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SHALIMAR Crew Profile
CAPTAIN: MERVYN TWILLEY
Captain Mervyn Twilley was born and raised in South Africa. He has been with Shalimar since 2004, prior to becoming the Captain on Shalimar he was her Chief Engineer. Mervyn has accumulated many Ocean miles over the years.
He joined the Merchant Marine Industry at the age of 21. He has sailed extensively throughout the treacherous waters of South Africa, was actively involved in the construction of a 133’ sailing yacht built in Cape Town, and has delivered yachts as Captain and crew from South Africa, to the USA and England; where he obtained his Captain’s License.
Our guests recognize and appreciate immediately, Captain Mervyn’s experience on Shalimar, the Caribbean, and his life experiences as a Charter Yacht Captain.
CHEF: GENO ACETTA
Geno was raised in South Philly by a family of restaurateurs where sharing meals with friends, family and clients became second nature to him at a very young age. He worked as a chef in various restaurants in the Colorado area for approximately 17 years, and then, his passion for food and people, Geno discovered the perfect setting aboard a charter sailing yacht-an intimate venue where he could share his culinary talents and creatively adapt each charter menu to suit the preferences of the guests aboard.
While Geno thoroughly enjoys experimenting with and preparing dishes from many ethnic backgrounds, including Italian, French, Spanish, German, Caribbean and Greek, he would best describe his favorite cooking style as "Mediterranean inspired". Depending on his location, Geno also seeks out the freshest seafood, spices and ingredients in order to accent his dishes with a slightly local twist. A friendly and creative individual, Geno was known for his "theme nights" at various restaurants. Example of this might include "Flamenco night", complete with Flamenco guitarist, dancers, tapas & sangria, as well as "Gangster night" with menus from famous gangster movies and of course outfits to match. He looks forward to receiving any ideas for theme nights from future guests in order to enhance their charter experience.
CHIEF ENGINEER: TBA
CHIEF STEW: CAROLINA TWILLEY
Carolina has been the Chief Stewardess on Shalimar since 2005, over the years her yachting experiences have become an invaluable asset to all our guests. Carolina has such a wonderful cheerful, friendly personality. Her career in the Service Industry was a great choice; she is clearly an amazing Silver Service Provider. She loves, traveling and learning new languages currently she speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. Without fail Carolina has made each and every charter guest’s vacation an absolute amazing life-time experience.
DECKHAND/DIVEMASTER: JASON HOLT
Jason is a qualified Master of Yachts 200 tone offshore - (MOY), a qualified commercial diver class II and a dive master. Over this time he has been a Captain navigating throughout remote parts of BVI, USVI and cruising all the Caribbean all year around. His role as a mate/bosun has seen him involved in many ocean crossings and project managing a major 3 months refit with vessel reconstruction.
Jason is teamed with his wife Mariana Cecato stewardess. Together have a proven track record as a team couple and combined experience allow them to provide exceptional service.
STEWARDESS: MARIANA CECATO
Marina is hard working, very sociable and has a lot of enthusiasm. She has experience as a yacht stewardess, service background, pleasant attitude, professional appearance, organization skills and excellent hospitality. She is teamed with her husband Jason Holt, Mate.
|LENGTH||118ft (36.0m)||BEAM||24ft (7.3m)||DRAFT||4ft 0in (1.2m)|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Mervyn Twilley & Chef Geno Accetta + 5||REFIT|
|SPEED||12kts / 18kts||STABILISERS||Stabilisers||FLAG||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|ENGINES||2 MTU12v396TB94 Jet Drive Diesels/2610hp each|
SHALIMAR can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub and toilet. The VIP Guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.The third guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. There are two twin staterooms with a shower and toilet.
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