Understated opulence and unbelievable space are the hallmarks of the 192-foot motor yacht ISLANDER. With a beam of nearly 36 feet, ISLANDER has huge on deck areas and massive interior volume. Built with world cruising in mind, ISLANDER has every comfort and amenity imaginable for a pleasurable holiday or an extended voyage. The Sun Deck is immense featuring a heated pool with whirlpool jets, oversized sun pads, barbecue and a fully-equipped bar that seats twelve. Islander is equipped with tenders, wave runners, windsurfer, kayak, snorkel and SCUBA gear, and water toys.
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ISLANDER Crew Profile
CAPTAIN DUNCAN STEPHENSON
Captain Duncan was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Duncan has a varied background in yachting, ranging from being a sailing instructor in Cape Town to racing. He has been on ISLANDER for over 8 years. Having overseen the refit of Islander from a motor sail yacht to a motor yacht, Duncan knows ISLANDER better than anyone. He has cruised extensively through the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and eastern seaboard of the United States. He is a water sport enthusiast and a keen scuba diver. Duncan is easy going and has a calm, genuine personality, which, combined with his background in hospitality, makes him well liked amongst both the crew and guests. His experience, meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills and keen understanding of the charter industry means that Islander and her guests are in safe hands at all times, and will have an amazing charter experience that is uniquely tailored to their desires.
FIRST OFFICER BRYCE BERNDT
Bryce grew up in Stoughton, Wisconsin. He started out working as an electrician in Wisconsin for nine years. He started his boat career on a live-aboard dive cruise vessel traveling throughout the Caribbean for two and a half years. He has sailed to the Azores and throughout Europe. He holds his 500 Ton Master USCG, MCA Approved Engine Course, Master Electrician and PADI Dive Master licenses. His hobbies include water skiing, skiing (snow), sailing, fishing, hunting and diving.
BOSUN NATHANIEL 'NATE' TANNER
Nate is from Newport, Rhode Island. He studied art at Rhode Island School of Design, which lead him to work in the field of graphic design, where he created websites, several surfing films, and the corporate identity for a global ocean challenge campaign. He started his Yachting career by racing 12 meter America?s Cup vessels. He holds a USCG 200 Ton Master, is a PADI certified diver, and is currently pursuing his 500 Ton. Nate has traveled the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Central America. He has a love of blue water sailing, surfing, sport fishing and diving.
DECKHAND BRENT MASSEY-HICKS
Brent is a South African but was raised in Malawi. He spent the majority of his childhood around yachts and in and out of the water. Coupled with his love of adventure and an insatiable wanderlust a career in yachting was really the only way to go. This will be his third year in the industry but nowhere near the last. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, scuba diving and playing or watching rugby.
DECKHAND COLIN DOWLING
Colin was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He has his Bachelor?s Degree in International Relations from The American University of Paris. Colin has lived abroad for 4 of the past 6 years, traveled 4 continents, and surfed all over the United States. Colin enjoys paddling, Hawaiian outrigger, surfing and sailing. He is also fluent in French.
HEAD CHEF MICHAEL 'MIKE' EDWARD PERSSON II
Mike is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. Mike first started his restaurant career 15 years ago as an expediter and decided he wanted to get behind the line himself. He has an Associate?s Degree in Applied Science, Culinary Arts, and he graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando, Florida. Mike was classically trained in French and Italian culinary arts. To name a few of his prior positions, he was Garde Manger Chef at Loews Hotel in Annapolis, and Executive Chef at Nooke Monks, a 4 Star restaurant in Maryland. He spares no attention to detail and will not let anything leave his galley if it isn?t perfect. When Mike is not cooking up an unforgettable meal on ISLANDER, he likes to fish, play tennis, site-see, and try new restaurants whenever possible.
SOUS-CHEF EMMA-CLAIRE PETER
Emma-Claire is a foodie at heart, having completed a culinary diploma she worked as a food stylist for the film industry, magazines and food packaging. She then went back to school and got a Bachelor degree in business administration. Being a farm girl from Cape Town, South Africa, she loves open spaces and is enchanted by the vistas and views that yachting provides. During any time ashore Emma will be off combing the food markets, delis and restaurants for new sights and ideas to take back to the boat.
