DECK & SYSTEMS
ATLANTICA Crew Profile
Captain KC- USA
Keith Caulfield, known as KC, grew up in St. Croix one of the US Virgin Islands and has been in yachting for twenty years. As a child he spent many weekends on his dad’s fishing boat and while he was finishing school he began working for a tour and dive charter company on St. Croix. Although KC has held a captains license for eighteen years he began in yachting as a deck/steward and has held positions as mate and engineer as well; he knows the importance of a well rounded crew member and a strong charter team.
KC has spent many years doing both owner trips and charters throughout the Bahamas and has been hired many times by 180+ foot yachts as a guide for local knowledge of these cruising grounds. He has been fortunate to have worked on successful charter yachts such as Victory Lane, Helios, Knot Tide and others and his enthusiasm to explore and local knowledge of the area will ensure guest expectations are exceeded. KC is great with children and has two boys ages 10 and 7, he loves fishing, shelling, snorkeling and anything to do with water sports. He and his crew look forward to successful charters on board Atlantica!
Chef Gabriel Hanlen-USA
Gabriel hails from St. Louis Missouri and has a bachelor degree in Culinary Arts as well as Hotel and Restaurant management. Gabriel grew up assisting his family run butcher shop and catering company. Since 1996, after graduating college, he began working professionally in the yachting and expedition cruising industry. In that time he has successfully worked his way up as Garde Manger Chef, Pastry Chef, Sous Chef, Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Manager, and Hotel Manager. Visiting every continent and countless countries Gabriel has extensively studied the history, natural resources, geography, and of course; he has experienced and practiced first hand authentic regional cuisine that defines each given country. His goal is to take these personal culinary experiences and apply them in a way that makes his guests feel at home while taking them to places they've never been. Outside of the kitchen Gabe enjoys the outdoors whether it's golfing on any golf course that's within reach, hiking the nearest mountain top, or kayaking a good class 5 rapid. Good Music is also essential wherever he is. Gabe has worked on successful charter yachts such as Miracle, Aquasition, Cachee, Salacia and is now happy to be delighting guests on Atlantica.
Mate – Chris Hill - USA
Although born in San Francisco, CA, Chris grew up in Florida in a boating family, where his father was a Captain, and the family spent many years cruising and living aboard their own boats. Chris learned early in life how to work around a boat, including gathering the mechanical, deck, and operating skills that are required of a good Mate. Chris has experience working on yachts from 50 to 171 ft, cruising Alaska, Costa Rica, Bahamas and the Caribbean. In search of a more diverse daily routine, and to gain more engineering knowledge, Chris has joined Atlantica to strengthen its deck department, and to participate in all other aspects of yacht operations, learning the ropes, in hopes of ultimately taking the helm himself to Captain a yacht, following in his father’s footsteps. Chris looks forward to taking guests fishing, diving, and on other excursions from Atlantica.
Deckhand – Joe Hoyt -USA
Having been raised in Reno, Nevada, Joe has only recently discovered his love of the ocean. After spending his childhood sailing on lakes and down rivers, an opportunity arose to join this industry. Joe jumped at the chance to travel and work aboard yachts and has had an enjoyable, exciting start to what could eventually become a long career on yachts.
Engineer - Christian Hollingsworth - USA
Christian spent his youth sailing with his family in Louisiana which lead him to become a sailing instructor. This love of boating brought him to the yachting industry. After working on a few yachts he took positions on two tall ships as engineer. After the tall ships Christian has settled back into motor yachts and is currently acquiring time and service towards his engineering license.
Chief Stewardess – Hayley Smith - United Kingdom
Hayley left England 7 years ago to pursue her career in yachting. She was brought up in a household with Dad as a chef. Hayley chose to follow her family background in restaurant hospitality and seek new thrills from around the globe in yachting. She has served on a number of yachts large and small and enjoys the creativity in her role as Chief Stewardess.
|LENGTH||135ft (41.1m)||BEAM||28ft (8.7m)||DRAFT||7ft 3in (2.2m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2000||BUILDER||Christensen||DESIGNER||Howard Appelonio|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain KC Caulfield + 6||REFIT||2008|
|SPEED||14kts / 19kts||STABILISERS||Stabilisers||FLAG||Marshall Islands|
|ENGINES||2x 2000 Detroit Diesel/Allison MTU16V at 1800hp|
ATLANTICA can accommodate 12 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet. 2 VIP cabins have a queen size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, a pullman, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a twin bed, a pullman, shower and toilet. ATLANTICA is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
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