Operating in the West Mediterranean and the Caribbean
Deck Lounge with TV
Master Stateroom with TV
VIP Stateroom with TV
Twin Cabin with TV
COLIN RICHARDSON – CAPTAIN
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS.
Colin was born in the UK and grew up in South Africa.
Colin sailed professionally for ten years until 1998, and then spent the next 7 years running various sailing boats in South East Asia. Colin’s next command was on a Perini-Navi in 2005, followed by Captain on M/Y PASSION for 7 years. Colin is a PADI Divemaster and holds his MCA 3000 ton Captain’s license. He is a RYA Jet Ski and Level II Powerboat Instructor and as a result, M/Y MIRAGE can issue jet ski licenses for the duration of a trip.
As Captain of M/Y MIRAGE, Colin combines his extensive experience and qualifications to guarantee a fun-filled vacation with a well-developed sense of safety and security. Colin is always upbeat and great fun to be around and ensures that his crew maintain the same positive attitude that he does. He places strong emphasis on planning, organization and training to ensure impeccable vessel preparation and presentation. Colin handpicks professional and motivated crew to cater for your every need.
When not onboard M/Y MIRAGE, Colin is a keen runner and participated in the 2014 Virgin London Marathon. He also likes to spend time with his wife and two children.
Colin joined M/Y MIRAGE in September 2012.
STEVE EMMERICH – ROTATING CAPTAIN
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, GERMAN, BASIC SPANISH
Steve was born in Germany and grew up in South Africa.
Steve is an accomplished yachtsman, completing his first trans-Atlantic crossing as skipper on his parent’s catamaran aged just 23. This experience ignited a passion to embark on a yachting career and 25 years on, Steve continues to be inspired by the many different aspects of yachting. In 1996 Steve became 2nd Officer on M/Y LADY MOURA, at the time one of the largest yachts in the world, and was promoted to 1st Officer in 2002.
As rotational Captain of M/Y MIRAGE, Steve uses his wealth of experience and passion for his job to ensure you have the best possible time onboard. Steve leads by example and he and his crew always give 110%. He is brilliantly personable and is always on hand to give advice on itineraries/ anchorages/ excursions etc. Steve works diligently to plan and carry out your perfect trip.
Steve is a huge rock music fan and attends many concerts when he’s on land. He also likes to spend as much time as possible with his wife and two boys.
Steve joined M/Y MIRAGE in August 2013.
MARK BEVIS – CHIEF ENGINEER
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Mark was born in the UK and moved to Mallorca in 2008.
Mark served a five-year Marine Engineering Apprenticeship immediately after finishing school. His passion for boats took him onto Flotilla Yachts where he worked for 3 years before joining the superyacht industry. Mark has been a Chief Engineer for 17 years and has worked all over the world.
Mark is an excellent troubleshooter and is always on hand to aid with any technical questions you may have. Mark has extensive knowledge of M/Y MIRAGE and is very happy to share information with interested parties.
When not working, he enjoys hiking and fishing on his self-built boat.
Mark joined M/Y MIRAGE in May 2013
MIKE HARRISON – CHIEF ENGINEER
Mike was born in the UK.
Mike attended Trinity House Naval Training School from the ages of thirteen to seventeen. Following this he did a 4 year Marine Engineering Apprenticeship with the Humber Pilotage, and this inspired him to move onto bigger ships. Mike joined the super yacht industry in 2004 and has spent the last 10 years working on charter yachts, enjoying seasons in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.
Mike is a great peoples person and is always keen to show off the engine room to children or adults alike. He has excellent experience and lends this to every task he undertakes.
Mike is a huge rugby fan and played in the UK. He’s a keen traveller and always tries to visit new places during his time off. He also enjoys all watersports.
Mike joined M/Y MIRAGE in June 2014.
TIM LEMPRIERE – FIRST MATE
32, NEW ZEALANDER
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH AND BASIC SPANISH
Tim was born in New Zealand.
Tim embarked on his career in yachting in 2007 and has travelled the Mediterranean and the Caribbean extensively during the last 8 years. Tim has recently obtained his Chief Mate 3000 ton ticket and also holds his PADI Advanced Open Water diving certificate, RYA Jet Ski and Powerboat Level II Instructor qualifications.
Tim leads an excellent deck crew of four and is on hand to ensure all of your needs are met – be it learning how to wakeboard or scoping out the best snorkeling sites in the area. Tim has an excellent sense of fun and is fantastic around children.
