Captain’s Nationality:RSA & UK Languages Spoken: English
Two Seasonal Crews on catamaran DRAGONFLY
Winter season - Captain Christiaan Liebenberg and Chef/Mate Rebecca Galt
Christiaan will be at the helm of Dragonfly from October to till the end of March, and brings with him a diverse background of experience, both in and out of the water. Born in South Africa and having lived all over the world, from Bangkok, to Spain, New York and Madagascar, doing everything from working in the hospitality industry, acting, travel writing, teaching English, running surf charters in Madagascar and working on mega yachts, Christiaan eventually fell in love with the Caribbean, and has been running charters as a Captain since 2014.
Christiaan works to provide all of his guests with a tailor-made memorable holiday experience that makes them come back again and again for another rum punch or painkiller under the Caribbean sun.
Captain Christiaan is a born entertainer, hence the brief stint in acting, and enjoys telling tall tales of pirate lure and big fish and the one that got away. His good natured bubbly spirit and can-do attitude put guests at ease while his professionalism and ability to command a variety of situations instill confidence. Christiaans knowledge of the best Caribbean anchorages will ensure that you will be sipping your cocktail on the fly bridge of Dragonfly with the best sunset views, and his love for watersports and tall tales will ensure you will never be bored!
With his warm and personable, yet professional personality Christiaan prides himself on making every trip onboard Dragonfly and utterly unforgettable one for all his guests!
Chef/Mate Rebecca Galt
Born in London, then moving to North Carolina at a young age, Rebecca was instilled with a love of world traveling. Daughter of a marine biologist she feels most at home on the sea which has inspired her love of water sports, from cliff diving in Jamaica to sailing Hobie catamarans in Saint Martin. Rebecca has worked on a variety of yachts throughout the Caribbean and takes great pride in delivering a first class experience to charter guests through her attention to detail on the interior and her passion for exceptional service. Being a high-performance athlete and personal trainer for years Rebecca decided to complement her degree in Tourism Management with nutrition. Rebecca has always had a passion for healthy and delicious cuisine. Guests aboard Dragonfly will be treated to the freshest of local ingredients that are deliciously prepared. She is able to accommodate all palates and dietary restrictions while delivering an outstanding dining experience.
Summer Season crew Captain Paul Johnson and Chef/ First Mate Isabella Matterson
Paul and Isabella will be taking over the helm of Dragonfly from April till end of September and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and fun. Having been working together since 2015, they have created a strong and seamless team. They have sailed around the world together from the East Coast of the States, to the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Combine this with both of their outgoing and humble personalities, you can rest assured you will be taken on an unbelievable adventure. They both hold their PADI Dive-Masters and are very eager to show you the underwater world whether its taking a long snorkel or learning how to free dive.
Paul was born in the UK and grew up sailing and racing boats since the age of four. It seems only natural with such a love for the ocean that Paul wanted to obtain further qualifications to match his experience and establish a career as a captain. Since then Paul has been captaining boats for 15 years and has gained a vast knowledge of the Caribbean to take you on a unique sailing adventure!
Having studied Watersports Activity Leadership at Falmouth Marine School and holding his MCA Yacht-Master Offshore, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands no matter where your sailing adventures might take you.
Isabella grew up surfing on the coasts of Cape Town, South Africa, and has always had a love for the ocean. It was only natural that she joined the yachting industry with such a lust to travel. Once Isabella joined the industry, she fell in love with sailing and this inspired her to undertake her RYA Yacht-Master Offshore.
Isabellas passion for cooking started whilst living at home cooking for her family. She became inspired to take on a culinary career while working with some of the industrys top yacht chefs. She later completed a professional cooking course at Ashburton Chefs Academy in the UK. She strives to use fresh local ingredients to create truly memorable meals. She individually plans each menu according to your personal tastes, rest assured your taste buds will be in good hands!
Paul & Isabella will be onboard Dragonfly from April to end of September