Captain: Kevin Hailes
Kevin has 18 years of sailing experience on both mono-hulls and catamarans. He crossed the Atlantic three times as Captain with 20,500 miles covered. Other sailing areas such as the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, especially Guadeloupe, the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands are also well known to him. Kevin gained his vessel handling and navigational skills on different yachts, from Lagoon 450 to 620, passing by 580 catamaran. His vast experience and confidence in maintaining all aspects of the vessel while remaining focused on safety, security and administrative duties will allow to deliver the best experience to the owner and his guests. Positive and trustworthy, he will make sure to create the best memories from S/Y Maverick.
Sailing is not only Kevin’s profession, but also his hobby, along with motor cross, golf, skiing and rugby.
Chef: David Richmond
David started his culinary journey at the age of 16 and today, more than 20 years later, he still enjoys all aspects of the food and creating an experience for his guests. His travels and encounters with various cultures and cuisines have broadened his food and diet repertoire enriching it with classical French, Greek and Mediterranean as well as Asian and Indian cuisines. He worked at several 2AA Rosette and Michelin recommended restaurants, including the Westburry Hotel, Mayfair and Ribbands of Notting Hill and The Criterion, London. David’s adventure with charter yachts started in 2013 and brought him several culinary awards granted by BVI charter yacht society and BVI Property Yacht Magazine. His cruising experience covers Atlantic crossings, several Caribbean and Mediterranean seasons as well as one season in Norway. David can surely offer guests and owners an elegant, vibrant and memorable dining experience.
Stewardess: Abigail Shulman
Languages: English, American Sign Language
Abigail grew up driving center console boats on the Great South Bay. She started her career at the age of 17 as Senior Deckhand at Sayville Ferry Service. On top of seasonal experience in restaurants, she continued her way up in yachting industry as Deckhand and Stewardess on M/Y Impetuous, M/Y Deep Blue, M/Y Ruffian and most recently on M/Y Stellar, where she was responsible for general boat maintenance, fender, line handling, as well as wine and dinner service. Abigail graduated in 2018 from Nassau Community College in Liberal Arts & Science. She is well-organized, with great eye for detail and problem solver. In her free time she enjoys water sports, hiking and attending outdoor concerts and events.
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• Engines: 2 x Yanmar 240 hp (177 KW)
• Generators: 2 x Cummins Onan, 19 KW