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Valdettaro Shipyards, Italy

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Yacht Accomodations

Private Master Suite, stretch's the full width
of the yacht, allows ample room for a queen bed.
The four handsome guest staterooms offer the immense convenience of beds that may be easily converted from kings to twins, according to your preferences. All cabins have newer Flat Screen TV's with sound systems.

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Captain Name:

Captain Ian Paxton

Captain Nation:

South African

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Onboard Scuba:

Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Other Entertainment

Entertainment Center in main salon w/state-of-the-art Sound System. 55' Flat Screen YV. DVD Player, CD Player, Portable Wireless Speakers, Direct Satellite TV (limited channels down island). Large Pilothouse which is an excellent location for dining and entertaining.

Other Toys

Two Stand Up Paddle Boards & Two fold up bikes.
Brand New Rib Zar 53 -Zar Formenti


Satellite phone, limited email access, cell phone, VHF Radio

Crew Profile

Ian Ross Paxton
Year of Birth: 1977
Nationality: South African

I enjoy making the Charterer's time on board S/Y MANUTARA a fantastic experience. I pride myself in helping the crew as people and in various aspects of yachting, while propelling them to greater heights while also gaining new ideas and knowledge and to improve on my own skills as a Captain all the time. I am passionate about the sea, sailing, and service!

Maritime Qualifications:
R.Y.A. Yacht Master 200 Ton
Unrestricted Endorsement from Jamaica
SAS Yacht Master 200 Ton
Belize Captain's License
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI Nitrox Instruct tor, PADI First Aid Instructor
Power Vessel License
GMDSS Radio Operators License

I have also completed most of the courses for my OOW 3000 and plan on continuing as time allows.
Hobbies: Guitar, Scuba Diving, and Fishing.

First Mate:
Michael P. Pelland
Year of Birth: 1976
Nationality: American
My past experience working in the entertainment industry as a world-class Audio Engineer, taught me the importance of being detailed oriented. Graduating from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina, I was member of the Honor Guard and also the Captain of the Rugby Team which were All-State, All-Union and All South All-Star! Past experience includes: Cowes Harbor Commission, Cowes Isle of Wight's Assistant Dockmaster. I was also Professional Race Crew for the S/Y PERSEVERE, part of the Transatlantic Race, 2015. I look forward to translating my knowledge to making the guest's experience on S/Y MANUTARA very special!
Hobbies: Sailing, Sailboat Racing, Fishing, Diving, Rugby, and Music.

Stephen Kuhn
Year of Birth: 1985
Nationality: South African
With my past experience as a First Mate and now the Deckhand on board, my position is to make sure the Charterer guests have the time of their lives...and want to return to the S/Y MANUTARA. I also have experience in IT (building PC's, hardware and software troubleshooting, network setup and installation), Carpentry and Photography. Plus with 3 years past experience working in the hospitality industry in a Five-Star establishment, I know how Charterer guests must be taken care of. Hobbies: Photography, Fishing, Traveling, Horseback Riding, Sand-Boarding, and Action Cricket.

Jana Van Aardt
Year of Birth:1992
Nationality: South African
Profile I have a passion for cooking! I love experimenting in the galley and coming up with unique and delicious recipes for guests and crew. I love children and have plenty of childcare experience. I am very sociable, have a great sense of humor and enjoy interacting with people. I am a team-player who is driven, enthusiastic and always up for a challenge. I believe I work well under pressure, I am respectful and kind to my peers and would go over and above what is expected of me to achieve excellence in a working environment. I look forward to welcoming guest's on board S/Y MANUTARA and to exceeding their expectations! Hobbies: Yacht Racing, Horseback Riding, Diving, and Volunteering at Animal Shelters.

Stewardess: Claudia Thomas
Year of Birth: 1991
Nationality: South African
Profile: I'm an honest, energetic, and driven individual. I'm always eager to learn and very hard working. I'm very motivated and dynamic. I adapt easy to any surroundings and circumstances. I like working in a tem, but work just as well on my own. I communicate easy and I am fully bilingual. I am looking forward to pleasing the guests on board S/Y MANUTARA to see that they return again and again! Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Active Sports (land and water), Healthy Lifestyle/Living, Reading, Hiking, Travelling, and Exploring.

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