Work Experience & references

General Manager

Harvey Yachts Pty (Ltd)
January 2017 to present
Harvey Yachts is a boatyard located in Knysna, South Africa, manufacturing 60’ Carbon/Epoxy, high performance sailing catamarans. I am responsible for the boat yard and yacht building activities.

Captain

SY ‘Knot Anchored’ 1050 miles
Charter Catamaran (46′ Sailing Catamaran – Leopard 46)
June 2016 to Nov. 2016
The vessel was sold and flagged in the USA – Which meant I could no longer work on her.

Captain

SY ‘Aliwe’ 1200 nautical miles
Charter (53′ Sailing Catamaran – RCC)
February 2016 to May 2016
I left this position because the owner was taking the vessel out of charter

Sole Chief Engineer

MY ‘Zeepaard’ 9160 nautical miles
Charter & Private (122′ Expedition Yacht – JFA)
February 2014 to October 2015
Joel Becus – Captain – MY ‘Zeepaard’
+1 757 372-1364 or captain@zeepaard.cc
Even though I really enjoyed this position, I left because I wanted to pursue a career as a captain.

Assistant Engineer

SY ‘Meteor’ (169’ Royal Huisman)
December 2013 to January 2014
Terrence Pretorius – Chief Engineer – SY ‘Meteor’
+1 401 924 1168 or engineer@symeteor.net
Basic maintenance items – Oil changes, replacing pumps,
replacing filters, engine water-pump repair.

Assistant Engineer

MY ‘Amorazure II’ (149’ Palmer Johnson)
November 2013 to December 2013
Oskar Schönback – Captain – MY ‘Amorazur II’
+1 305 877 6217 or oskar@amorazur.com
Geoff Dixon – Chief Engineer – MY ‘Amorazure II’
+1 786 547 3254 or engineer@amorazur.com
Preparing vessel for its 20/5 year survey
bunkering, preparing vessel for charter.

Factory Manager

Tag Yachts Pty (Ltd)
July 2007 to February 2012
Mickey Freund – Human Resources – Tag Yachts
+27 82 771 2110 or mickey@networkconnect.co.za
Tag Yachts is a boatyard located in St Francis Bay South Africa, manufacturing 60’ Carbon/Epoxy, high performance sailing catamarans. I was responsible for the boat yard and yacht building activities.

Factory Manager

St Francis Marine
January 2005 to June 2007
Charlene Luiters – Human Resources – St Francis Marine
+27 42 2940181 or charlene@stfrancismarine.com
St Francis Marine wanted me back as the Factory Manager
and made me an offer I could not refuse.

Power Boat Production Manager

Robertson and Caine Pty (Ltd)
November 2002 to December 2004
Phil Andrews – Production Manager – Robertson & Caine
+27 21 448 5666 or phil@robertsonandcaine.com
Robertson and Caine is a Boatyard situated in Cape Town, South Africa, manufacturing the ‘Leopard’ range of polyester sailing and power catamarans exclusively for the charter market.

Factory Manager

St Francis Marine
August 1999 to November 2002
St Francis Marine is a boatyard situated in South Africa, manufacturing 40 to 50’ sailing catamarans using polyester resins. I was responsible for the boat yard and yacht building activities.

National Sea Rescue Institute

National Sea Rescue institute – Marc May – Station Commander NSRI Station 21
+27 82 956 7981 or marcmaymal@gmail.com