Previously, Tim has played rugby professionally in New Zealand and also worked for a top PR firm in London. Tim is passionate about the ocean and owns property in Nicaragua where he can indulge in his love of surfing.
Tim joined M/Y MIRAGE in 2008.
BEN DICKERSON – FIRST MATE
Ben was born and raised in New Jersey.
He was first introduced to boating by his father at a young age. Ben has worked in the yachting industry for over 10 years and his passed vessels include M/Y Highlander, M/Y Passion and most recently M/Y Trafalgar where he was the captain. Ben holds his MCA Chief Mate 300 Ton License and is an advanced PADI Diver. An active outdoorsman, Ben enjoys wake boarding, snowboarding, camping, rock climbing and white water rafting. When not onboard Ben loves to spend time with his wife and son.
Ben joined M/Y Mirage in September 2015.
JACK BAKER – 2ND Engineer/ ETO
Jack grew up in Portsmouth in Southern England.
Jack began his career in engineering for Princess Yachts as an Electro Mechanical Engineer working as part of the team that built these yachts from the ground up for 3 years. He then ventured into the Telecommunications Industry as a Networking and Communications Engineer for Virgin Media’s Business and Private customers. Two years later, Jack learned of super yachting and within a week he was employed on 80m M/Y Chopi Chopi in 2014 as the 3rd engineer/ ETO. Jack is at his best in high-pressure situations with his “think outside the box” outlook along with almost 8 years experience in the many different aspects of engineering. Jack thoroughly enjoys weight training and outdoor and water sports. Be sure to be around when he starts cracking jokes. He will be sure to cater to your every IT need while onboard to make your experience as seamless and flawless as possible.
Jack joined M/Y Mirage in Nov 2015.
JOE BAKER – BOSUN
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Joe was born in the UK and moved to Palma, Mallorca over twelve years ago.
Many of Joe’s family are involved in the yachting industry and therefore it felt natural for him to embark on a career in the industry when he finished school. From a young age, Joe has always been around boats and he knew that this is where his passion would lie. He recently passed his Yachtmaster Theory and is also a qualified RYA Jet Ski and Powerboat Level II instructor.
Joe has been onboard M/Y MIRAGE for over three years and knows everything there is to know about the boat. He is fantastic around children and works hard to ensure everyone has the best possible time. His enthusiasm makes him ideal to teach and encourage watersports.
Joe enjoys a wide variety of watersports, along with football, golf and playing guitar. He also loves to travel and spends his holidays exploring places he’s not been to before.
Joe joined M/Y MIRAGE in December 2012.
EVLYN HUNTER-SMITH – DECKHAND/ DIVE INSTRUCTOR
33, SOUTH AFRICAN
Evlyn was born in South Africa.
Evlyn obtained her RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualification in 2012. Her love of the ocean started at a very young age and she became an open water scuba diver aged 14. Evlyn continued her scuba education and became an instructor in 2003 and then worked professionally for over 6 years in South Africa, Mozambique and Thailand.
Evlyn is the ideal person to snorkel with as she is calm and reassuring. She researches to find the best spots available and has great marine life knowledge, which enables her to educate those she swims with. She’s encouraging and very competent. Evlyn can assist you and your guests with rendezvous diving during your charter.
Previously, Evlyn has worked as an overland tour guide, travelling around Southern and East Africa. Evlyn likes to keep fit and is a keen runner.
Evlyn joined M/Y MIRAGE in May 2014.
ANGELIQUE GROBLER– CHIEF STEWARDESS
27 SOUTH AFRICA
Angelique was born and raised in South Africa.
Ang initially pursued her creative flair through Interior Design. While working part-time in hospitality, her love for guest service was realized through working as a receptionist at a boutique B&B and as a waitress in the B&B’s elegant restaurant. Once hearing of the yachting industry it wasn’t long before Ang had packed her bags and headed for the South of France to pursue yachting’s excellent service standards. Since 2011, she has climbed the ranks on Motor Yachts for the last 5 years ranging from 35m M/Y Cheeky Tiger to 80m M/Y Chopi Chopi. Ang enjoys the outdoors and especially the water. She is very adventurous and constantly exploring and researching the places we frequent on Mirage. She joined us on M/Y Mirage in 2015 to head the interior team in welcoming YOU and making your experience on M/Y Mirage an unforgettable one.