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  • Gender Male
  • Nationality South African
  • Alcohol consumption Average
  • Willing to take a drug test Yes
  • Smoker No
  • Visible tattoos No
  • Criminal RecordYes (Misdemeanor ( DUI in USA , 2001 ))


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


  • English Fluent
  • Afrikaans Fluent


  • Availability Unknown
  • Current country Montenegro
  • Current location Tivat

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About & Hobbies

I was born and crew up in the Cape Town area of South Africa and started my yachting career in 1994. I enjoy the challenges of marine engineering and take pride in always keeping a safe, well organized, clean and tidy working environment.

Having a sailing background, my knowledge and experience extends beyond only engineering and I believe that my skill set which I have developed over the last 28 years will be beneficial to the next vessel which I join, it's owners, captain and crew.

I strive to always be professional, respectful, considerate towards the owners and fellow crew members and value loyalty, commitment, honesty, perseverance and determination.

My hobbies and interests include free diving ,scuba diving , rugby , tennis ,enjoying nature's quiet and scenic surroundings , exploring historic towns and places , cooking , red wine , reading , DIY home improvements and spending quality time with my family.


10+ years professional yachting experience

Motor Extensive Professional
Sailing Considerable Professional
Fishing Little Recreational
Charter Extensive Professional
Delivery Extensive Professional
Shipyards & Refits Extensive Professional

Detailed Experience

23rd Mar 2021 - 1st Feb 2022 (10 months, 10 days)

  • Chief Engineer ( Rotational )
  • on a 39m (128ft) Sailing Yacht called Locked

Extensive refit of 90 % of engineering, electrical, navigation and sailing systems on board. Management position overseeing, communicating, advising and coordinating all the different contractors and engineering day workers. Implementing on board maintenance program and schedule. Re organizing and filing vessel's documents, systems drawings and schematics manuals.

24th Apr 2014 - 10th Jul 2020 (6 years, 2 months)

  • Chief Engineer
  • on a 48m (157ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

Heavy private and charter use. Position as rotational chief engineer on board.

16th Jan 2012 - 4th Feb 2014 (2 years)

  • Chief Engineer
  • on a 45m (148ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

Heavy charter use in Bahamas. Position as chief engineer on board.

8th Feb 2010 - 20th Dec 2011 (1 year, 10 months)

  • Chief Engineer
  • on a 40m (131ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

Private use along Easton Atlantic Seaboard. Position as chief engineer on board


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    Updated STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    ENG 1 (Medical)
    Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6)
    Drivers License
  • RYA/MCA Deck Modules (OR Short Courses) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore - 5 Day Prep/Exam
  • Diving Qualifications (or Beesac, CMAS or PSAI equivalent) PADI - Rescue Diver (emergency first response)
    PADI - Master Scuba Diver
    PADI - Divemaster
  • Engineering Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) RIII/3 Y3 Chief Engineer (<500gt <3000kW)/ Chief Engineer (SV) (<500gt 3000kW)
  • STCW Modules (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI /1-1)
    Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (A-VI /1-2)
    Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
    Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (A-VI/1-4)
    Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (A-VI/2 1-4)
    Advanced Fire Fighting (A-VI/3)

Deck Skills

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

Engineering Skills

Steering Gear Very Good
AV & IT Experience
Electro Hydraulic Controls Very Good
Hydraulic Systems Very Good
Generators & Alternators Very Good
Gearboxes Very Good
Electrical Very Good
Water Treatment Very Good
Water Makers Very Good
Air Conditioning Very Good
Diesel Engines Very Good
Refrigeration Very Good
Mechanical Very Good
Windlass & Winch Systems Very Good
Water Jet Propulsion (inc Jet skis) Experience
Outboard Engines Experience
Solar Power Experience
Gas Fuel or Tri Fuel Novice

Propulsion Skills

Single Screw Experience
Twin Screw Experience
Twin Screw (with Kort nozzle) Experience
Water Jet Experience
Sail Power Experience
Bow Thruster Experience
Zero Speed Stabiliser Experience