healthy Mediterranean, and vegetarian. Josh has previously worked as chef on FREEDOM 70m, SYCARA IV 46m, ILLUSION 52m, ENDLESS SUMMER 38m, to name a few. He’s soft spoken yet outgoing and approachable.
CHIEF STEWARDESS CAI GAVIOLA | PHILLIPPINES
Born and raised in the Philippines, graduated Hotel and Restaurant Management, and start the career at Mandarin Oriental Hotel right after College. Cai has an extensive hospitality and customer background from two five-star Hotels and super mega yachts she worked for. Cai has served for elite guests and royal family for both private and charter, passenger yachts, motor yachts and sailing yachts. She has sailed the Mediterranean, East and West Coast of America, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and South East Asia. Cai loves travelling, studying, meeting new people and getting new life’s perspective. She is outgoing, cheerful, adventurous person and always ready to serve with big smile.
CHIEF ENGINEER WILLIAM VALVERDE| PANAMA
William grew up in Panama City surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. He had a passion for fixing things from a young age and his interest watching large ships passing by the Panama Canal made him decide to pursue a career in nautical engineering, which lead him to Maritime College. William is a positive and very optimistic person. During his sea going career working on cruise ships and now luxury yachts, he has always enjoyed learning more new things, whilst he has had the privileged of traveling around the world visiting many different countries and knowing different cultures. In his spare time, William enjoys snorkelling, cycling, and loves dancing, especially to Latin music.
BOSUN DARIO FERGUSON | BAHAMAS
Coming from the chain of islands known for its sun, sand, and sea... yes, the Bahamas! That’s where Dario grew up spending all his summers snorkeling, spear fishing, and exploring on a dingy. Dario always had a passion for the water and as a child would fantasize about the super yachts as they passed by. He said to himself that one day he would be the captain of a super yacht and is now on that journey. That’s how he became a part of the yachting world and he loves every minute of it! With four years’ experience at a five- star luxury resort and a friendly personality, Dario ensures a premium service aboard CLAIRE.
DECKHAND NOEL NERI | PHILIPPINES
Noel hails from the Philippines and has worked at sea for most of his life! He has worked all around the world on commercial ships before venturing into the world of superyachts. Back at home, he loves to fish and he has taken that love with him to the high seas. Despite his love for the water, Noel still manages to spend time doing what he loves in the Philippines - farming! He has a dragon fruit farm and breeds chickens. With an infectious smile and a warm personality, Noel is looking forward to helping you enjoy yourself to the fullest on the water.
STEWARDESS ARLYN ROSALES | PHILIPPINES
Arlyn comes from a background in the health and wellness industry, and is a licensed massage therapist. On CLAIRE, Arlyn takes on her multi-tasking role with a can-do attitude, creating great experiences for guests with positivity and a smile.
PURSER CRICELIA LEAL| PHILIPPINES
Cricelia has over 20 years of experience having worked on various size luxury yachts ranging from 30 to 70 meters. Cricelia’s the first priority is the comfort of all guests and to create a welcoming and delightful charter experience.