Captain: Ryan Spence
Nationality: South African
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Captain Ryan was born in Johannesburg and spent his holidays as a child on the South African coast admiring the infinite ocean. After finishing his studies and working three years as sales representative, he bravely decided to change his career path and undertake the Yachtmaster training course.
Since then, he has been sailing and chartering as a captain on yachts in the Mediterranean, BVI, St Maarten, Antigua, Belize and many more Caribbean islands. The sea is his true passion, which is why along with being the captain of KINGS RANSOM he is also a PADI certified dive instructor. He loves any outdoor activities and will happily take guests diving, snorkelling, wakeboarding and trying anything else they might be interested in.
Proficient and safety-oriented, Captain Ryan and his crew are committed to provide the best possible service and ensure truly memorable sailing vacations to their guests.
Chef: Ewa Lubienski
Ewa is a fully qualified chef with an extensive experience in international cuisine, possessing a wide range of culinary skills from provisioning to presentation. Her greatest assets are professionalism and ability to adapt to any situation.
She is constantly mastering her culinary techniques and strives to exceed every guest’s expectations. Her rich culinary repertoire includes dishes from Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and vegan cuisines. Ewa loves to impress her guests with a homemade artisan bread, fragrant pastry, irresistible desserts, delicious sushi and amazing creations from molecular gastronomy. She always works with passion because she loves what she does.
Friendly, gentle and attentive, Ewa makes guests feel at home, ensuring a holiday of a lifetime.
First Mate: Daniel Shaw
Is a charismatic first mate sure to win over guests aboard. Daniel grew up along the beautiful east coast of South Africa. Surfing and sailing with this family from the age of 11 he grew a strong passion for the ocean. Daniel is a water enthusiast and continues enjoys a plethora of water sports including windsurfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing and diving.
In his youth he worked as a lifeguard and sea rescue boat skipper and is following his father's footsteps skippering boats across oceans.
He has a caring nature and a great sense of humor. Daniel is full of energy and ready to assist you in having a fun experience. He is always excited to share his love of the sea with guests aboard. He enjoys taking guests out in the new on our spacious tender, help develop their water sports ability, experience sailing the hobie cat aboard and assist in taking advantage of the countless water activities. As experience sailor he naturally creates a relaxed atmosphere and a safe environment for everyone to enjoy.
Daniel is an outgoing crew member and his well natured and enthusiastic personality will make your charter with Kings Ransom unforgettable.
Stewardess: Jenna - Lee Lochor
Jenna-Lee was born and raised in South Africa in the coastal city of CapeTown.
Her love for the ocean began at a young age while surfing the beautiful beaches with her family. After graduating as a therapist Jenna managed her own beauty salon performing aromatherapy massages.
Her sailing experience began when she met her partner Daniel in her youth and spent her spare time sailing with him and his parents. She decided to combine her two loves and travel the world as professional massage therapist and stewardess.
Hospitality, service and attention to detail are Jenna’s strengths. Her charismatic personality and friendly nature always make sure her guests have an unforgettable experience aboard.
As a qualified physiotherapist she is able to offer guests massage therapy aboard.
Sit back relax and enjoy the service and the scenery aboard with Jenna as your gracious hostess.
Breakfast Choose from our range of Nespresso Coffees, fine Tea Forte teas or Champagne Mimosa/Bloody Mimosa, Fruit platter, Captains Granola, Yogurt & Pastries Eggs Benedict & Chive Hash served 3 ways-Smoked Salmon and Avocado, Crispy Bacon or Spinach & Asparagus Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Maple Glazed Apples Sautéed Mushrooms in Balsamic Cream, Grilled Sausage, Herb Toast Parfaits, layered with Chia pudding, Seasonal Fruit & Cinnamon Toasted seeds
Lunch Balsamic Roasted Tenderloin & Vine Cherry Tomatoes on Bruscetta with Cilantro Aioli & Mesclun. Seared Salmon, Sweet Beets & Preserved Lemon Cous Cous with Tangy Tartare BBQ Pulled Pork with Vietnamese Slaw, toasted Brioche Bun & Parmesan Fries Sesame Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Warm Green Bean,Olive & Tomato salad with Peppered Basil Crème Fraiche Grilled Chicken, Avocado & Crispy Bacon Caesar with Garlic Herb Croutons & Parmesan Crisp