CLAIRE Crew Profiles
* SHARED CAPTAIN'S POSITION
Captain Marcio Jaspan | Brazil
With 20 years of experience as a yacht captain and engineer, Captain Marcio operates CLAIRE with the utmost safety and care for those on board. Having only worked aboard 5 yachts in his career span, he is a dedicated and loyal professional. Speaking 3 languages, Captain Marcio is highly cultured, and has traveled the world extensively while on charter, and privately as well. He leads a strong team of dedicated crew, and creates a truly familial environment for all those on board. As a dive master, he thoroughly enjoys the water, and oftentimes instructs charter guests on how to get the best out of a diving excursion. A dedicated family man, Captain Marcio lives with his wife and young daughter in Florida, when he is not on charter.
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.
Chef Steven Mills | South Africa
Steve is a Grand Diploma qualified chef, who studied at South Africa’s prestigious Cordon Bleu “Silwood Kitchens” in Cape Town for 3 years. All fields of cooking and establishments that he has been affiliated with since his career began have been of the highest standards, recognized by “Relais and Chateau” and groups of equal, if not higher reputation. Steve chose to specialize his skills towards being a private chef and yachting seemed the perfect stage to hone his career and passion. Yachting has secured Steven’s knowledge of the world’s different cuisines and requirements, thus has pushed his career to Head Chef on 50m + vessels. Steve is a dedicated seafarer and crew member, with a love for the ocean and a passion for the high-end service our owners and guests deserve. Being a keen fisherman and a boat owner, all aspects of safety, knowledge of the ocean, weather and tender driving fall under my natural grasp.
Chief Officer: profile coming soon
Chief Stewardess Ximena Music | Costa Rica
Originally from beautiful Costa Rica, but now an American Citizen, Ximena moved to Florida 12 years ago to pursue a career in yachting after working at “Los Suenos Marina” office in Mexico. She joined her 1st yacht the day after arriving in Florida and has worked on various size luxury yachts these past 12 years working all the up to Chief Stewardess position. Ximena says she has loved being a yacht stewardess from day one and is very passionate about her work, plus providing 1st class service. She is a real people’s person and always there to help, plus very cheerful. She enjoys going to the gym to keep fit, cooking, driving her cars and spending time with her favorite niece.
Chief Engineer Andre Caixeta | Brazilian American
Andre grew up in Brazil and served with the Brazilian Navy, plus Governors Body Guard before he moved to the United States 19 years ago. Living here in Florida, he started working on luxury yachts and various dive charter boats, after being invited on a diving trip to the Bahamas. Andre's passion for Scuba diving lead him to manage Dive Shops and work on Diving vessels, but over the past 7 years, he has concentrated more on Marine Engineering which lead him to gain Engineers Licence allowing him to work on large professionally run motor yachts. In his time away from yachts Andre spends time with his family in Florida and still enjoys his scuba diving with sharks, a little skydiving, hiking, plus cycling.
Second Stewardess Teodora Stojanovic | Serbia
Originally from Serbia, Teodora grew up in Malta where the love of the sea and travel was instilled in her everyday life. Yachting seemed like a perfect career choice to pursue what she loves the most while serving guest at the highest level and to the best of her abilities. This is Teodora’s fifth year in yachting and she is planning to keep the adventure in the future as she is truly a people person and enjoys providing high-end service. When at home Tea is a medical student and enjoys reading, writing, beach volley, traveling, and exploring new places.
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, spearfishing, 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 superyacht 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, he 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.