Captain Mervyn, was born and raised in South Africa and joined the Merchant Marine Industry at the age of 21. He has sailed extensively in South African waters and was actively involved during the construction of a 133' sailing yacht built in Cape Town. Mervyn has many Ocean miles under his keel, both as a Captain and Crew, delivering yachts from South Africa to the USA and England, where he obtained his Captain's license.
Mervyn has been employed in the professional yachting industry for many years and brings a wealth of experience to Shalimar.
Chef Anthony hails from Australia where he trained as chef and also owned and ran restaurants. He has traveled the world and gained exposure to various culinary styles, and has extensive knowledge in Japanese, Indian, Thai, and French cuisine, as well as modern western styles.
A very versatile chef, Anthony would be delighted to tailor a menu to your personal tastes and dietary requirements, and his cooking is guaranteed to make your holiday a memorable one.
Engineer Mark was born and raised in South Africa. He is a certified diving instructor and a member of the South African deep-sea angling association and holds a Department of Transport skipper's license.
Mate Darrel grew up in sunny South Africa, where he lived and worked until recently. He holds degrees in actuarial science, accounting and company law. A seasoned sailor, he has his Yachtmaster Ocean skipper's ticket. Darrel is also a keen diver, and will be one of your dive masters on board. He loves any excuse to get out on the water, and would be more than happy to assist you with any of the water-sport activities we offer.
Stewardess Carolina, was born and raised in Brazil. She's fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and is looking forward to learning French. With her service and entertainment skills, plus her happy and positive personality, Carolina will ensure that your vacation aboard Shalimar is an unforgettable and pleasurable experience.
Stewardess Corrinne was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. A real people's person, she will go out of her way to make your stay aboard a memorable one.
Deckhand Paul carries on our proud tradition of a well-educated crew, having studied psychology, philosophy, and theology, he is well-qualified to scrub or decks! Another South African, he loves sun and sea, which is just as well because this job provides plenty of both. Paul is eager to assist wherever he can, and no job to too much effort-just ask him should you want to use any of our water sport equipment.