Captain: Bradley Bulmer
Certifications/Education: RYA/MCA Yacht Master 200t, SAS Yacht Master 100t, SAMSA – Category C Commercial Skipper, STCW 2010, Open water Advanced Diver, HFPA Personal Fitness Trainer
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Captain Brad grew up on the beach in Durban, South Africa. His days mostly included surfing, cycling, and racing motorcycles in which he won many awards in their local championships. Brad began yachting straight out of high school at the age of 17. It was his love for the ocean that steered him in pursuit of a yachting career and it is now his passion for the industry that drives him. Now being in yachting for 16 years, Brad brings with him a wealth of knowledge and dedication. His greatest asset is his enthusiasm to work hard and tackle all challenges head-on. Brad’s goal is to go further than just acquiring his Master 3000 t license. To Brad, this industry is more than just a career, it is a way of life of which he would like to pass on to his son and generations to follow. In his spare time, you can find Brad enjoying all watersports, but surfing is his favorite as he finds it therapeutic. Brad hopes all guests have the experience of a lifetime so that the moment the charter is over, they are already planning their next visit.
Chef: Owen Morgan
Previous Yachts: M/Y REBEL (48m), M/Y INCOGNITO (49.9m), M/Y INCOGNITO (39.6m), M/Y MONACO (38m), M/Y DOUBLE DOWN (65m)
Interests: surfing, diving, fishing, gymnastics
Owen has proudly and successfully been a chef for over 15 years and has had the privilege of working alongside many Michelin Star Chefs such as Ivan Vilches from Spain and Eric Scanner from Sweden. Owen has won several culinary awards including “Apprentice of the Year” where he went on to compete at a national level. Owen has worked in high-end fine dining restaurants such as Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast, The Press Club, and Money Order Office in Melbourne. Both his passion and love for cooking are what have drawn him into the luxury yachting industry and made an illustrious career for himself. He boasts an impressive resume, making him a perfect fit for the charter program on HOME and enjoys serving his guests creations they have never seen before to ensure many happy returns. Owen looks forward to capturing your culinary dreams on board BLUE GRYPHON.
Stew: Lucie Hermanová
Education/Certifications: STCW 10, ENG1, Food & Hygiene Level 2, Power Boat Level 2, Silver Service, RYA VHF Radio, Make up Certificate, Personal Trainer, BC. – Geography, Travelling and Tourism
Languages Spoken: English, Polish, Russian, Czech, Slovak
Lucie is a hardworking and motivated individual who is always up for a challenge. She entered the yachting industry as a 3rd stew but quickly got promoted to 2nd stew within five months of being aboard her fist vessel. Lucie most recently worked aboard 185’ STARSHIP. She has learned many skills related to the interior that contribute to delivering an amazing guest experience. She enjoys making connections and helping her team as no task is too big to achieve their goal together. Lucie loves being creative with table creations, cocktail making, and themed parties. She is not shy when it comes to dancing and will not hesitate to pull guests onto the dance floor to get the party started. As a certified personal trainer, beautician and make-up artist, guests will never have a dull moment with Lucie. Onboard Lucie has cruised Saint Maarten, St. Barts, Antigua, Anguilla, USVI, BVI, St Vincent, The Grenadines, and Bahamas but outside of yachting she has visited more than 40 countries. Lucie can’t wait to welcome guests onboard 83’ BLUE GRYPHON for an unforgettable vacation.
Education/Certifications: Power Boat Level 2, PADI Divemaster Certificate, Surf Lifeguards
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Nationality: South African
Craig grew up in South Africa where he enjoyed an active lifestyle. He played a variety of sports but exceeded in swimming in which he competed at various levels. Craig decided to enter yachting after peaking in his naval career as a clearance diver after 17 years. This led him yearning for a new challenge and yachting was the perfect fit.
Craig wants guests to enjoy a positive experience on board BLUE GRYPHON leaving with memories so rich they can’t wait to return. “Try everything at least once” is a quote Craig loves to live by and one he carries with him during charters to encourage guests to make the most of their experience. When Craig is not on board, you can find him dabbling in adventure, enjoying everything life has to offer.