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:

Robert Chapman - Captain (Rotation)

Irish

Robert (Bobby) grew up in small seaside village in Ireland and has been around boats and the sea all his life. He comes from a family of seafarers and at the early age of 17 became one of Ireland’s youngest qualified deep sea mariners. With 15 years in the yachting industry, Robert is master 3000 GT qualified and on board Seven Sins since 2021, Robert is looking forward to take you on a discovery of the many beautiful bays, anchorages and towns of the Mediterranean. Robert enjoys, water sport, snowboarding and golf.

 

Mario Merl - Captain (Rotation)

Austrian

Brandon Andrews - First Officer

South African

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

Polish

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.

Rhys Evans - Bosun - Water Sports Instructor

British

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.

Lydia Charman - 2nd Stewardess

British

Jamie Love - Deckhand

British

Mia Roig - Stewardess

British

Mia was born in Liverpool and now lives in Essex, in the South-East of London. Before joining the industry, she studied Beauty Therapy and worked in the promotions industry in Ibiza. Mia has been in the yachting industry since April 2017, and joined Seven Sins as a Stewardess in November 2021, bringing her exceptional experience in service and housekeeping. Mia is a positive, charismatic and professional crew member, who is always interested in ensuring each guest has a perfect vacation. In her time away from the boat Mia enjoys remaining fit and exploring new restaurants in different places. 

Lewis Brailsford - Deckhand

British

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. 

Alexa Spitzer - Stewardess

South African

Nikola Pekic - Chief Engineer

Croatian

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.