Captain Name: Gus Clements
Captain Nationality: St Vincent
Number of Crew: 2
CAPTAIN AUGUSTINE (GUS) CLEMENT:
Captain Augustine (Gus) Clement is originally from Grenada’s little sister island of Petite Martinique. He says he grew up as a “sea boy”. In part, because on a tiny island you’re always just steps from the sea. More so because he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on boats. To date, he has sailed over 100k nautical miles, on both charter and private yachts, in the Caribbean, Atlantic, Mediterranean, South Pacific, Canada, and the Americas.
Having grown up in the islands of Grenada, Captain Gus is an especially remarkable host. Guests will experience magnificent sailing because Gus knows the winds, seas, and tides with the intimacy of old friends. As an avid sports fisherman, he knows where the fish are. Let him know if you prefer complete solitude or a bit of mayhem on your beach; deep wrecks to dive or shallow reefs for snorkeling, a secluded sandy beach or shady banks for a barbecue. Gus will make sure that your charter itinerary on MOJEKA will be exactly what you want.
Gus is meticulous about yacht maintenance and an expert navigator. He is qualified as Yachtmaster Ocean 200tons # 1894 issued 20 January 1997, Commercial Endorsement, MCA Seafarer Medical Certificate ENG 1 and Marine Safety Training STCW95 #005380 from the Royal Yachting Association Department of Transport United Kingdom. In addition to a lengthy list of accomplishments, he’s also a great guy. Among colleagues and friends, his easy going, calm nature have earned him the nickname “No Fuss Gus”.
CHEF/STEW ELLIE MAE BYAS:
Ellie Mae Byas has an infectious smile, a subtle sense of humor, and a lengthy list of impressive accomplishments. She was born and educated in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but is truly a citizen of the world. She is certified as a P.A.D.I Open Water Scuba instructor. She has taught scuba at Club Meds, Robinson Clubs, in the Maldives, managed a dive center in Rovinj, Croatia, and owned a dive center in Mallorca. She has R.Y.A Certification Yachtmaster Offshore and has circumnavigated the globe in her own yacht, Bon Bini. With a little coaxing, guests aboard MOJEKA can persuade Ellie into recounting some amazing sea stories.
Ellie has been a charter yacht chef for more than a decade. Although she specializes in recipes with fresh seafood and local ingredients, having lived all over the world she has a sophisticated repertoire. Of course, her menu is based on guest preferences. So, whether the mood dictates a gourmet menu paired with fine wine, or sandwiches with a hot cup of Grenada chocolate, guests are never disappointed. Even those on special diets.
Ellie’s hobbies are spearfishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing. She also has a small cottage industry smoking fish. Provided there’s time away from the galley, she welcomes guests to join her in any activities of interest. And she can explain things to almost everyone in a way they can understand it, because she is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French and conversational Spanish.
Crew Interview with Gus and Ellie Mae – https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=BkAfxvrEpf8&feature=youtu.be