Captain: Mark Jones
From Wales in the United Kingdom, Mark has been a keen sailor since the age of 7. Having been a member of the Royal National Life Boat Institute for 3 years, he gained experience in boat handling and working under pressure. Mark has worked his way up in the yachting industry since 2007, crewing on large 252ft, 200ft and 180ft yachts, acquiring much private and charter experience. He has gathered vast yacht location berth and anchorage knowledge, including, but not limited to the Black Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Adriatic Sea. Mark completed his MCA 3000gt Master license in 2016. He has been a part of the BROADWATER program since 2014 and this is his third vessel with the owner. He loves all things pertaining to the sea and will ensure that your time spent partaking in seafaring activities is thoroughly entertaining and safe. When Mark isn’t overseeing your flawless experience, you can find him at home in North Carolina with his wife and daughter.
Rotational First Officer: Lance Hartley
Lance grew up between a cattle ranch in Zimbabwe and a quiet suburb in Johannesburg. Most of his enthusiasm for the ocean started at the age of 12 when he sailed the Greek Islands for 2 weeks in 1999. After finishing his degree in Finance and Accounting in the States, Lance decided to put off becoming office bound and work to save the money to start a career in yachting instead, by managing the flagship store of South Africans version of Abercrombie & Fitch. After 15months he had reached his goal and set off for the South of France to find his dream job. Lance has his MCA Chief Mate 3000gt license and working towards his Master 3000gt license. With over 6 and half years of sailing and working on large yachts worldwide, Lance joined Broadwater. Enjoy an exotic cocktail while Lance and his dedicated deck team plans your perfect day on the water, water sports activities or excursions ashore.
Bosun: Gareth Suckling
Gareth is originally from Durban, South Africa, though he grew up in Maryland from the age of 8 years old. He pursued general studies in college for two years and upon finishing school he transitioned into a role in his father’s carpentry business, though he had truly started learning the trade long before college and hence massed over 10 years of carpentry experience before following his love of the water onto his first job on a yacht with team Broadwater. To say that Gareth is excited to be here is an understatement. In his down time you will find him playing soccer, surfing and fishing.
Deckhand: Ryan Goodson
Ryan was born and raised in New Zealand and grew up on the water form a very young age. Ryan previously owned a 29ft sloop sail boat in New Zealand and has done a lot of sailing in his time which led him to start pursuing a career in the Yachting Industry, taking with him the experiences and skills he learnt along the way. Ryan’s life centers around the water from boating, surfing, fishing, diving, wakeboarding, waterskiing and rowing. With his passion for the water, his new venture on Broadwater proves to be a good fit.
Chef: Stuart Lewis
Stuart was born in Lincolnshire, UK and was practically raised in his parent’s bakeries. Blessed with food preparation in his genes, he graduated from Grimsby Institute with a culinary diploma at the ripe age of 19 and headed off to London for further training. Securing a position as a Jr. Sous Chef in a 3 AA Rosette Hotel for two years, he was able to gain the fine dining experience and molecular gastronomy expertise that would lay the foundation for his impressive career. Stuart’s desire for travel and adventure has landed him in London’s embassies, Florida’s country clubs, New York’s platinum-rated restaurants and private French and Swiss Diamond chalets. Two years ago, he decided to try his luck on the sea and worked his way from Sous to Head Chef on a 60-meter Lurssen in just six months’ time. With titles ranging from London’s 2013 Chef of the year to young chef of the year in Europe 2014, Stuart brings his A game to M/Y Broadwater. He looks forward to stimulating guest’s palate with cuisine from all over the world and wowing lunch and dinner tables alike. To see more of his work, look Stuart up on Instagram, @cheftstuartlewis
Rotational Chief Stewardess: Rebecca Kearl
Rebecca was born and raised in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder and spent four years after university living and working in Argentina. Rebecca interned at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires in the Press and Events Department, as well as carried out a number of Personal Assistant roles during her time with the State Department. She moved back to the US five years ago to pursue a career in private service and attended Butler School in Denver with the intention of going into estate management, however, she was intrigued by the yachting industry and decided to try her hand at private service by sea. This is her tenth season in the industry and Rebecca’s outgoing personality, passion for service and love of travel keeps her enthusiasm for her job in full bloom. Rebecca is committed to exceeding guests’ expectations while enjoying all of the unique experiences, opportunities and challenges that the yachting industry has to offer. Her hobbies include learning languages, exercising, yoga, skateboarding, basketball and real estate.
Rotational Chief Stewardess: Leigh-Anne Cawood
Leigh-Anne is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her degree at university in Hospitality Management where she gained a thorough general knowledge of customer service, management, housekeeping and laundry skills which prepared her well for her new venture in yachting. Broadwater is her only vessel and she is thrilled to be a part of our team. Prior to yachting, Leigh-Anne was employed with a leading luxury tour operating company and during her time there her desire for travel increased immensely, hence securing her desire to set out for the USA and secure a position on a motor yacht as a Stewardess. Leigh-Anne loves to hike, travel and has a great interest in photography and the outdoors.
Second Stewardess: Ella Yeandle
Spending her childhood growing up in the beautiful southern English countryside of Devon, Ella fortunately spent most of her
youth outdoors horseback riding or partaking in many different sports, such as rock climbing, kayaking and surfing. After studying
Art at Queen Elizabeth’s College, she started working in Hospitality and waitressed often at stunning weddings across the country.
