Operating in the Caribbean, East Mediterranean, Bahamas and the West Mediterranean
Craig is from Cape Town, a wonderful tourist destination. After high school, Craig joined the South African Navy. There he served as a deck officer for over 14 years. He was in command of a Torpedo Recovery Vessel, which specialized in dive training. In 1990 Craig served with the Chilean navy, sailing with the training ship B.E. Esmeralda in the South Pacific. After the navy, Craig converted his qualifications to pursue a career on motor yachts. For the previous five years before being promoted to Captain onboard Allegria, Craig had been employed as mate on various vessels in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. He has now served on Allegria for more than 8 years and currently holds a masters 3,000-ton license. Craig enjoys the outdoors and lives a healthy lifestyle, which complements his future in the mega yacht industry.
Ivan was born in Rijeka, Croatia on the island of Krk. He followed the commercial maritime route of engineering after finishing his maritime education in Croatia and worked on oil tankers for 8 years. Ivan came over to yachting in 2011 and has been serving as an engineer ever since. This has allowed him to travel and work at the same time. His hobbies include skiing, crossfit, wake-boarding and riding motorbikes. Ivan recently got married and is looking forward to starting a family.
Nic was born in Gordon's Bay, South Africa and grew up next to the ocean, enjoying diving and body boarding as a teenager. After completing his schooling and national service, Nic spent time as a dive master on a sail boat in the Red Sea. He then crossed the Atlantic and worked on a busy charter yacht in the Caribbean. His interest in engineering grew and he now holds a Y3 engineering certificate. Nic's hobbies include snorkeling, diving, reading, cooking, collecting red wine, and DIY home improvements. He has served on-board for over 2 years.
Max was born and raised on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. He grew up surfing or spending time on his family motor boat, either fishing or exploring. After completing his schooling, Max spent his time snow boarding at a competitive level, until a bad knee injury put a stop to that. After recovering from the surgery, he followed his brother into the exciting world of motor yachting in 2007. He has climbed the ranks over the years and now holds a 3000 ton Chief Mate's ticket. Max enjoys sports, traveling and meeting new people along the way.
"Leo" was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and was fortunate enough to grow up on a wildlife conservatory, his roots have helped him develop a deep desire for cuisine and adventure. Despite his youth, he has a firm grasp of culinary fundamentals, modern gastronomy, the sciences of raw foods and nutrition. Highly motivated, as evidenced by a commitment to continuously evolve by means of mentors, the study of ever evolving cuisine. Leo has traveled through Southern Africa, Europe, South East Asia, Canada, the USA, South America, Japan and New Zealand experiencing the many different types of cuisine the world has to offer. His passion lies in the healthiest way to cook food, whilst making it taste delicious. Now with memories scattered around world, he has found joy in learning to play the guitar, hike and snowboard in some of the biggest mountain ranges of the world while writing stories and recipes as he goes.
Hanna comes from the beautiful seaside town of Gdynia, Poland. She has a master’s degree in social science and a BA in social care. She is fluent in English, but also speaks German and Spanish. Hanna comes from a family of mariners, so yachting was an obvious career choice for her. She has worked on various yachts up to 90m during the last 6 years. Hanna is a passionate windsurfer, horse rider and traveler and is looking forward to bringing her experience and happy personality to enhance your enjoyment onboard Allegria.
Chloe was born and raised in the coastal village of Wilderness on the southern coast of South Africa. Her formative years were spent on the beaches, lakes and in the forests of the Garden Route, a globally recognized tourism destination. She has an outgoing personality, good people skills and is also a capable child minder. The newest and youngest crew member, Chloe has recently completed her schooling and enjoys exploring, traveling, swimming, music and reading.
Davy was raised in Rockport, Maine. He comes from a long line of mariners and started working on boats at a young age. He joined the yachting industry at the age of 19 and is well experienced as a bosun. In his off time, Davy enjoys snowboarding, going to music concerts and spending time with his friends.
Jonathan grew up on the north east coast of South Africa. After school, he obtained a BA degree in philosophy, economics and psychology. In 2013, after university, Jonathan joined the yachting industry and has thus far traveled the east coast of the USA and the Mediterranean. He enjoys being on the ocean, sports and traveling.