Operating in the Caribbean, East Mediterranean and the West Mediterranean
Kathy was brought up in South Africa and learned to sail at a very early age She is proud to be one of the few female super-yacht captains. Kathy’s father has been a huge influence in her life. He has always had a passion for sailing and this has been passed on to her. Her father had sailing yachts when they lived in Cape Town and then smaller ones on the Vaal dam in Johannesburg, so Kathy has always been around yachts while growing up. After completing her qualifications, she spent several years restoring boats and doing yacht deliveries in her spare time. This was while she was a fulltime scuba diving instructor. She soon realized that sailing was her first love and sought to make it a profession. For the last nine years, she has been running a 36-meter classic ketch TIZIANA, which is fully chartered and is now looking forward to newer and more exciting times on board S/Y Twilight. Kathy and her enthusiastic team are very hands-on and together they will make your experience on Twilight an unforgettable one.
Having worked in some of the finest locations from the UK to Cape Town, this fun loving South African Chef is bound to impress both with his food and hospitality. Chef Jéan cooks contemporary Med cuisine with influences from his travels all over the world as well as some touches of local South African flavor.
Having been a sole yacht chef for over 4 years, he still fuels his avid love for travel and dedicates himself to exploring a new world and fulfilling every opportunity opened to him in the Yachting Industry. With the main focus on improving his skills and chef repertoire, one can never know too much and has to always be open to learn.
When he is not busy in the galley you'll most likely find him with a fishing rod in hand or behind the lens of his camera. If you are lucky and hook into some big Tuna or Mahi Mahi, he will give you a crash course of landing, cleaning and cooking that beautiful fresh fish on the spot.
Chef Jéan looks forward to guiding you through the best possible food experience while onboard S/Y Twilight.
After growing up in New York City, Chris studied film and television in Savannah, Georgia where she produced award-winning documentaries and short films that took her to the Boston Film Festival and to Sundance. In Savannah she followed her other passion, horseback riding, where she trained at prestigious stables for international show jumping. While it is not always so easy, Chris manages to find time for horseback riding in most ports. Her love of adventure found her pursuing the yachting industry. In a relatively short time period, Chris has clocked up over 30,000 nm including 7 Atlantic crossings.
The service side of the yachting industry comes naturally to Chris who is a self-proclaimed extrovert. She supported herself through University by working in fine dining establishments in Savannah and New York City. Ask Chris to make her special Manhattan or Cosmopolitan Cocktail and you won’t be disappointed. During her time off, Chris travelled to Thailand to train as a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor. Yoga keeps her grounded while sailing the world. Chris looks forward to greeting you and helping you relax while on board Twilight.
Andy’s years have made him wise and he brings a wealth of knowledge to Twilight in his role as Engineer. Having previously captained other vessels before deciding to focus on the role of an engineer, Andy has a diverse and well-rounded skill set. He is a passionate sailor and has competed in major racing events both in Australia and around the world He has also completed numerous Atlantic and Pacific crossings, accumulating over 100,000 nautical miles. Always keen for a laugh, Andy has a wicked sense of humour, and also enjoys fishing and listening to classic rock & roll.
Sofia comes from Gijón, a small seaside town in the Cantabrian Sea. For her, sailing is a way of life that allows one to discover the world and to see it in a different way. One of her biggest passions in life is travel with her husband, to know other cultures, meet new people, experience nature in all its wildness and the sea.
Raul was born and grew up in a fishing town in Mallorca. From a young age he learned to love the sea and decided to make it his life passion. Raul has a friendly and happy personality looking at life with a smile. During his free time Raul enjoys diving, biking, and traveling to exotic places with my wife to enjoy nature.
Twilight offers accommodation for eights guests in four luxurious en-suite cabins. The full width master stateroom is complete with a king size bed, sofa, large viewing ports two full length closets and a writing desk. The en-suite bathroom has a large shower and toilet equipped with his and her sinks.
There are two double cabins with queen size beds which may also be divided on request to make singles, they are equipped with sofas, ample closet space and private ensuite bathrooms. The fourth guest cabin offers two full singles and a ensuite bathroom and shower.