Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, at a young age Trevor discovered that he had a wandering spirit and a lust for life and its many experiences. In his early 20's, Trevor travelled and worked in many different countries where he amassed quite the collection of adventures. He can share a few while on charter!
In his late 20's he decided to conquer his greatest fear - the ocean. He received his Skippers License in Durban and sailed the East and West coasts of South Africa, then crossed the Atlantic and into the beautiful Caribbean sea where he lived & worked on St. Martin. He worked on different boats and chartered sunset cruises on a 40' motor yacht. When Hurricane Luis hit in 1995 Trevor stayed on the island helping to rebuild homes. A year later he sailed to the Azores & then headed back home and started up his own company building residential houses and a few high end homes. He continued working in the construction industry running turnkey projects and managing civil and steel construction sites until the Covid pandemic hit. During lockdown he reassessed his life and decided to reconnect with his passion for sailing and attained his Yachtmaster Offshore License.
In 2021 Trevor sold his home, his car, his motorbike and mountain bike and bought a 31' yacht which he lived on with Sarah. They sailed the Cape waters and did a couple of deliveries around the Cape of Good Hope. Trevor & Sarah flew to St. Martin in January of 2022 where they worked a season chartering out of St. Martin, Aguila and St. Barths.
Trevor is at his happiest when he is at the helm on the open water trying to set the sails for a perfect course. He has a very calm and soothing demeanor which the guests always comment on and he loves chatting and getting to know the people he encounters. When not at the helm, you will find him paddleboarding, snorkeling, mountain biking, hiking or enjoying the outdoors, and to fully relax he loves to read.
C E R T I F I C A T E S
RYA Offshore Yachtmaster
RYA Coastal Yachtmaster
Coastal Skippers License
Handheld Radio Transmitting License
First Aid Level 1
Sarah was born in Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa at a young age. She always wanted to travel and in her mid-thirties decided to venture to the UK for a year. One year turned to fourteen after the travel bug hit! She has been to 52 countries & counting! A few of her biggest adventures include climbing Machu Picchu, taking a local boat through the Amazon & volunteering in the Borneo jungle.
Sarah is very much a free spirit and has always had a passion for the outdoors so she prefers to travel to more remote places. She worked multiple jobs simultaneously to fund her 3-5 months of backpacking and volunteering each year. There were various hospitality jobs which included working at Royal Ascot, The British Open and festivals around the UK and Scotland. In 2020 Sarah decided it was time for a new adventure, and headed back to South Africa to enroll in a couple of sailing and cooking courses before heading to the Caribbean. This was of course when Covid hit.
The plan then changed, and Sarah and Trevor bought a 31’ yacht in Cape Town in 2021 which they lived on for 8 months while Sarah learned to sail, realizing how much she loved being on the ocean. Even though it’s a newly discovered passion for Sarah, there is a long history of sailing in her family with her father and grandfather being in the navy, as well as her brother and nephews all working in the charter industry.
Sarah and Trevor now own a 43’ monohull which they have fixed up and plan to in the future sail around the world exploring. Sarah loves spending time in the kitchen trying out new dishes and recreating old recipes. She prefers using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients making lots of salads and delicious meals and desserts. She enjoys sharing typical South African dishes and her food is always made with love!
When not in the kitchen you will find Sarah somewhere in nature; snorkeling or hiking, exploring. She also enjoys reading and taking photos of the beauty which always surrounds us. Sarah’s motto is "Live Life in Full Colour"!
C E R T I F I C A T E S
Mega Yacht Interior Crew Certificate
Competent Crew Certificate
VHR Radio Course
Stir Crazy Cooking Courses: Vegetarian
Cooking, Baking Masterclass
Please note that from April 16-May 19, 2024 the yacht will operate with a substitute crew while Sarah and Trevor are away.
Charter Season Kicks Off at USVI Charter Yacht Show, Territory’s Boutique Fleet & Customized Vacation Experiences on Full Display
The annual showpiece of the industry’s hard work in perfecting its craft paid off with a successful seasonal launch at the USVI Charter Yacht Show, held November 12-15 at IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. Nearly 70 yachts, both power and sail, with uniquely qualified professional crews, were on show to over 160 brokers from over 100 charter businesses in the Caribbean, U.S., and Europe, which market the territory’s customized boutique marine vacations. Synergizing the destination of the U.S. Virgin Islands with its charter industry professionals, show organizers, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht Association (VIPCA), work year-round with several territorial departments and federal agencies. Key aspects of this work were the subjects of event seminars that updated attendees on government regulations and information on natural resources. A taste of local culture and history was also offered in the opening ceremony with Caribbean Ritual Dancers and with a panel presentation by historians and national park tour experts on the second day.
“VIPCA has gone above and beyond to meet its mission of promoting the USVI as a destination of choice for the yachting community and protecting the interests of our marine community and businesses,” says The Honorable Albert Bryan Jr., Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Read the entire press release on our website
Photos by @mangomediavi
2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show 🗓 November 12-15 📍 Yacht Haven Grande 🛥 Build. Learn. Certify. Shine. 🌐 www.usviyachtshow.org