Lachlan grew up in Sydney, Australia, his childhood was spent either at the beach or on his boat with his three siblings. He was enticed by a friend to join a yacht and embark on a passage from Canada to Europe. One crossing was all it took for Lachlan to be hooked to the industry. With over 10 years’ experience in the yachting industry and a 2 year world cruise under his belt, he works with great enthusiasm, focus and drive to create amazing experiences for all guests on board.
Captain Brian began his career in the financial services industry before joining superyachts in 2004. Now having 15 or more years of superyacht experience he’s as passionate as ever about the industry and the incredible places he visits. Brian has sailed around the world, has crossed the Atlantic many times and is particularly familiar with the Mediterranean and Caribbean. In his spare time Brian can usually be found sailing or mountain biking if not spending time in his native Ireland.
Jazper was born in Botswana but later resided in Indonesia, Zambia and South Africa. His culinary career began in Cape Town at the prestigious Le cordon Bleu Silwood where he studied for three years. He has worked in establishments such as ‘La Colombe’, ‘The Greenhouse’, Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Maze’, ‘Nobu’ and Overture – Most of which are ranked in the top five restaurant in South Africa. He specialises in Japanese, Italian and Nikkei cuisine however loves cooking food from all over the globe. He has spent the past eight years working on busy charter vessels and ashore in London as a private chef. Aside from cooking, he has a passion for travelling, scuba diving, photography and culinary adventures.
Lee started his training at the famous Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall where he worked for 5 years, he then moved on to work at 1* and 2* Michelin starred restaurants. Lee has a wide repertoire, which has been expanded through travelling and working in restaurants around the world including Australia, Japan and South East Asia, which developed his passion for Japanese and BBQ food. His hobbies include surfing, photography and paper origami. Lee aims to make a thousand paper origami cranes ‘senbazuru’ by the end of 2020!- Completed!
Patrick began his culinary career 7 years ago in Dublin. He also spent two years cooking in Spain furthering his understanding of modern European cuisine and becoming fluent in Spanish. Patrick loves creative cooking and making people happy through his food. Outside of the galley Patrick is an ardent football fan and supports Arsenal football club. He enjoys road cycling and has taken part in charity road races to raise fund for Dublin’s Children Charity. Patrick is also a qualified carpenter and a keen photographer.
Jazz joined JOY over three years ago bringing with her over a decade of hospitality experience. This provided Jazz with the necessary skill set to lead the fantastic interior team on board JOY to an extremely high standard, however it is her kind and welcoming personality that really makes Jazz a stand out chief stewardess. Her excellent rapport with guests and crew alike will ensure that your time on board is a very happy one in which all your needs are met!
Anthea’s natural habitat is the east coast of Australia. After spending six months on the Great Barrier Reef aiding other yachts with their busy seasons Anthea developed a keenness to join the industry long term. In 2016 she joined her first yacht and now four years later is on JOY. Is is said that everything Anthea does is magic! Her attention to detail and lovely can do attitude completes JOY’s interior team. Onboard you’ll find yourself enjoying Anthea’s cocktails or admiring her fabulous latte art.
Rupia joins us originating from Cornwall UK. She has an extensive background in massage and beautician work both land and yacht based. Her areas of expertise include electrical facials, microblading and deep tissue massage. Rupia loves helping guests relax into their holiday mode and looks forward to welcoming you onboard into the Joy spa. Rupia’s interests include travelling, surfing, skiing and yoga. She loves the outdoors, maintaining her fitness and exploring new cultures.
Alex’s love for gymnastics from a young age lead her onto studying Sports Massage at college. She then went on to training in facials and nail treatments. From then on Alex has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working as Head Spa Therapist onboard cruise ships. After disembarking the cruise ships, Alex decided to explore the word in a different form of travel working as cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic providing excellent guest service across the globe. Alex is now looking forward to offering a wonderful treatment experience onboard Joy and offering optimal relaxation.
Megan was born in Pretoria, South Africa. With a passion for art she studied Graphic & Web Design. Her other greatest passion is movement, Megan is a qualified Yoga Instructor and a BASI Pilates Instructor. She is passionate about teaching and making a positive change on peoples lives. She firmly believes in quality exercise and offers specialised training to each individual that will leave you feeling realigned and ready to take on the day. Her passion extends off the mat as well; she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, exploring new places, dancing, drawing, painting and photography.
Pippa has worked as a yacht stewardess for the past three years, prior to this she worked in restaurants and bars for a year on the island of Majorca. In her early days Pippa represented her county in gymnastics and swimming and has a passion for karate and Muay Thai boxing. Pippa joins Joy with a diverse skill set and years of professional experience as she has worked in hospitality since she was 14 years old. Combined with her outgoing personality, Pippa hopes to make your stay on board memorable.
Graham has a background in hospitality management and spent three years as a Deck Cadet Officer on commercial vessels. He holds an Officer of the Watch Unlimited Certification and has now chosen to follow in the footsteps of his father, a Superyacht Captain, and pursue a career in the world of luxury yachting. Graham loves being on the water and visiting new places. He enjoys skiing, kayaking and swimming in his spare time.
