Captain Name: Marc Fourie
Captain Nationality: South Africa
Number of Crew: 5
Captain – Marc Fourie
Marc hails from the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, and has been involved in water sport from a young age. Marc is an avid surfer, swimmer and wake boarder. He is also a qualified USA Red Cross Life Saver and an Advanced Open Water PADI scuba diver.
Marc is well traveled and has been to numerous beautiful locations such as Thailand, Mauritius, The Mediterranean, USA West and East Coasts and Africa.
Chef – Ramon Minguez Gavin
Ramon hails from Zaragoza Spain and is 28 years old. He started his culinary degree in Benasque, Spain for 3 years and completed another 2 years in Tenerife, Canary Islands. At the age of 22 he won the Canary Islands Young Chef Championship and was placed 5th in the Spain young Chef Championship. Ramon has worked in restaurants such as �Toni Vicente�, a Michelin Star restaurant in the north of Spain, and the award winning tapas restaurant �Barrafina� in London.
Ramon is a very accommodating chef and will do everything he can to make your culinary experience onboard Kaleen one to remember.
Nadia Ghali – Chief Stewardess
Nadia was born in Firminy, France, a small town near Lyon. After her B.A. in International Business she realized her dream was to travel around the world. She lived in Canada, Mexico, and Thailand, as well as short stays in many other countries. She worked in different hotels and restaurants and was managing dive centers before joining her first sail yacht as a stewardess. She speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently and has a strong background in hospitality. She is enthusiastic and believes that customer service lies above everything else. Nadia enjoys scuba diving, yoga, and reading historic novels. She is driven to make your stay on Kaleen a wonderful experience.
Second Stewardess – Sara Hoitsema
Sara was born in Cascais, Portugal, a town thirty kilometers west of Lisbon. Her father, a previous owner of a racing catamaran, introduced her to sailing optimists at the age of six and has since loved being out at sea. After graduating high school she began working on both motor and sail yachts in St. Maarten to build her repertoire as a stewardess, practicing her skills in detail and service. Sara also enjoys fitness, scuba diving, and other marine and watersport activities. She looks forward to making your stay fun and memorable.