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  • Gender Male
  • Nationality German & South African
  • Alcohol consumption Low
  • Willing to take a drug test Yes
  • Smoker No
  • Visible tattoos No
  • Criminal RecordNo


  • Marital Status Married
  • Looking to work as a couple No


  • English Fluent
  • German Basic
  • Portuguese Basic


  • Availability Unavailable
  • Current country France
  • Current location Saint Tropez

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About & Hobbies

31 year old South African/German currently living in Belgium on my sailboat. I have extensive experience on vessels from 60-140m with over 9 years in the industry. I take pride in my work and very much still enjoy working on deck doing paint jobs, varnish works as well as driving some incredible tenders as lead tender driver on 4 vessels already. Saying that I also thrive in the bridge environment and have ample experience with a fully ISM run ship. I have found my passion and that is working and living at sea, hence why I live full time on my sailboat when not working. I consider myself a hardworking honest individual that likes to keep the crew motivated.

My interests are Surfing, Free diving, Bodyboarding ( Ex professional bodyboarder for national champs in South Africa 2009/2010), Carpentry, Mountaineering (I've recently enjoyed hiking to the glacial plateau of mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia and summiting a few incredible peaks in Northern Norway and the Arctic), Rock climbing, Sailing my 39ft sloop sail boat that I share with my partner currently docked in Belgium.


10+ years professional yachting experience

Motor Extensive Professional
Sailing Considerable Recreational
Commercial Considerable Professional
Fishing Considerable Professional
Research Considerable Professional
Expedition Extensive Professional
Charter Extensive Professional
Racing Little Professional
Delivery Considerable Professional
New Builds Considerable Professional
Shipyards & Refits Extensive Professional

Detailed Experience

1st Feb 2023 - Present (10 months, 6 days)

  • Captain
  • on a 23m (75ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

10th Dec 2021 - 16th Jan 2022 (1 month, 7 days)

  • 2nd Officer
  • on a 59m (194ft) Expedition Vessel called Locked

Temp 2nd Officer +- 4000NM sailed around most of French Polynesia.

1st Jun 2020 - 20th Aug 2021 (1 year, 2 months)

  • Lead Deckhand
  • on a 136m (446ft) Motor Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

A military like run operation. The highest level of service and professionalism was needed here for the largest charter yacht in the world. I acted as lead tender driver and Helicopter Landing Officer on M/Y Flying Fox and overall an incredible experience which I will miss.

1st Feb 2019 - 1st Nov 2019 (9 months, 1 day)

  • Second officer
  • on a 60m (197ft) Expedition Vessel called Locked

A proper expedition style operation. We spent 3 months above the Arctic circle exploring the magnificent Fjords of Norway, and managed to get just above 79 Degrees North in Svalbard to the witness some of the largest ice caps in the world. We also spent a month in the North Sea serving as a research vessel working with the University of Copenhagen to catch and tag Greenland Sharks.

9th Jun 2018 - 1st Feb 2019 (7 months, 24 days)

  • Bosun
  • on a 75m (246ft) Expedition Vessel called Locked

16th Sep 2014 - 2nd Feb 2018 (3 years, 4 months)

  • Bosun
  • on a 70m (230ft) Motor Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

Working on 6711 was a totally different and amazing experience. From being helicopter landing officer to launching submarines and don't forget driving 5 different types of tenders.

5th Feb 2014 - 6th Sep 2014 (7 months, 2 days)

  • Deckhand
  • on a 75m (246ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

20th May 2010 - 5th Apr 2013 (2 years, 10 months)

  • Deckhand
  • on a 65m (213ft) Motor Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    Updated STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    ENG 1 (Medical Certificate)
    Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6)
    Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (A-VI/6-2)
    Drivers License
  • Master/Skipper Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) RYA Day Skipper Theory
    RYA Day Skipper
    RYA Coastal Skipper
    MCA Navigational Watch Rating Certificate
    RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory
    RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
    MCA CoC Officer of the Watch <3000gt
  • RYA/MCA Deck Modules (OR Short Courses) PYA/MCA Training Record Book
    Navigation & Radar (OOW Yachts)
    General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts)
    RYA Yachtmaster Coastal - 5 Day Prep/Exam
    RYA Yachtmaster Offshore - 5 Day Prep/Exam
  • Instructor Qualifications Surfing Instructor
  • Diving Qualifications (or Beesac, CMAS or PSAI equivalent) PADI - Open Water
  • Helideck Modules MCA Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting
    Helicopter Landing Assistant (HLA)
    Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
    Helideck Team Safety Training
  • STCW Modules (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI /1-1)
    Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
    Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (A-VI /1-2)
    Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
    Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
    Updated Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
    Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (A-VI/1-4)
    Efficient Deckhand (EDH)
    Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (PSCRB) (A-VI/2 1-4)
    Human, Element, Leadership & Management (Operational)
    GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC)
    Electronic Chart Display (ECDIS)
    Proficiency in Medical First Aid (A-VI/4 1-3)
  • RYA Qualifications RYA Powerboat Level 2
    RYA VHF Marine Radio (SRC)
    RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities
  • Specialised Security Courses Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) (A-VI/5)
  • Specialised Deck Courses Qualified Photographer
    Qualified Videographer
  • Specialised Diving Courses Basic Freediver
  • Education (or equivalent) GCSE (grade A*, A, B or C or NVQ level 2)
    A Level (grade A, B, C, D or E or NVQ level 3)
    Certificate of higher education (CertHE)/ NVQ level 4 or higher national certificate (HNC)
    Diploma of higher education (DipHE)/NVQ level 5 or higher national diploma (HND)
  • Specialised Submarine Courses Surface Officer Course (SOC)

Deck Skills

Cleaning & Detailing Proficient
Painting Proficient
ISM/ ISPS Management & Procedures Proficient
Sail Repairs Proficient
Varnishing Proficient
Filling & Fairing Very Good
Whipping & Splicing Proficient
Carpentry Experience
General Repairs & Maintenance Very Good
Line Handling Proficient
Tender Driving Proficient
Watchkeeping (Navigation and Seamanship) Proficient
Crane Operation Proficient
Planned Maintenance Software System (e.g. IDEA, AMOS or TRITON etc) Very Good
Ship Security Experience

Personal Trainer Skills

Yoga Very Good
Swimming Proficient
Running (Cardio etc) Proficient

Propulsion Skills

Single Screw Very Good
Twin Screw Very Good
Single Screw (with Kort nozzle) Very Good
Twin Screw (with Kort nozzle) Very Good
Water Jet Proficient
Sail Power Experience
Azimut Drive (360° Rotation) Novice
Bow Thruster Proficient
Zero Speed Stabiliser Proficient
Azipod Experience
Voith Schneider Novice
Paddle-wheel Proficient