DECK & SYSTEMS
TOUCH Crew Profile
Marc Lariviere - Captain
Captain Marc Lariviere hails from the beautiful city of Montreal in Canada. Growing up on an island surrounded by water saw Marc spend majority of his time outdoors where he quickly developed a love for boating and being on the water.
By the time he reached his twenties Marc seeked adventure and decided he would leave his native Canada he called home to travel the globe.
On a one way ticket with everything he owned packed into one compact suitcase Marc landed in the Caribbean - which little did he know was to be the setting and beginning of a nautical career.
At the ripe age of 22 Marc had landed a job as the Captain of a sport fishing vessel, a career he held and truly enjoyed for a few years.
When he was 28 the big white yachts caught his eye on the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin and needless to say the once sports fishing Captain was hooked on Super Yachts.
Since then, yachting has taken him all over the world, navigating many oceans to remote and exotic destinations.
Jesse Edwards - Chef
Jesse is a qualified and creative chef whom loves to travel the world and immerse himself into different styles of cuisine. He has been a chef for the past 12 years, working in award winning restaurants. His desire to travel is what led him to the yachting world, most recently working on two large renowned motor yachts, in which he gained vast experience and knowledge. Competent in a variety of different cuisines from Asian to French bistro, he is eager to take your palate on a journey around the world.
Jesse is from a surfer’s paradise in Australia, called Byron Bay. In his downtime you can find him in the ocean, on a skateboard, or enjoying music.
He welcomes you to stop by the galley and say hi!
Emma Mildon – Chief Stewardess
Emma is from New Zealand but has spent a lot of her time abroad, studying a bachelor’s degree in Toronto, Canada - and traveling around Europe, Asia and Arab Islands. Using her communications degree Emma went on to work in the public relations sector managing a variety of commercial developers, construction and property related clients, specializing in crisis management. On the side she also was a freelance columnist, writing for a teenage girl’s magazine, 247Girl.
Emma is a water baby and enjoys surfing, diving and wind surfing so packed up her corporate suitcase and put down her pen to join the super yacht industry so she could live and work on the water. She has always been based on busy charter yachts and has worked as a chief stewardess in the Mediterranean specializing in large corporate charters. Currently, Emma is thrilled to be leading the interior team of TOUCH. She loves to through theme parties and dress ups for guests during their stay!
Denye McGuire- 2nd Stewardess
Originating from the Mid West, Saint Louis Missouri Denye joins the interior team with over 20 years of hospitality experience. Denyes interests in Yoga, aromatherapy and natural healing combined with her relaxing and down to earth nature lead her to study a Diploma in Esthetics's and Massage Therapy.
The urge to travel and explore the globe led her to leave the Mid West for warmer climates and while vacationing she fall in love with the world of yachting - she hasn't looked back since.
Combining her extensive service experience with her beauty therapy work Denye is an asset to the interior team providing the perfect 'TOCUH' of pampering for our guests.
Anneka Alberts - 3RD Stewardess
The youngest of our crew, Anneka resides from the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Growing up in a big family with five brothers she stood her ground as the only sister in the family. She graduated from school and began studying before changing her mind to go out to see the world.
She left the sunshine for the snow choosing to work the winter season in Whistler BC, Canada. Trading in her surfboard for a snowboard.
Anneka grew sick of the cold and and decided it was time to return to the ocean. She joined MY Touch in America, and is excited about tackling her first season in the Super Yacht industry joining the Touch team for the Mediterranean season.
Nick Silich – First Officer
Nick is from New Zealand and is a keen sportsmen, enjoying surfing, fishing and diving - not to mention rugby! His skills as a Carpenter make him double as the boats first officer and and M/Y Touch's resident handyman.
Nick is also a keen traveler, backpacking through Europe, Asia and Arab lands which brought him to the Mediterranean and into the Super Yachting industry. Since he has been working on Motor Yachts through the French Rivera, Italy, Spain, Corsica, Sardinia, the Caribbean, USA and the pacific.
With a background in sailing, on both sail and motor yachts and a love for the ocean nick enjoys getting all the guests involved with the water during there stay. From fishing, water skiiing, to organizing a dive expedition - nicks job is to ensure you have a fun filled holiday while staying safe on the water.
Robert Mitchell - Engineer
The newest addition to TOUCH is Robbie, our engineer. Robbie spent most of his life in the United Kingdom with dreams of seeing the world. At the age of 20 Robbie joined the merchant navy and began his career as a Marine Engineer Officer. After 4 years he decided to take his adventures to the other side of the world.
Landing in New Zealand, Robbie began working on the inter-islander, a ship that operates between the north and south island of New Zealand. In between his life at sea he operated a small marine business servicing and maintaining small yachts and launches until he decided that the yachting industry was beckoning.