CHIEF STEWARDESS PETRA UNTEA
Petra?s is a seasoned professional with more than five years in yachting and she has been in the hospitality industry for eleven years. Fluent in four languages and conversant in more, you can rest easy in her capable hands, knowing your every need has been anticipated and catered to. Growing up in the heart of Transylvania in a town called Cluj-Napoca, Petra has always been active. She enjoyed a number of different activities as a child, leading her to become a qualified ski instructor with a specialty in Alpine Skiing. You would think that working as a ski instructor you would never get into yachting of all careers, but that would not take into account the determination of Petra?s sister who joined the industry before her. Petra flew straight from Romania and into her first yachting job and hasn?t looked back. She has never lost her love of the cold and any holidays will be spent jetting off to wherever in the world it is winter to play in the snow again.
SECOND STEWARDESS ELISE CIAPPARA
Despite the surname, Elise hails from the wilds of west Wales, where there were two options for spending your free time, the beach, or the sea. With over 10 years experience in the hotel and wedding industry, not to mention a three year foray into the world of finance, she finally decided to swap the very cold seas of Britain for a much more agreeable climate and ran away to be a sailor. After a year in yachting, she joined ISLANDER in the USA and is eagerly looking forward to adventures on board over year ahead. When not on board ship, Elise will often be found in museums, libraries and shoe shops.
THIRD STEWARDESS HAYLEY DISKIN
Hayley was born in Bath, England. She has six months experience in yachting but over ten years in hospitality and customer service. Hayley is a perfectionist in all she does and has a passion for presentation. Her huge smile and infectious laugh will be one of the first things you notice as you arrive on board and her enthusiasm never waivers. Hayley joined Islander in the Caribbean and is looking forward to seeing Europe from the sea. Hayley?s holidays will always be spent at home with her tight knit group of family and friends, but any time off whilst sailing will be spent becoming lost and getting found by her crewmates.
FOURTH STEWARDESS LAURA PIGGOTT
Laura left Cape Town, South Africa this year for the first time since she was eight years old. Previously a horse riding instructor and volunteer at the National Sea Rescue Institute, she went looking for her dream job and found it on ISLANDER. When not sailing, Laura is passionate about animals and adventures. Anything with a fluffy creature or an adrenaline buzz and she is your girl.
CHIEF ENGINEER NIGEL OTTLEY
Nigel was born in the United Kingdom but grew up and learnt his trade in Australia. He has over 4 years service on board the Islander with a varied and extensive background in marine engineering with over 25 years in this industry. He has worked on square riggers to ultra modern carbon fiber vessels, including being Captain, engineer and chief gunner aboard Matthew of Bristol, a replica of a 500 year old sailing merchant vessel. He is a highly capable hands on engineer. He can diagnose and fix almost any problem onboard Islander and will ensure that the guests and crew are safe at all times. When he is not getting his hands dirty in the engine room, he enjoys the warm weather and a good cucumber sandwich. Nigel holds the title of ?Conseilleur du Gran Vin de Bordeau? and is an Honorary Rear Commodore of the Square Riggers Club in Weymouth.
SECOND ENGINEER PAUL WILSON
Paul lives in Fort Lauderdale but grew up in New York. Having always loved the sea and of course, taking things apart, he graduated from N.Y Maritime College with a degree in engineering. Previously in commercial shipping, he attained the rank of chief engineer before joining us on Islander and the pleasure side of sailing. Any time off for Paul will see him traveling and exploring new parts of the world.
|LENGTH||192ft (58.5m)||BEAM||36ft (11.0m)||DRAFT||6ft 11in (2.1m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1991||BUILDER||Austrailian Yacht Builders||DESIGNER||Bold Craft Engineering Crop. Kirillof & Associates|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Duncan Stephenson & Chef Michael Edward Persson II + 10||REFIT||2010|
|SPEED||9kts / 18kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|ENGINES||MTU 12V4000 @2330hp|
ISLANDER can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have 2 single beds, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin/study has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. ISLANDER is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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