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:

Rodrigo Vasconcelos - Captain

Portugal

Captain Rodrigo has been cruising worldwide onboard sailing and motor yachts such as M/Y Hunter (Maiora 130ft), S/Y Marie (Vitesse 180ft), Explorer M/Y Qing (Cheoy Lee 149ft), M/Y Broadwater (Feadship 168ft), S/Y Twizzle (Royal Huisman 188ft), S/Y Pink Gin (Baltic 175ft). His calm personality and strong leadership is a guarantee of the ultimate safety for the guests, crew, environment and the vessel, while delivering unparalleled charter experience. Rodrigo is also a qualified Sailing & Windsurf Instructor, a Divemaster, a Maritime Tourism Guide and International Observer for North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO). 

Brandon Andrews - CHIEF OFFICER

South Africa

Brandon was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and spent some of his childhood growing up in Swaziland as well as Zambia before moving back.

Growing up nowhere near the ocean, he has always been drawn to it, falling in love with the idea of yachting when he first heard about it. In the five years he has spent in the industry he has sailed the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas and East coast of the US. Having recently qualified to become an officer Brandon is excited to see where the future of yachting takes him. In his spare time he loves to experience new cultures around him and is a fan of almost every sport.

Levi Pekelder - Chef

Dutch

Levi Pekelder (1993) is a Dutch chef who grew up in Asia and the Netherlands.

From a young age he developped a passion for food and meeting other cultures. Levi started working in a two star Michelin restaurant "& Samhoud Places” with Moshik Roth in Amsterdam by the age of eighteen. Eversince his career has succeeded and he still explores the highest Dutch gastronomic level. Leon Mazaraic (Chef "Podium onder de Dom” Utrecht) about Levi: 'His enthousiasm, diligence and passion is inspiring! He shows a tremendous commitment.' Levi is able to take you on a fantastic tasteful journey, through innovation, creativity and passion.

Focussing on the best local or seasonal products, delicate preparations and influences from international cuisines.

Anna Pawlowska - Chief stewardess

Poland

Anna was born in Poland and raised in the delightful suburb on the outskirts of Krakow.

After graduating from college, Anna travelled to UK, where she started a six-year career in hospitality, working at franchises including the Hilton Hotel & Restaurant chain. Taking her career one step further Anna decided to travel to Palma in search of her first job on board a Super Yacht in 2013, and loved every moment since. Her favourite part of the job is travelling to new destinations. In Anna’s spare time she loves to listen to music and reading books.

Hermine Greyling - 2nd Stewardess

South Africa

Hermine grew up in Cape Town, South Africa.

Growing up close to the beach, where she was surfing, snorkeling and diving daily.She has a passion for nature, the ocean, the outdoors and traveling. She studied exercise and movement science and played collegiate and professional golf in the States. In April 2016 she decided to join the yachting industry where she started her career as a stewardess and has spent her time since then on various charter and private vessels. Hermine has a passion for working with people and strives to provide the highest level of service for guests, combining her hospitality skills with her enthusiasm and positive energy, ensuring your stay onboard is both relaxing and enjoyable.

Michaela Ottova - Stewardess

Czech Republic

Michaela grew up in a beautiful wine region in the Czech Republic.

She started waitressing at the age of 14 in her home village and this where she discovered her passion for the hospitality industry. Her outgoing personality encouraged her to leave home at the young age of 18 to see the world. She moved to Antigua at this age to au pair for a family as well as waitressing at one of the best restaurants on the island. This is where she discovered the yachting industry and her love for the ocean which encouraged her to learn a second language. Her love and care for people shows in her service and she will always be seen with a smile while providing a good and happy atmosphere for those around her. Michaela loves music, dancing, traveling and meeting like-minded people that carry positive energy.

Karolina Seifertova - Stewardess

Czech Republic

Born and raised in the Prague in historical center of Czech republic, Caroline grew up in the heart of Europe.

The modest beginnings working in a gallery, she learned the value of punctuality & respect. However, she found a passion in creating art portfolios. It was here she developed a keen attention for detail that she brings to her work everyday. It was not long before Caroline decided she was ready to see more so she moved on to an Austrian ski resort where she gained experience in hospitality while enjoying the beauty of the mountains. She already has visited 26 countries on all continents, but her heart belongs to the Caribbean. Along the way, she fell in love with the yoga which brings balance and harmony to every aspect of her life. You might find her looking out to sea gaining inspiration for her next poem. Carolina’s next adventure is yachting.

Shaun Phillips - Bosun

South Africa

Shaun is proudly a Bosun, it has been a quite a fun journey for him so far!

From his farm roots in South Africa to seeing the world in 5 years.  He has had the privilege of working and gaining valuable experience on amazing super yachts like MY Blue Moon 60m, MY Tranquility 45m, My Lady M II 50m, MY Apogee 65m and still to date holds the record of the furthest super yacht North ever travelled. He has a love for the ocean and all animals like no other, a passion for fishing which has lead him to his choice of a career on the High Seas. He also enjoys hunting, most sports and a good game of golf. He communicates well with all age groups, cultures and backgrounds and his friendly personality has anybody feeling right at home!

Rhys Evans - Deckhand - Water Sports Instructor

England

Rhys is 26 years old and is from the UK where lives in Hampshire. 

Rhys has been yachting for 3 years cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean on both private and charter yachts. He grew up swimming competitively for Great Britain so loves to be in the water as much as he can. He has a passion for working in hospitality and as our Water Sports Instructor he will ensure guests have an incredible time both onboard and out on the water. Before yachting Rhys worked for Jaguar Land Rover as a sales executive where he discovered that he enjoyed providing high end service and working with prestigious cars.

Lewis Brailsford - Deckhand

England

Lewis is 21 years old and from the UK.

After an intensive 8 month cadetship at UKSA, he joined yachting which he has been in for 3 years. In which time he has cruised the South Pacific, Mediterranean and the Middle East. Lewis has always been passionate about the ocean and loves to spend his times either in or around it as much as possible. His main hobbies include Sailing, Windsurfing, Scuba diving and swimming. Prior to yachting Lewis was a Swimming teacher/Lifeguard. 

Nikola Pekic - Chief Engineer

Croatia

Nikola was born in Zadar, Croatia by the Adriatic Sea coast.

He grew up on a small island and since childhood spent most of his time on the sea and always dreamt of becoming a seaman.
After finishing Maritime high school, he started sailing on commercial vessels and worked there for five years and then joined the yacht industry in 2017.  
He has been working as a Second and then Chief Engineer on yachts from 30 to 55 meters.
In his free time Nikola is a big fan of photography, playing the guitar and especially of spending the time on a small fishing boat with his friends and family.