Operating in the Caribbean
Aft Deck / tender
Darrel grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he spent his time prowling the suburban jungles and raising his pet lion, Chaos. He also managed to actually finish school, and holds degrees in actuarial science, accounting and company law, as well as being a lieutenant in the South African National Defense Force.
In 2003 he decided to sell his house, quit the rat race, and go to sea. He moved to Cape Town in South Africa, to upgrade his sailing qualifications. After several months of sailing some of the roughest waters on the planet, he finished his qualifications, and holds a commercially-endorsed Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Ocean Skipper’s ticket. He has lived and sailed in the Caribbean for the past eight years, sailing on a variety of vessels in the charter industry (from beautiful and graceful Oyster sailboats, to a 118ft motor yacht). His absolute favourite, though, is Sea Boss. Because she’s awesome. He has extensive sailing experience throughout the Caribbean, and knows where to find the best bars on most islands; essential knowledge for a charter-boat captain. His sailing adventures have taken him from sailing the Eastern US coastline, all the way through the Caribbean chain, and down to Venezuela and Columbia. In his travels he has swum with dolphins, had a 40-foot humpback whale breach right next to (and almost land on) his boat, and sailed through a hurricane. He is keen to experience two of these three things again. He is an experienced and seasoned sailor, with over 35,000 nautical miles in his log book on multiple yacht types. Darrel is a keen water sports fan, and loves to water-ski, wakeboard, kite board and dive. He loves any excuse to get out on the water, and would be more than happy to get involved with any of the water-sport activities offered on the boat. Or any games, really – he is a child at heart and loves to play.
Around the start of 2016, Darrel sadly lost his valiant struggle to maintain his bachelor lifestyle, and succumbed to the wily ways of Jenn, the chef on Sea Boss. They now live in connubial bliss, and there is an obvious peace and harmony on board preserved mainly by him doing everything she tells him to. Theirs is a love and friendship based on mutual respect, a profound inner connection, and knowing that the other person knows way too many of your secrets for you to ever let them out of your sight. We have high hopes for this one.
Jenn grew up in Canada (in a well-known haunted house, no less!) but has strong family ties in the islands. She has been visiting the British Virgin Islands for the past twenty years, and took the leap two years ago to move here and become a local. Jenn comes from a family of chefs, and has worked in the hospitality industry for many years. Her experience comes from both formal training and hands-on learning. In addition to her delicious culinary creations, she also boasts some mean mixologist skills, and there is an ongoing contest on board as to who mixes the best drinks.
Jenn is a versatile chef, and works closely with guests in coming up with a charter menu tailored to their preferences and any dietary restrictions. She is a big fan of using locally-grown foodstuffs, and tries as far as possible to incorporate a farm-to-table approach in her cooking. This includes a liaison with a local organic farmer while on charter and a meal designed to feature the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Jenn's cuisine style is globally diverse, she has some amazing contacts and local suppliers down here that assist in this, and strives to incorporate healthy wholesome nutrition in her delicious meals.
A keen surfer and beach bum, Jenn’s love of the water and the island life are a perfect fit for the charter lifestyle, and her warm and caring nature makes her everyone’s favorite crew member. She is a warm, genuine, friendly soul, and we are very happy to have her on board as part of our team.
SEA BOSS can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master forward cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet. A starboard VIP cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A portside Guest cabin has 2 twin beds or converts to another king berth, shower and toilet. SEA BOSS is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway.
From the New Years week, 2013/2014 guests aboard Sea Boss:
"Thank you for a trip filled with adventure and memories I will never forget. Each and every day was filled with surprises. We loved getting to know both of you and you will be truly missed. Thanks again for everything you have done to make this a trip of a lifetime!" - Kaitlyn
"Thanks so much for everything. You both went well above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a blast! Amazing trip, food, snorkelling, drinks - all of it! We will miss you! xo" - Mary Jo and Brian
"Thank you so much for an unbelievable trip. I had the time of my life and I will miss you guys and this vacation a ton. The snorkelling, water skiing, and FOOD were amazing. I'm so glad that I was able to meet and get close to you guys, not only as a crew, but as people I can call my friends. I really hope I will see you guys sometime soon! Thank you for a trip I will never forget!!" - Marybeth