First Officer, Garrick Matthee

Nationality – South African

Garrick has been with the Vantage team since July 2014, he is from the southern coast of South Africa. After playing professional rugby for 3 years, it was his passion for the sea and adventure that lead Garrick into the yachting industry in 2012. Since then he has travelled Central America, Caribbean and the Mediterranean.  Garrick is an avid fisherman so he may well be catching your dinner. When he is not working you will find him doing any water sports or keeping fit.

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Chief Engineer, Marius Le Roux

Nationality – South African

Marius started life growing up in Oudtshoorn, on an ostrich farm. After school he left the ostriches in peace and joined the Navy, through which he studied Mechanical Engineering and worked as a design engineer.  Marius then hung up his white uniform and became a rufty tufty sailor on a 100-year-old square-rigger to see the world. After seeing lots of the world he took up a life of leisure as a Super Yacht Engineer.

Marius enjoys surfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding and watching the odd sunset.

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Chief Engineer, Scott Moores

Nationality – British

Scott was born and raised on the seaside, in a small coastal town in the U.K.  Since a young age he has been in and about the ocean, from dingy sailing to surfing.  Scott has been engineering on numerous yachts since 2004, when he joined the industry in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Since then he has cruised the Caribbean and the Mediterranean and is looking forward to getting off the beaten path in the South Pacific in M.Y Vantage. 

When not in the Engine room, Scott is a talented musician who studied Sound Engineering at University, he is comfortable to pick pretty much any instrument and have you tapping your feet.

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Chief Stewardess, Bethany O’Hara

Nationality – British

Bethany was born in the beautiful seaside town St.Ives, Cornwall. She has spent her life growing up next to the ocean and as she has lived in a tourist destination, it is only natural that she has worked in the catering and hospitality industry for over 10 years.

She is a lively, enthusiastic and highly motivated person and knows the importance of good service. Beth enjoys all sports – particularly running and scuba diving, she has recently raised £11,000 for cancer research doing a 10k obstacle course. Her other interests include sampling food and wine from around the world and experiencing different cultures.

Beth takes great pride in working closely with guests making sure their time on board is enjoyable and unforgettable!

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Chef, Thibaut De Larquier

Nationality – French

Thibaut grew up in the South West of France in the Cognac region, where his family owns a beautiful vineyard that produces wine and cognac; this is where he developed his passion for cooking. After training from the age of 14 at the Culinary School he started his career working various hotels in France and around the world.  Soon enough his love for the sea and travelling drove him to cooking aboard luxury cruise ships and luckily for us in more recent times yachts such as M/Y Pure One M/Y Turquoise and M/Y Vantage

Thibaut is a great asset to the crew and will be able to keep your appetite satisfied during your stay onboard.

Bosun, Daniel Reif

Nationality – German and Dutch

David was born and raised in the idyllic German town of ‘Weil am Rhein’ near the border of Switzerland.  In his teenage years his family decided to move over seas to the stunning caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.  He quickly traded his German language for Spanish, and a snowboard for a surfboard!

When David finished school he started to work on sailboats, this is where he discovered his passion for the water, and yachting seemed to be next natural step.  He then packed his bags for the South of France, that was three years a go.  Since then he is cruised the Mediterranean, East coast of the USA, the Caribbean.  If he isn’t working he loves surfing, scuba diving and working out.

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Deckhand,  Shaun de Ricquebourg

Nationality – South African

 Shaun was born in Durban, South Africa where and he grew up on a sugar cane farm along the north coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. He furthered his tertiary education at Stellenbosch University, where I obtained a degree in Mechanical engineering.

Shaun is the newest member of the Vantage team, and equally new to yachting.  Shaun has a strong passion for the outdoors, and enjoys a good adventure.  Some of his hobbies include surfing, water sports, canoeing, motorbikes and keeping fit in general. 

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2nd Stewardess, Rennee Bryers

Nationality – New Zealand

Rennee grew up in Auckland, New Zealand where she developed a passion for the outdoors and generally being active. Growing up, Rennee spent 10 years as a competitive swimmer at national level.  After completing a Bachelor of Business in Human Resources and Marketing, she moved to London to work and travel Europe.

Rennee began her yachting career in Palma, Majorica three years ago, since joining the industry she has a strong desire to further develop her skills.  After joining the Vantage team she aims to provide a great guest experience

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Stewardess, Rochelle Kidd

Nationality – British

Rochelle is from the southwest of the UK and is proud to be Cornish. Cornwall being famous for its surf spots and growing up surrounded by the coast; a love for the water and marine life lead Rochelle to the yachting industry. Rochelle has been fortunate enough to travel the Mediterranean and Caribbean on yachts ranging from 35-65m. Prior to yachting Rochelle studied photography and now enjoys lifestyle, sport and surfing photography as a hobby. She is a huge animal lover and in her free time enjoys water sports, scuba diving and yoga. Rochelle is known for her constant smile and bubbly personality.