CAPTAIN MURRAY ALEXANDER BALCOMB 32 years old
Murray was born in 1987 and is from South Africa. He has had extensive sailing experience on Oyster yachts since 2010. His yachting qualifications include: IYT Master of Yachts Limited/Unlimited, Advanced Sea Survival (OOW), AEC, STCW 95, and more. He has a passion for sailing and has sailed over 80,000 nautical miles, completed 9 Atlantic crossings, and 3 Pacific crossings.
Captain Murray has an outgoing personality and always a great disposition. His interests include fishing, motocross, scuba diving, and water sports.
MATE ALIZE BRE 33 years old
Alize Bre was born in France in 1986. Her yachting background includes RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, international yacht training, French boating license, and PADI Open water scuba instructor. Her work experience since 2011 involves motor and sailing yachts from 62 up to 106 ft. She possesses excellent communication skills and can meet every guest’s demands.
Alize is fluent in French and English with a basic knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
CHEF KARL PARKER 35 years old
Karl’s career began in his hometown of Exeter in the south west of England where he learnt from mentors such as Michael Caines MBE.
Karl went on to continue his passion for cooking in Iconic venues such as Sydney Opera House and Manchester United Football Club.
He has a wealth of experience spanning 20 years and over 30 countries, Enabling him to deliver high quality and healthy cuisine to high profile clients in some of the worlds best ski chalets, villas and private households.
Karl discovered his love for life on the seas 4 years ago and continues to deliver anything his guests desire from flavour packed Asian fusion cuisine to quintessentially British classics.
Karl’s ethos is to use only the finest, freshest, local and seasonal produce available. He loves to deliver an incredible dining experience with a wow factor that customers simply love.
HOSTESS JOANNE WAYNE 33 years old
Jo is from Cambridge in the UK where she spent most of her career in property and event management. After meeting Karl our chef she took the plunge and began a new life in yachting. She has never looked back and loves the opportunities to travel and meet new people from around the globe. Interests : Snowboarding, Skiing, Cooking, Theatre & Running.