Captain Name: Séamus O’Donnell
Captain Nationality: Irish
Number of Crew: 2
Morgane and Séamus met in 2018 and have been sailing the world on Elvis together ever since. As a team, they aim to deliver a truly unique, action packed, luxury charter experience.
Flite Magic sets a focus on fun for a family and or friends’ interactive adventure. In a truly unique way, Morgane and Séamus will guide you through your yacht charter holiday like no other, putting a focus on sailing, sport and comfort in a safe luxurious environment.
CAPTAIN SEAMUS O’DONNELL
Séamus (pronounced ‘Shaymus’) is from Dublin, and learned to sail at a young age with The Royal Irish Yacht Club. Completing University studies in Nautical science, he then went on to study Navigation with the Irish Na-vy, serving four years as a Commissioned Officer. Afterwards he threw on his backpack and explored many ex-otic parts of the world, from France to Nepal, to include a tour of Asia. Séamus has now travelled to over 50 countries, pursuing his passions of underwater photography, videography, snowboarding and mountaineering.
Upon returning home to Ireland, Séamus continued to develop his maritime skills with a two year period on the crew of the Dublin Lifeboat, where he was highly trained by the RNLI medical emergency response unit. Now, with many years maritime experience and over 100,000 miles sailed, including sail training Challenge 72’s in Scotland, 3 tall-ships in Europe, Volvo Ocean Race 70’s, and super yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, he has 11 trans-Atlantic crossings completed, and 3 Pacific crossings including 5 as captain.
He was professionally employed on some of the world’s most prestigious super-sailing yachts up to 85 meters, including Parsifal 3, Silenco, Sybaris and the World’s biggest ketch, Aquijo, on which he sailed around Cape Horn and into the Pacific while making videos for his boss. Séamus has over ten years super-yacht charter experience, including long-term charters up to three months long. He has received numerous sailing awards including the Commodore’s prize of the RIYC for youth sailing achievement, Sovereign’s cup wins, and Super-yacht regatta wins of the Perini and Millennium cups.
As a fitness instructor and qualified PADI dive master, he is standing by to lead snorkeling excursions and arrange dives with the best dive operators. His social nature and professionalism will ensure you and your families’ absolute enjoyment and safety throughout your stay. He is also a qualified and experienced RYA PWC (Personal Watercraft) instructor, has over 7 years kitesurf and wakeboard training experience, and now enjoys his latest watersports passion – the Fliteboard! He is happy and qualified to instruct on these new e-foils!
When not on the water you might find him tending the BBQ or tending to the needs of guests and Elvis Magic. As a drone operator, he’ll help you record the joys of your charter. His motto in life is “Anything is possible, just give me the time to plan”. We are not sure where he has found the time with all he has done, but he is ready for anything!
CHEF MORGANE SOYER
Morgane is from the amazing seaside town of St. Raphael, just around the corner from St.Tropez, France. She lived in the Caribbean for four years as a young teen, riding horses and sailing. A talented musician, horse rider, yoga enthusiast, scuba-diver, fisher, sailor, and one of the first ladies in the world to master the e-Foil (electric hydro foiling surfboard), Morgane is an accomplished academic as well as a fantastic yacht chef. She is a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, after completing her studies in Toulouse, France.
Morgane’s experiences range from language tuition to voluntary work in Africa. She has even taught infant swimming courses. She has top level service experience in several of France’s best restaurants and bars including two years working for ‘The No.5’ in Toulouse, the best wine bar in the world in 2017. During her studies she went on to manage a top bar in Toulouse for several years. Morgane recently completed her first trans-Atlantic crossing as well!
Being French, Morgane has been a passionate cook her whole life, learning from her grand mother at an early age. She has been playing with the Mediterranean and Caribbean styles of culinary fusion for many years and gained valuable experience during her time working in the kitchen of No.5 of Toulouse. Morgane’s own personal style of cooking draws from the traditional French style, classic coastal Mediterranean, Caribbean BBQ and Polynesian Island style. She has the ability to prepare wonderful, healthy and well-balanced meals. Morgane is a natural yacht chef, caring for balanced nutrition, freshly sourced local ingredients, and playing with local influences. Note: Morgane is also a specialist when it comes to securing bookings in those hard to access, hidden French restaurant gems including Corsica!
Morgane likes attending to guests in a calm, polite manner while encouraging them to enjoy the full potential of the Flite Magic experience. She is great with kids and looking after elderly guest too. Her friends describe her as kind, happy and supportive. Her motto is “La vie est belle a bord d’Elvis” (Life is beautiful on Elvis)
…Elvis Magic and “the Flite Team” will deliver the ultimate sports holidayof a lifetime! Welcome aboard!