Captain: Nicholas Bunting
Nationality: South African/British
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Nichola's passion for the sea has been a driving force for the choice of his professional path since the early years. Having acquired rich experience on both sailing and motor yachts, Nicholas is a highly qualified Captain who will provide guests with an unforgettable sailing experience while ensuring their safety and onboard comfort.
An avid PADI certified Dive Master and enthusiasts of a variety of water sports, Nicholas will be thriled to accommodate guests' individual preferences in regards to water activities.
His good-natured spirit and can-do attitude put guests at ease while his professionalism and ability to command a variety of situations instil confidence. Always striving to deliver the highest level of service to guests, Nicholas will be happy to whisk them off to the most picturesque hidden coves and enticing attractions during their five star sailing gateway onboard MAVERICK.
Chef: Richard West
Languages: English (native speaker)
Richard discovered a true passion for cooking in his family delicatessen at an early age and since then he has never stopped mastering his skills. A classically French trained chef, Richard worked as Chef in top notch Michelin-starred restaurants for thirty years. Proficient and creative, he has received numerous medals and accolades in culinary contests in the UK. Fan of the British culinary art, he fell in love with the Asian cuisine as well while working at the famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Singapore. A true asset to the team, Richard’s delicate and modern cuisine enriches the charter experience on Maverick with fantastic flavours.
Stewardess: Elizabeth Doyle
Elizabeth’s true love of sea, cooking and hospitality combined, turned her to the inspiring yachting industry 3 years ago.
With a degree in Culinary Nutrition, good knowledge of flower arranging, table decorating, silver service and the rules of wine etiquette, Elizabeth is very helpful in maintaining the yacht up to the highest standards.
Upbeat and cheerful, she finds enjoyment in creating the most memorable and magical holidays to the guests.