Captain Name: Ricky Moss
Captain Nationality: South African
Number of Crew: 4
Crew consists of: Captain, Gourmet Chef, First Mate and a Steward
Captain Ricky and Chef Jess, originating from South Africa are the first friendly faces to welcome you onboard SY Seaclusion for your dream vacation.
Being a natural water adventurer as a young man Ricky loved surfing, fishing, he spent plenty of time on the beach being a life saver and has also completed his Scuba Diving Divemaster qualification.
Ricky’s passion and love for sailing on the ocean began in 2008 when took the adventure of a life time sailing a 48” Catamaran from South Africa to Australia via the Caribbean and Panama Canal. During this time Ricky obtained the knowledge and skillset that has molded him to be the quality of yacht master ocean he is today. After completing approximately 18 000 NM he was hooked to the beauty of sailing yachts and wanted nothing more but to share this experience with all of you.
Chef Jess found her love for food and creating mouthwatering dishes during her first couple of trips hosting guests onboard charter yachts in the Caribbean. She quickly realized that this is where she wanted to put her roots down and become a professional chef onboard luxury charter yachts. She completed multiple short cooking courses to further her knowledge that included a Plant base course with Leiths London and yacht chef course with Ashburton. Jess is experienced in various culinary styles and cuisines that include and are not limited to Vegan, Plant Based, Mediterranean and local Caribbean dishes.
This team duo has been working together since 2009 both in the corporate and yachting industry as Captain and Chef team and have run many successful charter seasons in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Together they have completed 2 Atlantic Crossing over the past years and have both extensive experience of the Caribbean waters including the British Virgin Islands, USVI, Bahamas, St Martin, Antigua and more.
They are both incredibly passionate about their careers and take great pride in providing their guests onboard with a memorable, adventurist and enriched experience onboard. Their professional approach to tending to your every need will ensure that your sailing vacation ticks all the boxes and expectations.
Ricky and Jess look forward to welcoming you onboard and ensuring that your vacation is everything you have ever dreamed of.
Jacob Telford – First Mate
1st Mate Jacob was born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the sailing capitals of the world. Starting at age 10, he began competing in local regattas, both solo and as crew aboard his family’s J/120. After attending the University of Rhode Island, Jacob managed hotels, restaurants, and events, honing the skills of hospitality and entertainment. It was in 2020 that he decided to make yachting his life’s career and became a 1st Mate in Newport’s fleet of vintage America’s Cup competitors, the International 12 Meter Class. Today, Jacob combines high-performance sailing and luxury service to provide each charter with first-class adventure and accommodation.
Nyla Dugle- Stewardess
Born and raised on a farm in southern Indiana, Nyla decided to change the scenery and invest in her career on the ocean as a stewardess and Sous Chef. Nyla completed her culinary arts degree at Johnson & Wales University in Denver Colorado and spent two years working at some of the best restaurants in Denver as a cook.
Nyla started her yachting career on a 58ft Catamaran and has worked up towards reaching her goal on a beautiful sunreef 80. Along with being an impeccable stew and Sous chef, Nyla continues to grow her capabilities at see by working to become an adequate sailor.
Her eye for detail and passion for quality service ensures that your time on board Seaclusion will be well taken care of.