CAPTAIN – Paul Verry – New Zealander
Paul grew up competitive sailing, representing New Zealand as a skipper at the World Championships. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, he started his own successful sailing academy which led him to consulting and coaching at a similar academy in Boston, USA. Paul joined the super yachting industry in 2009 and has worked on many 90m+ yachts whilst circumnavigating the globe, ice-navigating in polar regions and exploring the untouched islands of the Pacific Ocean. Paul lives a very active healthy lifestyle, if he is not sailing, he is enjoying himself traveling, being in nature and exploring new destinations.
CHIEF OFFICER – Benn Weatherseed – British
Born in England, Benn moved to the Gold Coast, Australia with his family at ten years old. Having spent his childhood on ski boats and after several jobs in the local marine industry, a career on superyachts beckoned. Benn’s hobbies include ice-skating, engine mechanics, water sports, keeping fit and exploring new countries. He enjoys building stand up jet skis and has competed in surf freestyle competitions on a national level.
SECOND OFFICER – Jackson Mitchell – New Zealander
Jackson is from Dunedin, New Zealand and studied at the Maritime School of New Zealand. With a background in hospitality and a passion for water sports, Jackson joined in the yachting industry in 2017, and has worked on various yachts between 60-90m, cruising the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean. Outside of work you will usually find him kitesurfing in Egypt or snowboarding in Japan.
CHIEF ENGINEER – Nick Macnae – British
Nick’s early life on small sailboats sparked a profound connection with the sea. Joining the yachting industry at 21, he’s built both qualifications and experience, driven by his passion for facilitating exceptional guest experiences onboard. When not on M/Y BOLD, Nick enjoys countryside walks with his wife and dog, finding tranquillity in the British outdoors. His commitment to maritime excellence and dedication to guest satisfaction make him an integral part of the crew, ensuring memorable journeys for all.
EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF – Christopher Linke – German
Hailing from Bavaria, Germany, Chef Christoph is a culinary expert trained since 2007, with a wealth of experience. Having lived in the Swiss Alps and worked in luxury ski resorts, he has honed his skills in crafting exceptional dishes. His globetrotting adventures have exposed him to diverse cuisines, enhancing his culinary repertoire. Since 2017, Chef Christoph has been in the yachting industry, serving esteemed clients like the Qataris royal family and other high-end individuals. Beyond the kitchen, his passions include traveling, savouring delicious food, snowboarding, and surfing. With his dedication to culinary excellence and adventurous spirit, Chef Christoph is thrilled to be the Head Chef on M/Y BOLD, delighting guests with delectable dining experiences throughout their journey.
CHEF – Nelson Mendoza – Venezuelan
Nelson was born in Venezuela and after studying culinary arts, he started his career abroad. He worked on private islands. five-star restaurants and in Marriott Hotels. His career took him to the sea, as he joined the cruise ship, Crystal Cruise liner in 2019. He then progressed to the super yachting industry in 2022. When Nelson is not in the galley or cooking, he likes to go sightseeing and watching football games.
HEAD OF INTERIOR – Stefan Offner – Austrian
Stefan is a very caring and passionate person. He first started as a butler on the prestigious cruise liner ‘Crystal Cruises’. As a lover of wine, Stefan gained his Sommelier qualification at the ‘Court of Master Sommeliers of America’. During his years in food and beverage, he has been working at such establishments as, Mandarin Oriental London, Crystal Cruises and Arlberg Hospiz Hotel. His most recent experiences were in Southeast Asia, at a luxurious privately owned resort “The Sanchaya” located in Bintang Indonesia and “Siri Panwa” Phuket, Thailand. Stefan is bringing great excitement and passion to M/Y BOLD and looks forward to making your time on board special and unforgettable.
CHIEF STEWARDESS – Linda Nel – South African
Originally from Nelspruit, South Africa, Linda Nel’s zest for adventure and guest satisfaction shines on M/Y BOLD. With experience on motor and sailing yachts, she’s adept at delivering exceptional service. Her yachting journey commenced in the French Riviera in 2017, and since then, she’s explored the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Central America, creating unforgettable experiences for guests. Linda’s warm nature and attention to detail ensure every guest feels truly welcomed. She finds joy in photography, functional design, yoga, and trekking. While based in Austria, Linda proudly carries her South African heritage.
Pioneer XDJ RX2 controller – integrated throughout the vessel exterior / interior decks
Gym / disco we have 2 x smoke machines and 2 x lasers
The media wall and exterior lighting system is integrated into the music.
Fully certified commercial Heli pad.
Clients can bring their own, charter the yacht’s (AgustaWestland AW109) charter another helicopter.
Full commercial Heli deck night rated.
Max heli weight is 3,600kg – so up to a EC145.
The rate is EUR 3.600 per hour.