Traveling all across Europe hiking, thrill seeking, Ella then settled down in the French alps, working at a quaint French Delicatessen
as well as being the shop owners family’s Nanny. This then led her to Travel further across the globe to New Zealand and is where
her love for the Sea truly blossomed, whilst sailing around the incredible Bay of islands. She worked in many popular areas, where
her experience for the service industry expanded and keen to put her new knowledge to work, Ella then left her land based lifestyle
and joined her first Yacht at the Monaco Boat show back in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. Ella’s Interests include Nutrition &
well-being, Fitness, tasting foreign cuisines, exploring new countries and going off the beaten track.
Third Stewardess: Chantal De Bruin
Originally from Durban in South Africa, Chantal started her life in corporate industry eventually working as an executive for Jaguar Land Rover, before finally succumbing to her love of the sea. Having been raised on the coast she has a natural wanderlust and after travelling all over the world for pleasure she finally settled into the yachting industry, joining M/Y Broadwater in January 2017. When not giving the best service possible Chantal loves to explore new places and anything that involves the outdoors
Rotational Chief Engineer: Scott Butler
Scott is from Durban, South Africa. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Caterpillar in South Africa and then began working on an oil rig before joining his first yacht at the age of 21. He started in the industry as a deckhand prior to transitioning into his true passion of engineering. His favorite part of his job is the challenges he is presented with and subsequently finding solutions for them. Scott recently purchased an equestrian farm in South Africa and he enjoys spending his time away there as well as free diving and spear fishing.
Second Engineer: Will Smith
Will was born and raised on a dairy farm in the South West of England. Much of his childhood and summer holidays were spent
working on the family farm, and is where his foundation and interests in all things mechanical were born. After school will pursued
his interests in engineering which landed him a sought after apprenticeship with the prestigious plane manufacturer, Airbus. After
completing his three year apprenticeship with Airbus, Will decided it was time for a break from work, and undertook his greatest
challenge to date. In 2010 Will and his friend broke a world record by becoming the youngest pair to row the Atlantic Ocean in a
race that spanned 80 days at sea. It’s from this experience that Will found out about yachting. He spent the last three years studying
Marine engineering, at the renowned Warsash Maritime Academy in England, and is now loving his new life in Yachting.
Rotational First Officer: Jacques De Klerk
Jacques is originally from Pretoria, South Africa, but spends most of his time in Cape Town when he is not motor yachting around the world. After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Chartered Accountancy, he gave up numbers in search of a more compelling career and joined the yachting industry in 2012, he hasn’t looked back since. Currently Jacques holds his Officer of the Watch 300gt license and is working towards Master 3000gt License. Since joining the world of yachting he has worked on a variety of vessels ranging from 50-70metres and in that time has cruised the East Coast of USA, North America, Cuba, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia, Montenegro and Caribbean. Jacques has always lived an active lifestyle, and when not onboard, he enjoys travelling the world, exploring new countries and experiencing new cultures.
Rotational Chief Engineer: Theo Smit
Theo was born and raised surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery that is Cape Town, South Africa. His strong love for the outdoors landed him a position as an adventure tour guide throughout the whole of Africa, showing tourists everything from the Namib Desert to Zambia’s Victoria Falls. In 2009 Theo embarked on a new adventure on the sea and his engineering and travel skills married happily with his transition to the world of yachting. Theo has been trained by a number of the best engineers the industry has to offer and recently achieved his Chief Engineer (Y3) License. When he isn’t working (which is rare!) you can find him exploring the outdoors, hiking, watching sports and spending time with his family in South Africa.
Rotational Captain: Kevin Klatt
Kevin spent his youth growing up in the Midwest, United States around lake Michigan and southern parts of California. While buckling down with his studies in Green Bay, WI for Sports Medicine his heart brought him to San Diego, CA. He continued his education with emphasis on massage therapy and personal training. During this time, he was introduced to the wonderful world of yachting and hasn’t looked back since. Kevin has worked on various yachts and holds a MCA chief Mat 3000gt license. He has traveled the East and West coast of the United States, Great Lakes, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Mediterranean. He loves the outdoors where he can play volleyball, a round of golf, or hit the waves Kite-Surfing. Whether you would like to take a tender ride to explore beaches, grab some snorkel gear and find local sea life, or go for a relaxing paddleboard session, he will be more than happy to show you a memorable experience.
Lead Deckhand: Austin Miller
Originally from just north of Chicago, Austin Miller spent much of his childhood traveling with his family. He spent a few years living in a small town outside of Paris and believes it was then that he developed a strong desire to see the world. Austin obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics while playing Division 1 baseball throughout his studies at Butler University. Not being able to fathom a life behind a desk, he set his sights on the world of yachting and headed to Florida. It is his hard working attitude, active lifestyle, and love of travel that lead him to his newly found nautical career. In his spare time, Austin enjoys anything and everything outdoors, he is an avid backpacker and has a growing interest and passion for drone photography/videography.
Fourth Stewardess: Alicia Porter
Alicia Porter grew up in a small farming community near South of Akron, Ohio. She found her way into the hospitality industry at a young age and hasn’t looked back since. Blessed with a natural knack for service and guest relations, she easily worked her way up to management at high-end restaurants and bars, all of which hold several Open Table nominations. In an effort to pair her hospitality knowledge with her desire to see the world, Alicia decided to take a chance and try her luck in yachting. This is Alicia’s first season in yachting and she’s thrilled to set her skills and take her hospitality knowledge to the next level. When she’s not traveling the world on Broadwater, she enjoys skydiving, riding roller coasters, good food, bike riding, being a student and teacher of yoga and all things adventurous.