Crew

Meet our crew: 11 passionate professionals that make your stay unforgettable and make you feel at home on board of Seven Sins.

Seven Sins complies with the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations for charter vessels, (MCA code) a guarantee for the safety of her guests.

Discover the crew:

Cohen Dahm - Captain

New Zealand

This is Cohens 15th year in the yachting industry and his 5th as Captain with a trade in boatbuilding prior to moving on to being at sea. He holds a lot of cruising knowledge on both sides of the Atlantic, the Baltic seas and the Arab peninsula. When not onboard and planning the next guests trip, he is often travelling to locations often off the beaten path. He enjoys all sports, running, reading, dancing and paragliding.

Sen Manikku - FIRST MATE

Sri Lanka

Sen is 37 years old and was born in Sri Lanka. He grew up with an immense fascination for ships and boats of all shapes and sizes, dedicated his whole life to learning as much as he possibly could about the ocean and the vessels which call it home.
Sen spent many years on ships, completing various qualifications, travelled around the world 3 times with 15 Atlantic crossings and 10 Panama channel crossings. Ultimately, he completed his Maritime science degree in order to become an Officer.
Sen enjoys working on yachts because of their beautiful destinations and high standards and looks forward to offering you the best possible time on board Seven Sins.

Josh Henry - Bosun

UK

Starting in the yachting industry at the young age of 18, Josh has 10 years of experience on yachts of various sizes, such as the 110m M/Y Dilbar, 70m M/Y Titan, and 62m M/Y Ocean Victory no name just a few.
Before starting his career in yachting, he worked for two and a half years with his family on a new hotel venture as part of the management team for bar & food services.
Joshua is a hardworking, reliable and multitasking team player who has a passion for watersports.

Paul Barreto - Deckhand

Philippines

Paul was born in The Philippines in 1995. He just started recently as our 2nd Deckhand. He developed his yachting skills during his previous embarkations, when he started 3 years ago.
Paul always smiles and enjoys the yachting life. He is a very respectful crew member and works really hard to maintain the boat in her pristine condition.
He is working his way to become an officer someday.

Thomas Mark - Deckhand

New Zealand

Thomas is from New Zealand and grew up in a small town 2 hours from Auckland City. He has two years experience as a deckhand and is the senior RYA Jetski instructor on board Seven Sins. Thomas has always been into sports through out his life including rugby, boxing and squash so if you would like him to assist you with any exercise then let him know. His other hobbies include scuba diving, playing guitar and traveling. He looks forward to making your stay with Seven Sins fun and full of laughs. 

Ivor Zezelic - Chief Engineer - Rotation

Croatia

Chief engineer Ivor Zezelic is born in town Rijeka north city on Adriatic coast in Croatia. After he graduate his marine engineering school and college he joined the merchant marine on Tankers vessels to do apprentice engineer period.
After completing his apprentice period Ivor passed his exam for engineer and continued to work on many different types of vessel such Tankers, LPG, LNG offshore sector etc.
In 2012, Ch. Engineer Ivor joined Yachting Industry where he is continuing to build his career.
Ivor hobbies and passion are driving motorcycle on race track, Basketball and jet-ski freestyle ride. Ivor is Croatian national champion in jet-ski freestyle class in 2011.
Ivor is living in Palma de Mallorca and during his time at home in Palma, he always keeps himself busy with repairing old time motorbike.

Ante Vladovic - Chief Engineer - Rotation

Croatia

KAREL DESMET - CHIEF STEWARD

Belgium

Karel was born in Belgium where his parents have a catering business. He graduated after 4 years of culinary school and decided to find his luck at sea.
After 8 years working as Maître D on 2 Seabourn Ships and Restaurant Manager in the Queens Grill on the Queen Mary 2, Karel joined Seven Sins.
He stayed on board for 4 ½ years and then took a short break, working for a private family in Belgium. He is now back on board Seven Sins to continue his career on Super Yachts.
Karel enjoys all water sports and has a passion for good food and great wines.

Nel VERSTAETE - 1st Stewardess

Belgium

Nel was born in Belgium. After 3 years of training she graduated as a qualified nurse. In 1999 she entered the Cruise Line industry.  She enjoyed fulfilling her roll as Assistant Housekeeper on Seabourn Spirit and the Queen Mary 2. During those years she trained and coached stewardesses in providing 5 star plus service. In 2005 she joined M/Y Seven Sins and stayed for 4 ½ years and she really enjoyed looking after the guests onboard. After a 2 ½ years break, working for a private family in Belgium, she decided to return to yachting.

She loves flowers and enjoys looking after children, dining and food is a passion as well as  good wines and reading a good book.

Annelies Casteleyn - Stewardess

Belgium

Coming from a hospitality background, Annelies has been trained at one of Belgium’s finest Hotel & Catering Schools and brings her experience now to Seven Sins.

Annelies has a passion for travelling and changing her horizons. She loves trying different food and exploring new cultures.

Her main interests are music and watersports.

 

Kimberly Lotis - Stewardess

South Africa

Kimberly was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before starting her career on board luxury yachts, she graduated from Stellenbosch University with an honours degree in medical virology and molecular biology.

In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, surfing and reading and uses her time off in between seasons to travel and explore new places. Now in her second year in the industry, she hopes to make your stay onboard Seven Sins a fun and memorable one.

Lowie VANDEPUTTE - Chef

Belgium

From a young age, Lowie developed a real passion for food. While all his friends were interested in cartoons, Lowie was glued to the tv watching cooking shows

He started working as sous-Chef by the age of eighteen and fourteen months later was Chef de Partie at the Michelin Star restaurant La Duree, an impressive achievement to say the least.

Lowie loves to cook and loves the challenge of impressing guests with his tasty food and making them come back for more. He can be quite the entertainer. Very motivated in everything he does, when he is not in the galley, Lowie likes to free his mind at the gym or to ride his bike.