Tom grew up in Stratford Upon-Avon, one of the furthest places from the sea in the UK. So when it was time to go to university, Tom followed his passion for the water and relocated to Plymouth, where he studied Navigation and Maritime Science as well as joining P&O Ferries for his cadetship. Tom joins Joy fresh out of his studies with an Officer of the Watch Unlimited certification, keen to bring the knowledge that he has gained to Joy. In his spare time Tom is an avid rugby player as well as enjoying football, cricket, cycling and golf.
Toby grew up just outside of the North east of England in Newcastle and moved to Glasgow when he was 13. Here he attended Stirling University and obtained a degree in French and Spanish. At 24 Toby started his cadetship on commercial ships and three and a half years later embarked on his yachting career, working on yachts up to 143 meters. In his spare time Toby enjoys sailing, hiking, rugby and hockey and next year hopes to complete his Chief Officer tickets, and following on from that his Captain’s license.
Adam has been in the Superyacht industry for 4 years having recently achieving his Yachmaster Offshore certification and is now working towards becoming and Officer of the Watch. Within his role as a Deckhand, Adam has gained valuable experience and knowledge in all aspects of his position on board. He is highly qualified in carpentry and a certified advanced scuba diver. Adam has sailed all his life and from a young age has had a passion for the sea. In his spare time he likes to stay active by kite surfing, sailing, skiing and going to the gym to keep fit.
TJ joins JOY having studied sports coaching science. Prior to yachting TJ worked at one of Virgin Actives most high end classic collection clubs for some very high profile private clients. He is also a qualified nutritionist and can work closely with the chef to create the perfect health and nutritional plan whilst onboard. TJ has a passion for all sports but enjoys golf and tennis the most. His specialities include sports specific training and advanced stretching. TJ has worked hard to develop his own online coaching platform along with his own brand. TJ looks forward to meeting you in the gym to create a health and fitness plan unique to you.
With an international upbringing Jamie was born in Zimbabwe and from age nine lived between the UK and Australia. For fourteen years he played cricket, nine of which were at both county and state professional levels. Achieving Young Cricketer of the Year in England, Jamie was later selected for the National Under 19 Australian Cricket Squad. Now coming into his yachting career Jamie’s goal is to work towards his Captain ticket. Further after this Jamie would like to expand his qualifications to become a Aviation Pilot.
Andy grew up in the sunny hills of Surrey. Living in the countryside has made him a very outdoors person who enjoys most sports, golf and squash. At eighteen years of age Andy left the UK and moved to the South of France residing in Monaco for a few years where he worked on various events such as the Tennis Open and the Monaco Grand Prix as a sound technician. After spending six years in France and being surrounded by the luxury yachts he ventured into the yachting industry to pursue his career.
Lewis has just completed his first year on JOY. He has a great passion for fitness, outdoor activities such as surfing and extreme sports like cliff jumping. Lewis is a keen footballer playing semi-professional up until the age of 16, so feel free to give him a shout for a game of football on the Games Deck! Traveling is a passion of his and he loves nothing more than to travel solo, get to know new faces and explore the wonders of the world. He comes from a hospitality background and is very much a peoples person. He looks forward to enhancing your time on board JOY.
Christian was born and raised in Denmark but now resides in the beautiful Lima, Peru. Christian has held various positions including five years as a marine engineer, nine years working in offshore oil rigs as a maintenance supervisor before finally moving into the yachting industry. When not in the engine room you will find him unearthing jewels to add to his collection of Lotus cars and wristwatches. His hobbies include exploring nature and working on his home construction and renovations.
Martin began his career in the merchant navy, working on ferries and cruise ships, developing a passion for travel and seafaring from a young age. During this time he earned his unlimited engineering qualification. He joined the yachting industry in 2015 and loves the challenge and variety it offers. Martin has a love of building and design work and can often be found designing and building model ships and trains in his spare time. When Martin is not on the water he enjoys sports of all varieties as well as cinema and travelling.
Following his education, Alex chose to study Marine Engineering at Warsash Maritime College in Southampton. It is there that he gained his CoC and HnD. After studying Alex considered joining the Royal Navy, However the adventurous life of yachting proved to be his first choice. Alex has worked on board numerous sailing yachts, both in the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas, and has completed many Atlantic crossings. Alex plans to stay in the yachting industry long term and has ambitions to become Chief Engineer. Outside of work he enjoys listening to music and playing instruments, especially guitar.
At 19 Mark joined the Armed Forces. Following his training at the Royal Navy Engineering college he served an impressive 18 years on nuclear submarines. Since then Mark has relocated himself above the ocean and into the yachting industry for the past 4 and a half years. He has a love for travelling, riding his motorbike and walking on Dartmoor National Park. Marc has a keen interest in Astronomy and building up his watch collection, which he’s had now for a number of years.