Captain Name: Davis Butler
Captain Nationality: American
Number of Crew: 6
Davis Butler – Captain
Captain Davis Butler grew up surrounded by the coastal waters of Savannah, Georgia, and started driving boats at a very young age. His favorite activity as a young man was zipping through the marshes on a personal watercraft or entertaining friends on the family boat while exploring Georgia’s barrier islands. This lifestyle helped cultivate a passion for exploration and entertainment which is expressed in the way that Captain Davis plans and executes his charters. The Bahamas has proven to be one of his favorite cruising grounds because of its 700+ small islands and endless beaches to explore.
Although fun and entertainment are at the forefront of any yachting experience, guests’ safety and comfort are the main concern for the crew. Over his years of crossing oceans and inland navigation, Captain Davis has learned how to preemptively avoid dangerous situations and proactively react to incidents on board. He has selected professional and well-trained crew members to make CHILD’S PLAY one of the safest and most enjoyable charter yachts around. Captain Davis and the crew of CHILD’S PLAY will leave guests with life-long memories and stories to cherish.
Sven Hess – First Mate
Sven was born in South Africa and grew up in Greyton, a beautiful country town. He has always had an unwavering love and respect for nature and adventure. A family of Land Rover enthusiasts, they toured most of the African continent, camping in the wild and embarking on epic safaris and 4×4 missions. His appreciation for mother earth prompted him to study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in development and environment. Ever curious about what lay beyond the horizon, he left for the USA in search worldly adventure and a grander perspective on life. Yachting introduced him to an entirely new world of exotic places and never-ending activities! During his time in yachting, he has cruised the Bahamas central America and the Caribbean. An incredibly positive and upbeat person, Sven is always smiling and keen for every type of adventure. He truly enjoys taking guests out on the water for an unforgettable day of fun!
Kirsten Denyer – Chef
Kirsten is a 30-year-old South African who loves cooking delicious, healthy, and creative dishes for guests onboard Child’s Play. Chef Kirsten strives to give everyone an extraordinary experience through her love of varied cuisines and her attention to and knowledge of specific dietary requirements. She is an easy-going, enthusiastic, and well-rounded crew member who enjoys kitesurfing, horse-riding, and free diving in her free time. Her extensive yachting experience allows her to help with all aspects of the running of the vessel; deck duties, service skills, and tender driving just to name a few; she considers herself a team player and really enjoys getting involved outside the galley. She will strive to make your time onboard Child’s Play the best time you’ve ever had.
Laura Courcy – Chief Stewardess
Laura was born and raised in Norway, Maine, and has lived for several years in San Diego, California as well as the Cayman Islands. She loves being surrounded by the sea, seeing new places, and meeting new people. Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from San Diego State University. She has a passion for food and beverage and is always looking for new ways to give the best service on board. Laura is active outdoors, enjoys going on adventures, swimming, and putting her feet in the sand.
Katie Moore – Second Stewardess
Katie was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida known as “The Emerald Coast”. She has been a boater her entire life and has a deep love for the ocean and all things in it. She and her family enjoy taking yearly trips to the Florida Keys for snorkeling and lobstering. After realizing her love for the water, she decided that there was no better career for her than being a professional crew member aboard a private yacht. Katie is eager to experience the amazing opportunities that wait on the horizon.