Operating in the Caribbean
Salon looking out to cockpit
Teak salon table, folds out for dining
Guest Bath - 2 views
Large, comfortable cockpit
Mojeka in the turquoise Caribbean waters
Impressive sight at the dock
Foredeck lounge pads
Cockpit alternate view. Helm seat reverses
Sunset from bow
Gorgeous yacht in gorgeous anchorage
Grilling dinner on aft deck
Hull windows provides daylight in lower deck cabin
Sunset on Mojeka
Top with bimini cover over cockpit
Safety railings along side walk way
From childhood, it was inevitable that Tristan would choose a yachting career. He grew up on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Durban, South Africa. His boating education began when he was just seven years old, crewing on his father’s sailboat. Each summer, he further polished his skippering skills at a youth sailing camp. He also raced Hobie 16’s and took up kite surfing. Despite a life largely dedicated to the sea, he also achieved a Bachelor of Commerce Strategic Management.
Today Tristan currently holds a Master of Yachts 200 tons Sail, AEC engineering license, Power Boat level 2, Short Range Radio License, and is an experienced marine engineer. His impressive accomplishments are not limited to the yachting industry. He has extensive experience in silver service, working at a restaurant under a Michelin star chef. He also enjoys simple fare, lighting the BBQ up, throwing steak, shrimp and (his personal favorite) ribs on the grill. And he is a bit of an oenophile, learning much about the grape during his internship on a wine farm in Cape Town South Africa.
Tristan excels at the most discreet level of service, but favors interactive charters. The better he knows the guests, the easier it is to customize a great itinerary. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of kite surfing, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding and the best of the Caribbean, on shore and under the sea. Most of all he loves sailing, and high-performance Mojeka is the perfect yacht to harness the wind.
Chef/Mate Logan Dianne Roesle
Logan grew up in the vibrant city of Dallas, Texas, the youngest of three siblings. Her passion for yachting began as a child, cruising aboard the family boat on the lake. She spent many happy weekends out on the water, soaking up the Texas sun. Growing up a city girl on the lake, she always dreamt of life on the ocean. Her childhood vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico inspired her lifelong passion to explore different countries, cultures and cuisines.
As a child, Logan participated in competitive dancing, which provided the foundation for success dancing and cheerleading professionally. In fact, she attended two years at Kilgore College on a dance scholarship. She completed her education with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising and Business at the University of North Texas in Denton. Pursuant to the yachting industry, she acquired cooking certification at the Gecko Culinary School and completed her Dive Master Qualification. When on charter, and not busy in Mojeka’s galley, she is always eager to take guests, who are qualified divers, out to explore the deep blue.
Logan has an extensive repertoire of cooking techniques and recipes. However, growing up in Texas, so close to the border, Mexican food, or as the Texans call it “Tex-Mex”, is her favorite cuisine. She loves the range of flavors and possibilities within Mexican food, and adapting different, aromatic spices and peppers that are freshly available. With her extensive travels to the South Pacific, Caribbean, and South Africa, she can dish up a truly outstanding, international menu. Whether guests prefer exotic dishes or simple, comfort food, restricted diets or indulgent ones, Logan’s cooking always has guests asking for seconds. Thankfully, sailing, swimming and beachcombing burns a couple of calories.
Salon has TV/DVD/CD & stereo and Bluetooth. Salon Headroom 198cm
Master has TV/CD
Master Cabin Headroom 204cm
All guest cabins have electric fans
Master & VIP Cabins are ensuite; third guest cabin uses day head/shower located rear lower
Master Cabin 208x190cm
VIP Cabin 203x160cm
Guest Cabin: 203x124cm
WIFI - internet hot spots.
Guests can buy a local sim card and get 3G wherever this is possible. (which is usually close to the major islands )For emergencies the guests can use the boat's computer to check emails.
6-11 April, 2017 ~ Sensational Antigua!
Note from broker:Thank you so much for taking great care of my clients on their first ever Antigua sailing yacht charter. Thank you also Alma for picking up the flower arrangement for me and for setting up the chilled champagne so nicely for the guests arrival :-).I am still waiting for the “full report” from them, but their initial feedback was excellent.
Mike texted me a few times.
1) Mojeka is beautiful!
2) We had a sensational time!!
Thanks so much for the welcoming flowers and amazing champagne! The crew and boat were great and we really enjoyed it! Cheers!
Photo of "Happy Hour" at Green Island.
11-19 March, 2017 ~ Grenadines - Comments to crew:
Hi Jan and Alma –We woke up this morning in Concord, MA – missing both of you! It’s 35 degrees and cloudy with some snow on the ground…. Thanks so much for such a wonderful week. We feel so lucky to have met you both and to have had you as a part of our vacation… We enjoyed all of the great conversation – as well as your thoughtful, careful, and warm approach to every aspect of our trip. As we drove home from the airport, Olivia, Tim and Luke each remarked as what nice, special people you both are…We hope to see you again soon – and hope you have a wonderful trip north to Antigua!
