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Paulo Guedes, Captain (rotation)

Paulo began his yachting career at the age of 17 on commercial dive vessels in Australia and has since gained extensive experience in the luxury yachting industry. Paulo, with his wife Lizzie, have built a strong reputation over the past 12 years for running highly successful charters in a professional yet relaxed manner throughout the Caribbean, East coast USA and Mediterranean. The 4 years on their previous vessel were no exception boasting a 90% return client basis with continued superlative feedback from all. Light hearted, friendly and always with a smile captain Paulo will endeavor to make your trip onboard Sweet Escape a truly memorable occasion. When not chartering, Paulo enjoys water sports, snowboarding and seeing family and friends back at home in Australia.

Beez Evans, Captain (rotation)

Born on the island of Bermuda, Beez was raised by a family of mariners and entrepreneurs. From an early age he took to the ocean in both sail and power craft. Beez taught and sailed competitively in his teens, while also acting as mate on commercial tour and dinner boats. At eighteen he earned his captains license and began running the same vessels. Beez attended high school in New England and university in Florida. At 25 he entered the world of luxury yachting as a captain on a 30m between Florida and the Bahamas. Over the past ten years Beez has run several busy charter yachts throughout the East Coast and Caribbean. When off-rotation Beez makes his home in the British Virgin Islands where he owns a restaurant and day charter operation.

Alastair Andrews, Engineer

Al grew up sailing dinghies and spending time on the family yacht in ‘The City of Sails’ Auckland, New Zealand. Since his early teenage years he has had a passion for engineering pulling apart and fixing all things mechanical. After a number of years in the corporate life the water was calling and Al spent time teaching watersports working on volunteer medical ships and finally found his place in luxury yachting incorporating his love of the ocean, travel and engineering. Friendly and always looking to lend a helpful hand Al is never too far away… and easy to spot at 6'5"!

Kdn Lyne, Chef

Kdn grew up on an organic farm near the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland, Australia and developed a passion for growing and cooking food from an early age. After starting his apprenticeship at age 14, and then at age 16 he moved to Sydney and began his career in fine dining under internationally acclaimed chef Dietmar Sawyere, learning techniques used in French gastronomy, Japanese presentation and fusion cuisine. Over the past 15 years as a chef he has broadened his repertoire working in some of Australia’s best restaurants, and in 2005 he decided to take his skills and start a career on yachts. Over the years Kdn has had extensive experience catering for a range of dietary needs as well as creating delicious healthy spa menus. In 2009 Kdn won the annual Concours de Chef Competition in Antigua highlighting his cooking talent and ability to create Award winning menus. In his free time he enjoys surfing, diving, snowboarding, cooking and dining out.

Glenn Bymolt, First Officer

Glenn was born and raised in Auckland New Zealand, spending most weekends on the water either fishing or skiing. After school he completed his boatbuilding apprenticeship and spent 11 years building yachts at McMullen and Wing in Auckland. In his spare time Glenn gets out fishing whenever possible, otherwise enjoys riding motocross, or spending time in the gym. Glenn has his own trailer boat in New Zealand and loves taking friends and family out whenever possible. Glenn started yachting in 2008 in Fort Lauderdale and has travelled thousands of miles around the Atlantic and Pacific exploring different towns, ports and anchorages.

Jordan Gibson, First Mate

Jordan was born on the East Coast of New Zealand. From a very young age he would spend every weekend fishing, sailing and surfing. After finishing school, he became a snowboard instructor in NZ and then following the winter season to Utah, Park City. Feeling the warmer weather, and the love for the ocean, the yachts began to call his name; he made the move from solid water to liquid. With traveling being a major part of his lifestyle, he jumped at the opportunity to work onboard and has continued to develop his skills for the yachting life.

Amy Cook, Chief Stewardess

Amy Cook was raised in the country town of Millicent, South Australia where she pursued a career as a travel agent. After seven years of creating ‘holidays of a lifetime’ for clients, she moved to upstate New York. In 2012 Amy qualified as a sommelier after working at a winery for two summers; a great glass of wine is one of Amy’s favorite indulgences. She then made her way down to the sunshine coast of Florida and began her yachting career. Most of Amy’s experience ranges from 30m to 50m yachts. The pleasure in yachting for Amy is meeting new people and visiting new destinations. Amy’s great demeanor, extensive knowledge of wine, silver service, and bartending will without doubt add copious joy to your stay onboard Sweet Escape. Amy’s hobbies include life’s new adventures, snowboarding, wakeboarding, reading and music

Nichola Shaw, Second Stewardess

Nic grew up in the Hertfordshire, South East of England and then moved to Manchester to complete a degree in Zoology. With an interest in Marine Conservation, she chose to work on the ocean as a dolphin research assistant in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. After graduating she pursued another love – chocolate! – returning to work for the British Chocolate Company, Hotel Chocolat. After 9 months of selling (and eating!) a lot of chocolate, the opportunity came up once again to live and work on the ocean. Never one to pass up on the chance to travel and work in new places, Nic left the chocolate world and joined the yachting industry.

Kerrie "Kiki" Slater, Third Stewardess

Kiki is from Tauranga on the North Island in New Zealand. Straight from high school Kiki pursued a career in hairdressing where she styled, colored and cut for 7 years including a couple of these years based at a salon in Ireland. Kiki loves putting pencil to paper and drawing with quite an artistic flare which soon lead her to follow a dream of getting into fashion studying in Sydney for a couple of years. With a number of friends in the yachting industry Kiki was soon encouraged to join and it was an easy transition with a love of the ocean, travel and hospitality. Kiki has now been in the industry for 1 and 1/2 years and looks forward to furthering her career and traveling around the seven seas.