Captain Name: Andrew Joos
Captain Nationality: South African
Number of Crew: 3
Captain Andrew Joos
Andrew grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and has always had a love of water activities, from an early age the was involved in water-sports and eventually developed a fascination with ocean sailing. This passion eventually grew into a profession.
Andrew has sailed over 140,000nm and has 10 years experience as captain all over the world, Andrew prides himself on transforming novice crews into sailors. He loves sharing his passion of sailing and says “I derive much happiness from bringing joy to
others through the adventure and fun of sailing!”
Andrew’s attention to safety, gentle personality, and confident manner sets the perfect tempo of relaxation onboard. So, guests can expect to learn and truly enjoy their time onboard Allegro. With many years cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean, you can be assured that itineraries are well planned, exciting, and the boat is a well managed environment.
Chef/First Mate Sarah Joos
Sarah grew up in the Naval town of Simon’s Town, South Africa,
When Sarah entered the yachting industry some years ago she had yet to discover her true role onboard. She started on a 35m motor yacht as Junior Stewardess. Sarah rose to the occasion when the head chef became unable to work. Her cooking pleased the palette of the Russian owner and Sarah became the new Head Chef! She progressed her career on some high profile sailing yachts, as sailing, together with cooking, are her true passions.
Teaming her love of the ocean, restaurant experience and hospitality background, Sarah creates an exceptional culinary experience for SY Allegro’s guests.
Sarah’s approach to food incorporates Mediterranean and Asian, molecular, fusion and incorporation of local delicacies and products, tying them into visual masterpieces for not only a sailing holiday but a culinary journey.
Libby grew up on the south coast of England and has spent her entire life by the water’s edge, forming an integral part of family life.
Libby is a qualified water-sports instructor and worked in Greece for two summers; her responsibilities included teaching dinghy sailing and windsurfing. This experience helped her realise that she wanted a full-time career in sailing and the aquatic lifestyle on the water.
With experience in the hospitality industry, Libby is passionate about interacting with people. Her enthusiasm shines through when embarking on any experiences onboard Allegro – wanting to make sure everyone that steps foot on the yacht has the most enjoyable and relaxing possible time.
Libby’s life experiences ensured she landed her dream job onboard as deck stew and allowed her to become part of Allegro family in May 2019.