With 3 yachts under his belt as chief engineer, Robbie is also a fully qualified dive technician. Diving in Asia and around the world he has enjoyed some spectacular dive sights. When not in the engine room Robbie enjoys surfing and mixing music.
Robbie is here to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay onboard.
Dane Kincard-Smith - Deckhand
Representing South Africa Dane is M/Y Touch’s water sports guru. If you are wanting a water ski lesson, wakeboarding lesson or want a hand at fishing Dane if the man for the job!
Before joining the Super Yacht industry Dane worked on his family farm in Durbin where they worked with mangos, tomatoes and cattle. After realizing he ate more mangoes than he could farm he decided to set sail into the wide world to yachting where he could travel while earning a living.
In his spare time Dane likes to surf, read and work out. With some experience working on sports fishing vessels in the Bahamas Dane is excited about exploring the Med with the guests that will join him this season on M/Y Touch.
|LENGTH||120ft (36.6m)||BEAM||25ft (7.6m)||DRAFT||8ft 0in (2.4m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2004||BUILDER||Louisbourg||DESIGNER||Jean Pierre Bolduc|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Marc Lariviere & Chef Jesse Edwards + 5||REFIT||2011|
|SPEED||10kts / 11kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Marshall Islands|
|ENGINES||2x2 Detroit Diesel MTU 965 BMP|
Master Stateroom: Upper Deck: Walk-around King Bed with beautiful mirrored Lalique headboard; luxurious en-suite head with large 2-person Jacuzzi tub with full mosaic tiled wall behind Jacuzzi, shower with seat and Shower Tower by Kohler, double marble sink vanity with Baccarat faucet fixtures and imported marble throughout. Large closet with safe; vanity/office area with internet access; full entertainment system with 42? pop-up Plasma TV/DVD/CD/Sat TV/ Sat Radio/Stereo system; Large windows with electric curtains and blinds, private deck with refrigerator, ice maker, and two small tables.
VIP Stateroom: Below Deck Amidship: King Bed with mirrored headboard; small settee with beautiful Lalique sculpture above; en-suite head and shower with Shower Tower by Kohler, Baccarat fixtures and imported marble counters and floors throughout. Closet with safe. Full entertainment system with 32? Plasma TV/DVD/Sat Radio/Sat TV/Stereo system.
Guest Stateroom: Below Deck Amidship Port: King Bed; en-suite head and shower with Shower Tower by Kohler, Baccarat fixtures and imported marble counters and floors throughout. Hanging closet with safe. Full entertainment system with 32? Plasma TV/DVD/Sat Radio/Sat TV/stereo system.
Guest Stateroom: Below Deck Amidship Starboard: King Bed; en-suite head and shower with Shower Tower by Kohler, Baccarat fixtures and imported marble counters and floors throughout. Hanging closet with safe. Full entertainment system with 32? Plasma TV/DVD/Sat Radio/Sat TV/stereo system.
Guest Foyer: Below deck Amidship: The lighted stairs, leading to the guest staterooms enters into a very spacious foyer with marble and mosaic tile flooring and a beautiful glass lighted wall. A small wet bar with a glass sink, marble counter, refrigerator, and coffee machine.
Salon/Main Deck: Large salon area; marble surface bar with lit glass front, refrigerator, ice maker, and lit glass sink, and under lighting all around; large curved cream leather sofa, glass coffee table with brass stingray sculptures and two large chairs; gorgeous Lalique glass vase with lit glass sculptured curtains that open into the dining room; marble and gold leaf chess table with four chairs; 62? Plasma TV/DVD/CD/Sat Radio/Sat TV/Surround sound; Kivor sound system with 10,000 tunes; over 200 DVD?s; Sub-Zero wine cooler for up to 200 bottles.
Dayhead: Large dayhead in aft foyer with marble counter and flooring; glass covered sink
Dining Area: Large 72? polished Mahogany table with 8 luxurious dining chairs; glass lit chandelier; electric blinds; Lalique glass sculpture with large mirrored background; beautiful sculpted wood cabinetry that holds three different sets of china, glassware and cutlery; auto sliding mirrored door with lacquered gold leaf to galley.
Aft Deck: Auto glass doors leading from the Salon to the Aft deck; large 72? marble table with colored compass rose inlay with room for eight large varnished teak chairs with comfortable cushions; six additional hairs; just aft of the seating area is a large 8-person hot tub with cover that is also a cushioned sunning area; TV/Music system; Wet bar with Sub-Zero bar fridge.
Sundeck: Large bar with sink, Sub-Zero bar refrigerator and four swivel bar chairs; four electric chairs for viewing over front of yacht; large sun bed area that opens to two treadmills; two single sun beds; two large umbrellas; Stereo system/CD Player/Phone.
Forward Deck: Large cushioned seating and sunning area; stereo system.
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