Captain Name: Nicholas Bunting
Captain Nationality: South African/British
Number of Crew: 4
Captain: Nicholas Bunting
Nationality: South African/British
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Nichola’s passion for the sea has been a driving force for the choice of his professional path since the early years. Having acquired rich experience on both sailing and motor yachts, Nicholas is a highly qualified Captain who will provide guests with an unforgettable sailing experience while ensuring their safety and onboard comfort.
An avid PADI certified Dive Master and enthusiasts of a variety of water sports, Nicholas will be thriled to accommodate guests’ individual preferences in regards to water activities.
His good-natured spirit and can-do attitude put guests at ease while his professionalism and ability to command a variety of situations instil confidence. Always striving to deliver the highest level of service to guests, Nicholas will be happy to whisk them off to the most picturesque hidden coves and enticing attractions during their five star sailing gateway onboard MAVERICK.
Chef: Richard West
Languages: English (native speaker)
Richard discovered a true passion for cooking in his family delicatessen at an early age and since then he has never stopped mastering his skills. A classically French trained chef, Richard worked as Chef in top notch Michelin-starred restaurants for thirty years. Proficient and creative, he has received numerous medals and accolades in culinary contests in the UK. Fan of the British culinary art, he fell in love with the Asian cuisine as well while working at the famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Singapore. A true asset to the team, Richard’s delicate and modern cuisine enriches the charter experience on Maverick with fantastic flavours.
Stewardess: Megan Coutts
Megan is a hardworking and skilled seafarer with many years’ experience in client service and hospitality.
She holds a 3 year diploma in Wellness and Skincare, which she gained in South Africa, and after a couple of years in that industry she realized she couldn’t sit still any longer and was off to see the world. She found her perfect career match on a busy luxury charter yacht and conducted many successful charters in the position of stewardess, cook and masseuse.
In addition to sailing, Megan has a passion for table decorating, flower arranging, interior design and cocktail making. She enjoys looking after her guests and ensuring that their holiday meets all their expectations.
Deckhand: Blaine Ketchum
Blaine is a dedicated Deckhand focused on providing the best services to the guests. With his yachting career only starting, he has already managed to prove himself as a reliable crew member.
Passionate about fishing and water sports, he is always happy to assist with any water activities.
His outgoing personality and professional approach will make guests feel comfortable and cared for each day of their stay on board MAVERICK.