The team on Kings Ransom are focused on health, wellness and wholehearted fun! We all enjoy being active and genuinely love our jobs, where we get to help make memories and holidays of a lifetime for you; our lovely guests. Captain Stefan will always make you feel safe and completely comfortable. Stefan has been a Captain for over 20 years and is also your onboard PADI Dive Instructor and e-foil instructor, plus he is an avid surfer, kitesurfer, wakeboarder, freediver and general watersports enthusiast. Mate Chloe is your extraordinary experience maker aboard, as well as your yoga therapist and meditation coach. She makes every guest feel especially special and elevates every charter into a retreat; not just for your body, but also you mind and soul. Chef Daryl specializes in gut health and plant-based diets, ensuring you feel absolutely amazing and well-nourished even after your trip. Stewardess Magali, our magic mixologist, will not only quench your thirst but leave you feeling invigorated with a Thai Massage, Yoga, Qigong or Tai Chi. We get on with people of all ages and from all walks of life and we speak several languages aboard (English, French, German, Spanish & Afrikaans). We make sure you have everything you need to create magical memories and enjoy THE most wonderful vacation of your lifetime.
CHLOE & STEFAN met 16 years ago outside a supermarket in Bali; the next day they embarked on a worldwide sailing adventure on their own boat and just kept on going... After several years and >40,000nm each of life afloat, they started working on crewed yachts 7 years ago (also runners up ‘best in show’ at the BVI boatshow). Stefan is an open-minded and optimistic Master Mechanical Engineer who’s worked in aerospace, automotive and major civil projects. He has sailed all oceans, designed and built his own boats and is also a well-respected technical author and consultant on boatbuilding. Stefan is our resident merman who loves excels at just about every watersport going. He is also a talented musician, creating soundscapes aboard.
Chloe’s professional background was in teaching (she used to be a University Professor and has worked all over the world; from Borneo to the Canary Islands). After travelling and sailing around the world with Stefan, her passion for health and wellness finally overtook her love of language and literature and she started hosting worldwide yoga and wellness retreats. She also loves dancing, writing, singing and dabbles in guitar and freediving. Together, Chloe & Stefan’s bliss is on the ocean in nature, working with people to create an uplifting and inspiring space based on integrity, respect and wholesomeness.
Magali is a lover of languages and has travelled the world extensively, previously crewing and au-pairing on large superyachts in the Caribbean, east coast USA and the Mediterranean, but after working on a gaff rigged classic schooner in the south pacific her true passion for sailing returned.
Magali has been extensively trained in Traditional Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is also a fully trained Yoga teacher (YTT500). She delights guests aboard with her beautiful energy and dedication to wellness and massage. She is another fun-maker and enjoys playing guitar, singing and hosting trivia nights.
Chef Daryl was professionally trained at Le Cordon Bleu, London and Blue Lotus, Thailand. After working in several restaurants, she founded South Africa’s first plant-based and zero waste Plushi restaurant with some friends and has also worked as a Chef Instructor at the Superyacht Culinary Academy in Cape Town. After working a couple of seasons in the Caribbean and the Med, she is excited to bring her culinary skills to Kings Ransom, where her cuisine elevates every experience, bringing immense joy and satisfaction.
Daryl's specialty is in gut health and she loves creating healthy food that’s fresh, nutritious, delicious, colourful and innovative. Her travels to over 30 different countries have greatly inspired her culinary repertoire and her menu dips into Thai, Japanese, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Middle Eastern influences. When she’s not in the galley making magic she loves surfing, hiking, efoiling, diving and yoga.