Tom and Kristan
11-19 March, 2017 ~ Grenadines - Comments to broker:
We want to thank you both for your efforts in planning our wonderful trip on Mojeka. We absolutely loved Jan and Alma – they became such a special part of our trip and gave our family an experience that we will always remember. The boat was a nice fit – the sailing was great… I appreciate all of the work that you did to help prepare us, Jan and Alma for the trip… We will certainly speak to you again – hopefully for another trip next year!
6-10 March, 2017 ~ St Lucia ~ Wonderful!
It was really wonderful. The boat was better than expected. Jan and Alma couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating.
Feb 2-9, 2017 - Grenadines
We wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful vacation on Mojeka. She is such an awesome boat. We will always treasure our days sailing on her. She is so comfortable to stay on and sails like a dream. We can only hope a 45 Moody is in our future.
Alma what can I say except you are just such a sweet lovely person. You made us feel so welcome and comfortable aboard Mojeka. And very spoiled as well. Each meal was better then the last. Your food presentation is lovely. We felt like we were in a fine dining restaurant. I can tell you we are missing your cooking. And a special thank you for all of your research into Gluten free cooking. Having Celiac disease is difficult and we never get to eat out anymore so your delicious meals meant so much to us. You were always one step ahead of us when we needed something and you kept the boat so neat and tidy. Your sunny disposition is so uplifting to be around.
Captain Jan you are the best. We both learned so much from you during our trip. You are such a knowledgable sailor. Mojeka and her owner are very lucky to have you. Mojeka is in good hands with you as we can tell how much you like her and how well you are caring for her. We wish we could have you caring for our boat Mojito like that. As you know I can be a bit of a nervous sailor but I was totally relaxed in your capable hands. You handle Mojeka so well. Your fun, friendly personality made our trip so pleasant. We could tell that you really wanted us to have an amazing vacation and that was so sweet. Like I said before I would trust you to sail me across the Atlantic.
We wish you both safe sailing and much happiness together. You make a great team. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we can do it again next year if finances allow. You are always welcome to stay with us here in Virginia. What fun we would have taking you both horseback riding. Please stay in touch because we would love to hear about all of your adventures. Get that Mojeka Facebook page going....lol."
Thank you again !!!
Cheryl And Budd
Xmas and New Year Grenadines 2016/2017 ~ Splendid!
We were very happy overall with the charter. The yacht was splendid, the crew was great and the itinerary worked out well.
21 Dec - 2 Jan, 2017 - St Lucia to Grenadines ~ Mojeka Smile!
The yacht Mojeka: The yacht was in tip-top condition ( effectively new) and fitted out to the highest standard. The master cabin was spacious and comfortable, and shared a head and shower with the starboard side twin cabin. The port side twin cabin had its own head and shower, but restricted headroom for one of the bunks. The galley and dining area was roomy, light and had excellent views , whilst the cockpit external dining area ( which we used most of the time and seated 6 in comfort) was really luxurious and seemed unique in a yacht of this size. The bimini gave sun and rain protection and could be stowed away in seconds. The swimming deck was easy to deploy and access and the watermaker was a real luxury – there was always plenty of fresh water. The front sun deck was a nice feature, especially when coming into port, and the rear rail seating was comfortable and safe even when cruising fast at a 25 degree heel. Overall, we didn’t see another yacht in 12 days of cruising that offered the comparable quality of fit-out, an equivalent entertaining space and top-level sailing qualities. We were quite proud to be on it, actually – a real peach.
The crew: This was the first charter Jan and Alma had done together on Mojeka. They were keen to please and that created a very positive impression right from the start. At the same time, they were obviously working out how to operate together effectively and that was quite charming to observe. We felt they relaxed towards each other and to us in the course of the charter and we all had a lot of fun together as the trip progressed. Jan was a highly competent and experienced sailor with good practical skills around the boat, whilst Alma ( with limited sailing experience) was an imaginative and skillful cook who rose impressively to the challenge of organizing and cooking in a grand style in the restricted facilities available. Her menus always had a touch of the exotic which is exactly what we had hoped for. We established an on-board routine of expansive breakfasts, then either a big lunch or dinner on board and the other meal ashore, which suited everyone fine. We particularly liked Alma’s cheery disposition, always on display and especially at mealtimes! Jan took his responsibility as captain very seriously and we would enjoy sailing with him again in waters he knows well and this may be something we plan on doing in the future.
The Charter: A charter of a big, modern yacht over Christmas and New Year was always going to be expensive and this charter certainly ticked that box. However, the overall quality and delivery was excellent and there were no additional “nasty surprises” - the only extra charge was for the six bottles of top quality champagne which was ordered at our request, as agreed. The yacht and crew succeeded in fulfilling our (high) expectations and we would certainly consider chartering Mojeka with Jan and Alma again, perhaps in a different area of the Caribbean. Please pass on our thanks to the owner. We very much enjoyed his cocktail recipe “Mojeka Smile”, which encouraged us to burn through 6 bottles of rum on the trip. He can be confident in the crew he has operating Mojeka on his behalf.