DECK & SYSTEMS
TROYANDA Crew Profile
Troyanda is entering its fifth year as an established performer with the highest level of service from a dedicated and professional crew.
Troyanda is ISM and ISPS compliant, built to the highest Lloyds classification and to MCA requirements. The crew are all trained to an STCW95 (Fire fighting, First Aid, Survival at Sea) standard and are drilled regularly.
John Colvin, Captain – 33, Australia. MCA Master (Yacht) born and bred in Perth, Western Australia, John was never far from the sea. Schooled at the prestigious Wesley College, he soon found himself cruising on his father's yacht around Australia – surviving a cyclone in the process. John began his professional yachting career in 1996 on board the Endeavour replica sailing to Europe via the Cape of Good Hope. John then worked on yachts Kingdom, Pestifer and Sai Ram before joining Troyanda as 1st Mate in 2005. He took over as Captain in September 2008.
Alastair Mole, Chief Officer - 33 years, Scotland. Alastair has been dividing his time between yachts and the mountains for the last ten years and hopes to continue this enviable lifestyle for many years to come. An avid snowboarder and water sports enthusiast, being outside is paramount. He spent several years running the family business back in Bo’ness and when the opportunity arose to go abroad he took it promising to return. He is, however, working his way through his marine tickets on the way to his 3000ton Captain’s license so we think Scotland might have to wait a little longer!
Kenn Plowman, Chief Engineer – 52, Australia. Kenn has been at sea for most of his life with a background in commercial and navel engineering. Originally from the East coast of Australia, he has travelled extensively aboard his own small sailing yacht and on commercial sailing vessels. His other interests include flying light aircraft and Formula 1.
Michael Mahon, Second Engineer – 29, Ireland. Michael was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland where he studied a degree in mechanical engineering. He did his postgraduate work in Sydney, Australia where he added an engineering and business masters degree. Being in such close proximity to Asia was a blessing, so when he finally finished all that study he took to travelling through Asia and then Central America. This travel is what resulted in his arriving on the yachting scene 3 years ago and he’s been on boats ever since. Michael enjoys surfing, skiing, reading, diving and trying new things!
Mark Hayward, Bosun – 33, England. Mark was born and grew up in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the heart of England. It was through his love of travelling that he made his way into the yachting industry. Mark has been working on yachts since 2001 and holds a yachtmaster off shore 200 ton license. He is currently working towards gaining his officer of the watch license. Mark has travelled extensively on yachts and in his own time, he also enjoys playing guitar, golf, tennis, go-karting and photography.
Peter Salway, Deckhand – 32, England. Peter entered in to the yachting industry in 2008 after having realized that it would be better suited to his personality than working for P&O cruises in England. (The weather may also have played a factor). He started out by splitting his time between Malta and Monaco before moving to Qatar where he worked for the ruling family of the state. Peter loves to fish, rock climb, walk and has always been a keen sailor. He is hoping that 2012 will bring an opportunity to further his education as he prepares to take his Officer of the Watch modules in hopes of progressing in his career on yachts.
Craig Forbes, Deckhand – 31, New Zealand. Craig is originally from New Zealand but moved to Australia at the age of eight. Back in Australia he was working in the building industry but after a recommendation from his brother and friends he decided to move his career into the yachting world. With two and a half years experience in yachting he feels it is a great industry to be a part of. His biggest interest is sport, especially surfing, wakeboarding and when he sees a winter, snowboarding. Travelling has always been a big part of his life and to combine that with work is a perfect combination for Craig.
Josh Swallow, Head Chef - 27, England. Josh grew up in the picturesque county of Cornwall. He started his love for food from an early age and at thirteen he began working in Cornwall’s thriving restaurant scene. Here he gained skills from top chefs, trained by Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver. After graduating from Falmouth University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Josh made the transition from restaurants into the yachting industry in 2006 and has since worked on some of the most prestigious Yachts in the industry. Yachting has allowed him to combine both his love of the ocean and of course, food! He also enjoys Surfing and diving and photography.
Theone Penn, Chief Stewardess – 32, Canada. Troyanda is Theone’s seventh boat in the yachting world after vowing that she would only work in the industry for one year following University. She has however fallen in love with the industry and is here to stay. Theone’s itchy travelling feet have taken her to the Americas, Australia, Africa and Europe. Unfortunately, the more places she goes the longer her list gets of the places she still wants to see. She loves playing volleyball, snowboarding, catching up with friends and as a true BC girl, loves being outside.
Lauren McKenzie, Second Stewardess -31, Australia. Lauren had an unusual childhood splitting her time between England and Australia. Her Family are all in the hospitality industry, so understandably she has a natural affinity for this environment. After leaving school Lauren ran chalets in Val d ’Isere, which later lead to her becoming a stewardess on yachts, Which she finds a perfect match to her love of travelling. Lauren likes snowboarding, reading and good red wine!
Bethany O’Hara, Stewardess – 23, England. Beth was born in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom. She has spent her life growing up next to the ocean and as she lived in a tourist destination it is natural that she has worked in the catering and hospitality industry for several years. She is a lively, enthusiastic and highly motivated person and knows the importance of good service. Beth enjoys all sports – particularly cycling and swimming. Her other interests include sampling food and wines from around the world and experiencing different cultures.
Vanessa Lewis, Stewardess - 26, Australia. After Leaving high school Vanessa worked as a Cargo Officer for an International Airline where she discovered a love for travel and exploring different countries. That job provided her with the opportunity to travel Europe and Asia extensively, and after deciding to move on from the company realized she was inspired to further incorporate travel into a career. She has worked in the yachting industry for one year and loves it so far. Interests include traveling, photography, the beach and surfing.
|LENGTH||164ft (50.0m)||BEAM||30ft (9.4m)||DRAFT||10ft 2in (3.1m)|
|GUESTS||11||CREW||Captain John Colvin & Chef Josh Swallow + 10||REFIT||2011|
|SPEED||13kts / 14kts||STABILISERS||At Anchor (0 Speed)||FLAG||Isle of Man|
|ENGINES||2x 1200hp CAT 3512B|
TROYANDA can accommodate 11 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a double bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a twin bed, a pullman, shower and toilet. TROYANDA is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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