Captain: Peter Dery
CAPTAIN: PETER DERY (American)
Peter’s love of the sea started an early age. At age 6 sailing in the local Lightning fleet, turned to a rather active junior sailor into a passionate professional. Doing his first SORC at age 13 he took to sailing larger vessels early. Gran Prix Yacht Racing as a career took Peter around the world sailing in such prestigious event as the Admiral’s Cup on the winning American team. Peter has cruised extensively including the Bahamas, the Mediterranean, the Pacific including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as every island in the Caribbean!
Fishing, Diving, Treasure Hunting, Kiteboarding, and Sailing are true passions for Peter, he obviously loves everything to do with the water! Come aboard HELIOS and see if you catch the fever as well!
Chef: TOBIAS PFARR
CHEF: TOBIAS PFARR (German)
Tobias is passionate about cooking and enjoy working with the freshest ingredients to prepare simple straight forward dishes that showcase the ingredients.
He is well versed in a variety of cooking styles and cuisines. When called for I can create menus and/or adaptations of dishes to meet special diet needs and preferences of guests and crew. He likes to prepare his menus from scratch including making fresh breads and pastries daily, ice creams, and fresh pastas. Chef Tobias culinary skills include many cuisines including Mediterranean, Russian, Asian, Sushi/Japanese, Modern Mixed, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Kosher, Dairy Free and Low Sodium. He has worked on yachts such as 196’ M/Y DIAMONDS ARE FOREVEVER |and 108’ M/Y MOSKING.
Chief Stewardess: CHARLOTTE MORRIS
CHIEF STEWARDESS: CHARLOTTE MORRIS (British)
Charlie grew up in Devon around the water and after completing her A-levels had a thirst for travel leading her to the superyacht industry. Charlie decided to continue a career in yachting to pair together her love of travelling and offering excellent service.
After 5 years as a chief stewardess, Charlie brings a wealth of experience to Helios in all areas of service, safety and yachting! She is continually learning from new demands and intelligent thinkers as well as an ever-improving industry. Charlie is constantly developing interior teams to the standard of excellence that the industry demands.
When not ensuring the highest standards are being met on board you will find Charlie roadtripping, snowboarding, wakeboarding, sailing, swimming, or hiking. She enjoys a variety of arts and crafts and loves exercising her creative side, which is why children love her! Charlie is a keen traveler and is forever seeking new experiences and interests to add to her extensive list.
Stewardess: Kelly Gibbs
As an American growing up in Costa Rica, Kelley learnt a great deal from the everyday challenges of multicultural diversity. Kelley is an adventurous, high-spirited girl who, if she could, would live under the sea with the fishes! Having helped her parents run the family diving business in Costa Rica, she comes with 9 years of teaching and 17 years of diving under her belt. Her adventures have taken her to a few of the most wondrous diving locations in the world, traveling and working as a Diving Instructor in Central America and the Caribbean. During the past six years she has worked in yachting as a Stewardess and a Chef, during the past six years, and aspires to continue her education in the diving and yachting industry! Onboard s/y Helios you will see Kelley bouncing around the interior where she will ensure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and go home with a most memorable experience. Kelley loves sharing her wealth of knowledge about the marine and terrestrial critters, and helping people become aware of their natural surroundings.
In her spare time, Kelley enjoys chilling out at the beach with her toes dug deep in the sand, practicing yoga on the dock, collecting cool seashells and rocks to make jewelry with, designing bikinis, and watching anything on Animal Planet or The Discovery Channel.
Mate: CATE GUNDLACH
MATE: CATE GUNDLACH (American)
Cate has 25 years of competitive sailing experience. She received formal training as a youth sailor out of Lauderdale Yacht Club. Cate was a member of the USNT (United States National Team) where she received coaching from Olympic and World champion coaches. This training helped to build a solid foundation in her sailing fundamentals which naturally evolved into a strong yachting career in both Motor and Sailing yachts.
Cate holds a 200 Ton Masters license and Bachelor of Science in Pre Med as well as Hotel, Resort, and Spa Management. Her passion for yachting, adventure and hospitality are all blended in her enthusiastic approach to life.
Cate has enjoyed a life at sea traveling throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, West and East Coast of the USA. Most recently, Cate has been a Captain/Mate aboard a number of high profile charter yachts including Sealyon and 80’ Hodgdon Liberty.
In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, live music, wakeboarding, international politics, sporting clays, road trips, camping, hiking, surfing and kiting.
Engineer: Pierre Beltran
Pierre is 49% French and 51% Mexican. As a little boy Pierre already showed his interest in mechanics by taking things apart and trying to put them back together again. As he and his family vacationed in their yacht and camper van, Pierre developed necessary skills to maintain and fix anything that needed it. By 18 he was a dive instructor and started his studies in Industrial Engineering. He is a phenomenal source of technical knowledge of the wide range of equipment found on a sailing yacht and is impressively capable to work out solutions for even the most complex technical issues. Pierre holds a Y3 Yacht Engineering license and has worked on s/y Helios for thee years and onboard the same owner’s previous yacht before that. Always ready with a smile, if not a giggle, Pierre is a lively character. He enjoys interacting with guests and making them feel welcome and comfortable. Aside from yachting, Pierre loves to cook and then it’s all about the outdoors, with motorcycling, biking, SCUBA diving and jumping off a perfectly good airplane in mid-flight.
SECOND STEWARDESS: CHRISTINE REID
SECOND STEWARDESS: CHRISTINE REID (Zimbabawe)
Christine is in her third season onboard yachts, with a preference for sailing. She grew up in sunny Zimbabwe and most holidays were spent on the waters fishing either on the Zambezi River or the waters of the Indian Ocean. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Communication) from the University of Western Australia and is a certified Personal Trainer. She decided to enter the yachting industry where she can combine an excitement for travel and adventure into a career. She is friendly, bubbly and always willing to help out.
Hobbies: travelling, reading, running, swimming, cooking, fishing.