CAPTAIN PETER "PETE" MEDLOCK hails from a small farm outside of Bath, England. Even as a child his favorite sport was sailing.
Upon graduating Pete got some fun experience working with events and the marketing of musical artists and their recordings. However, a downturn in the entertainment industry caused Pete to look for a new career… He literally Googled “sailing for a job” and ended up working on board yachts shortly thereafter, quickly acquiring a commercial skipper qualification.
Pete now has over 50,000 sea miles logged, having worked as delivery crew and skipper, including two Atlantic crossings, three Bay of Biscay crossings, and a UK circumnavigation! Add in five years sailing on a private vessel in the Med and UK, a year as a sailing instructor, and three years as a charter skipper in Croatia, and you know you are in very competent hands. He also has great mechanical and electrical skills, always a big plus on board!
Pete loves meeting friends both old and new; hosting and looking after guests has always given him a good feeling. Time spent as a sailing instructor make Pete especially fond of teaching the art of sailing to those that wish, and as an “events organizer” he looks forward to keeping guests entertained with lots of activities - water sports, excursions, hiking, snorkeling, local culture and history, wine and vineyard tours, etc. His focus is a relaxed environment but with plenty for guests to do and enjoy. With all of this, Pete also stays busy learning new skills, the latest being kite surfing, and he hopes next to learn to fly (airplanes) and do some paragliding too! Maintaining his home ties, Captain Pete has been active in charity and community organizations in Bath and remains a trustee for a few charities.
Pete is ready to invite you onboard Lunulata with his motto of “expand your horizons”. Don’t let the opportunity to join Pete and Libby leave you in it’s wake!
CHEF/MATE LIBBY HINDLE comes from a small quiet village just outside of Bath, England. Growing up she enjoyed playing netball and baking cakes under her Mom’s tutelage!
Libby began working in the hospitality industry at the young age of 14. Starting with Country House Weddings, she also had experience with Michelin Star restaurants, private catering, and, later, Superyachts. Her sense of adventure took her Eastward, where she fell in love with diving and the ocean. Libby did her Open Water Dive certification in Thailand, her Advance and Recue Dive Certification on The Great Barrier Reef, and her Divemaster certification in Indonesia! Her first chance at being a yacht chef occurred on Australia; while booking a 2 day tour for some recreational sailing and diving she was offered a trial shift since the chef was departing soon. She did the trial and got the job!
Libby’s Superyacht experience has taught her how to provide a very professional service, both in and out of the galley. Although she was trained with a discreet type service, her preference is a more interactive venue. She loves hearing about guests’ travels and homelands; her bucket list continues to grow that way! She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with guests, snorkeling and diving tours are a specialty. Libby is also great with paddle boarding and freediving, and she’s happy to share her acquired knowledge about fish, if not in the water looking at fish she looks for podcasts about fish to expand her learning!
Her passionate, spontaneous, and caring nature show through in the galley too. Focusing on healthy and fresh, she especially likes making Thai and vegetarian specialties, although of course she plans to the guests’ preferences. She invites you to “Taste the Rainbow”, featuring vibrant, bright and colorful foods. (“Guests love my Thai Rainbow Noodle Salad with Tom Yum dressing and Peanuts!”) She’ll teach you a bit of Sushi and Spring roll making should you wish. Her sensitivity to the environment has her visiting multiple shops for provisions, looking for the freshest foods while focusing on the packaging as well. Anything wrapped in plastic is the last choice; she and Pete both believe all contributions for keeping the oceans plastic free and reducing carbon footprints make a real difference!
Libby has studied at Ashburton Cookery School as well as in Thailand. Her experience as a Pastry Chef, a Commis Chef, and Chef de Partie in restaurants, along with cheffing on racing regattas, a superyacht, and a dive boat taking up to 30, has given her a huge base of experience to draw from. Let the adventure begin!