Sally-Ann Konigkramer (32)
Sally-Ann grew up on the coast of KZN in a small suburb outside Durban in South Africa. When she finished school, she studied Arts and Music at the University of Kwazulu Natal where she even gave Mozart a run for his money when she took 3rd place in her province for Competitive Classical Performance. After a couple of piano solos, Sally decided to pursue her passion for the ocean and obtained her Master 3000 Gross Ton certificate, issued by the Maritime Coast Guard in the United Kingdom. Sally’s interests and hobbies include any water sports, running, extreme workouts, gardening and outdoor activities. She was even the Powerlifting Age group Winner at Nova University for deadlifting in 2017. Something funny about Sally is that she cannot go to bed before she’s made her ‘To-do-list’ for the following day, and she likes to beat the sun rising in the mornings. The most important things for her onboard Lady S are having a good crew that delivers the whole package to clients and ensuring Lady S is running smoothly at all times, in all aspects.
Grayson McMullen (27)
Grayson grew up on the sunny coast of Durban in South Africa, and in the greatest garden of lions and leopards of the Kruger National Park. Grayson studied Sports Management and Development before he decided to take a leap and finished his Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certificates to join the yachting industry. Not only does Grayson’s interests lay with the ocean but he used to be a professional cricket player, he did provincial deep-sea angling, and loves shooting, sports, fishing and movies…especially if it involves cuddles with his soon to be wife. Grayson is a happy, helpful and patient person. His biggest challenge in life has been having to duck everywhere he goes (6ft4) and one day when he grows up he would like to drive a F1, be retired and win the lottery. Even though Grayson is always ready for a good laugh it’s important for him to run a successful charter program for the owner, captain and crew.
Richardo Anderson (28)
Rich was born on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Jamaica. At the age of 22 Rich successfully completed and graduated with honors a four-year bachelor’s degree in Maritime Heat Engineering at the Caribbean Maritime University. He further went on to receiving his Certificate for Competency (for engineering). For the last 6 years, Rich has been in the yachting industry, enjoying travelling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. He is a very friendly person and has a wonderful laugh. Rich is mature and sensible yet has a dry sense of humor which is very humorous when one gets to know him. He likes little nibbles such as teatime muffins, coffee cakes etc. Even though Rich is very fair, he will most probably grab the last muffin at tea break. At the end of the day the most important thing for Rich is to have a clean/drama-free work environment where personal growth is encouraged. It is also important for him to fulfil his role as chief engineer to ensure that all machinery and equipment is operational and safety is maintained for everyone onboard, that guests remain relaxed and comfortable while enjoying all the amenities we have to offer.
Deck Hand / Dive Instructor
Garrett McQuiston (22)
Garrett was born in a ‘middle of nowhere’ farming community in Northern Michigan, USA. After high school Garrett studied engineering at the University of Michigan where he was also a member of the Michigan sailing team. Once finished with University he spent a year in Michigan working to become a PADI scuba instructor. Even though Garrett seems like the ordinary deckhand with hobbies such as diving, fishing and sailing you would never say that he was an All-state wrestler and has a strange likening for mustard on anything. Garrett has a good sense of humor (up to interpretation) and is hardworking, that’s why it’s so important for him to have a close, fun, but also the hardworking crew. One day when Garrett grows up, he would love to run a teen sailing/diving adventure summer camp.
Sonika Swart (30)
Sonika was born and raised in Cape Town South Africa. When she finished school, she spent a year doing missionary work in Africa where she taught less privileged children and helped building homes for them. Sonika’s love for children, teaching and her passion for people led her to obtain a bachelor’s degree in education. After studying and a couple of boring land-based jobs, Sonika joined the yachting industry. She’s always loved travelling and interacting with people, with yachting she can do both, experience different cultures and different destinations. Something funny about her is definitely her very strong South African accent, something to get use to but still entertaining. For Sonika the most important thing on board is that everyone pulls their own weight, there is no “I” in Team and teamwork makes the dream work.
Samantha Capper (26)
Sam grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After finishing high school, she studied Law at the University of Pretoria. Sam also obtained a certificate in Culinary Arts and she makes use of these skills by cooking for the crew and making sure everyone is well-fed and happy. Sam is a happy and bubbly person, you would never put it past her that she’s not a morning person, but that’s probably where the lawyer kicks in. Other than keeping the crew happy it’s important for Sam to be part of a well-functioning team and have a great summer with lots of memories.
Matthew Patrick Burgess (29)
Matt is the live wire on the boat that keeps the crew moral high. He grew up on the dusty streets of Durban South Africa, opposite from where Captain Sally grew up. After school, Matt studied BCom Marketing and Business Administration and then majored in Economics. He also has a big passion for sports and played WOB Rugby for eight years. Something funny about Matt as he would describe it would be his charming wit, the twinkle in his eye, his cheeky smile and don’t forget about the devilish sense of humor. He is also convinced that people like Jennifer Anniston, Stephen Hawking and Obama would be attracted to his type of personality…typical Matt, always making sure everyone has a good laugh and a smile on their faces. Even though light, happy and positive morale is important for Matt he also emphasizes the importance of teamwork, respect, cleanliness and honesty onboard the boat, and of course good food.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Chef Jean attended Stellenbosch Boland before honing his craft in restaurants all over the world, and more recently offering fine dining on superyachts across the oceans. Chef Jean’s culinary skills are heavily influenced by his extensive travels around the world whilst retaining infusions of his South African roots. Jean won the Yacht Chef competition in the MYBA Barcelona Charter show in 2017. He is a keen traveler, and in his spare time you are most likely to find Jean either behind the lens of a camera or with a fishing rod in hand.
Chef Jean looks forward to guiding you through the best possible culinary experience while on board and is very happy to cater for any special diets or allergies.