The Crew

Captain - Engineer

Captain - Engineer

Tom

Tom Francis

Nationality: New Zealand

DOB: 2 February 1977

Current Location: Tahiti - FP

Visa Status: Resident FP, US-B1/B2

Email: tomfrancis4@me.com

Phone: +689 87 28 0002

Health: Excellent

Tattoos: No

Smoke: No

Professional Profile

Born in New Zealand, but at age 2, my family relocated to Papua New Guinea. Growing up in New Guinea had its benefits and challenges. Spending the weekends and holidays on the family yacht cruising, fishing and diving the remote islands of New Guinea was certainly one of the benefits, which engrained the core skills that would help me in my future career.

Upon moving back to New Zealand in 1996, I took a course in marine studies and once finished, obtained a boat building apprenticeship at Tournament boats and charters. Little did I know, that the boat I was building would lead me on a 20 year adventure through out the South Pacific.

Since the launch of Ultimate Lady in August 98', I worked my way up through the ranks; from deck hand to gaining my Captains and engineers license. In 2001, I was offered the position of Captain.

I have operated the Ultimate Lady through out the South Pacific. Cruising the East coast of Australia to Lizard Island, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, Norfolk Island. The last 10 years have been spent extensively exploring remote French Polynesia. Through out The Marquises, Societies, Australes, Gambier, Tuamotus and Rapa in the very south. With a growing family in Tahiti, I now call French Polynesia home.

Qualifications

  • Master 500 tonne
  • MEC3
  • GMDSS
  • Ship Master medic
  • PADI Dive Master

Hobbies

  • SUP
  • Wind surfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Hiking
  • Snowboarding
  • Photography

Chef

Chef

Athur

Artur George Hayrapetyan

Nationality: Armenian (EU resident)

DOB: 12 AUG 1976

Current Location: Tahiti FP US B1/B2

Visa: exp 2025

Email: artseachef@gmail.com

Phone: +689 87299753

Skype: artur_hayrapet

Health: Excellent

Tattoos: Small/non visible

Driver's License: EU full clean

Professional Profile

I have trained, worked and lived in Europe for the past 20 years and have cooked around the world, have experience of many aspects of the catering industry. I bring together different culinary cultures, creating my own signature cuisine that is inspired and imaginative. My approach to cooking is modern yet simple with clear, clean and distinctive flavours. I am very conscientious and hard working, adaptable, skill full, responsible and excellent team player. Communicates easily with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and ages and has always been well liked and respected by members of the crew.

Yacht Qualifications & Certificates

  • MCA Ships Cook Certificate of Competency. 2015 STCW 95. Basic Safety Training 2008
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness. 2015
  • ENG 1. Valid Dec 2017
  • Advanced Open Water Diving – PADI certified.

1st Officer

1st Officer

Thibault

Thibault Casabianca

Nationality: French

DOB: 31 July 1989

Current Location: Tahiti - FP

Languages: French, English

Email: casthibault@hotmail.com

Phone: +689 87 704084

Martial Status: Engaged

Spoken language: French, Spanish, English

Health: Excellent

Smoke: No

Professional Profile

I am a very motivated and dynamic person and hard work does not frighten me. I like working with other people on a professional basis and being part of a team. I also feel it helps me to keep my language knowledge up to date.

I started working on super yacht in 2012 after my first ticket. I passed my 500UMS captain ticket which is in validation and I am looking for time at sea to validate. I have spent a great deal of time crewing around The Pacific Islands on different yacht (sailing ,motor) I am at ease on the sea and I have a good knowledge of the marine environment including fishing and surfing for which I have a passion.

I can provide high quality guest services and I strongly believe that my overall skills, experience and attention to detail will meet your expectations.

Qualifications

  • BC500UMS - Captain 500 tonne
  • Engineer 250kw
  • PSE 1 - First aid team rescue level

Hobbies

  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Water sports
  • Travel

Stewardess

Stewardess

Hina Tama

Hina Tama

Nationality: French

DOB: 1 March 1983

Current Location: Tahiti, FP

Email: bobvtp@gmail.com

Phone: +689 87 70 80 69

Spoken language: French, Spanish, English

Health: Excellent

Tattoos: No

Smoke: No

Professional Profile

Originally from Bora Bora, Hina finds herself at ease surrounded by the ocean onboard a yacht. She enjoys the challenges of her role and works diligently to get the job done, unsupervised or with a team. She is very easy to hold company with and does an excellent job serving our many guests.

Hina is conservative and calculating in her approach to her many tasks and it is obvious from her many years working on different Super Yachts that she has learnt her trade well. She is well liked by her fellow crew and is of good standing with all of her past Captains and Guests.

Yacht Qualifications & Certificates

  • Stewardess training course
  • Boating license
  • Radio operator
  • STCW 2010
  • First Aid - CPR
  • Fire Fighting

Hobbies

  • Tahitian Dance
  • Fishing
  • Traveling
  • Wine
  • Entertaining family and friends at home