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Captain: Tavish Mckenzie
Nationality: South African
Languages: English (native speaker), Spanish (basic)
Driven by a passion for sailing which runs in his veins, a skilful captain and an excellent engineer, Tavish has a tremendous amount of experience. Working on superyachts, Captain Tavish has taken vessels to many parts of the world, including the Far East, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Red sea. Kitesurfing and videography instructor, captain Tavish catches zen moments on the open water while kite surfing and captures the light through camera lens. Together with his team, captain Tavish gives pride of place to professional approach to the job at hand to ensure a truly engaging and memorable stay on board for every guest.
Chef: Ineke van Loven
Languages: Dutch (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (basic), Italian (basic) and German (basic).
Ineke is a phenomenal creative young professional chef, with a particular interest in organic, healthy, vegetarian and vegan meals. She conducted private chef work around the world including working in top class restaurants. Her passion for sailing, kite boarding and photography has made the yachting world a natural path for her to follow. Flexible, creative and obsessed with the healthy living, Ineke brings to the table delicious and unforgettable experience for everyone.
Stewardess: Thea Pernack
Languages: German and English (native speaker), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic)
Helpful and attentive, Thea has acquired an impressive set of professional skills which have made her a proud crew member of SAMADHI. Friendly and altruistic, apart from hospitality and yachting industry, she has been organising and coordinating social projects, helping people all over the world. As a professional Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Thea loves sharing all her varied knowledge with friends and guests, which makes every trip unique, fun and interesting.