SY TWILIGHT | YOUR CREW

OUR HIGH FUNCTIONING AND DEDICATED CREW REFLECT THE VERY ESSENCE OF SY -TWILIGHT HERSELF
THEY WILL BE AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING ON YOUR VOYAGE WORKING SEAMLESSLY
TO ENSURE YOUR TIME ABOARD IS TRULY UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

KATHY PENNINGTON

KATHY PENNINGTON

Captain

A Captain for over a decade, Kathy’s career in Superyachts has taken her a long way from her original home in Cape Town, South Africa. Her most recent role was as Skipper on the 36 metre sailing ketch “Tiziana”, a well known Med-based charter yacht with a great reputation which cruised all over the Mediterranean during her time on board. Immensely proud to be amongst the few female superyacht captains, Kathy learned her trade at a very early age. Her father has been huge influence in her life and his passion for sailing surrounded and inspired her formative years when they sailed together in Cape Town and on the Vaal dam in Johannesburg. Soon realizing sailing as her first love, Kathy sought to make it her chosen profession. Following the completion of her qualifications Kathy trained and worked as a full-time scuba diving instructor, gaining further valuable experience restoring boats and undertaking Yacht deliveries on her journey to achieving Captain status. Kathy and her dedicated hands-on team are delighted to welcome you on board Twilight, and together they will work hard to make your time on Twilight a truly unforgettable and wonderful experience.

JEAN MATTHEE

JEAN MATTHEE

Chef

Born in South Africa, Twilight’s fun loving Chef Jéan offers guests a contemporary take on Mediterranean cuisine, heavily influenced by his extensive travels around the world whilst retaining infusions of his South African roots. Prior to getting into Superyachts he worked in fine dining restaurants in both the UK and South Africa, and his most recent role was a four year period as sole yacht chef on the 40 metre motoryacht “Tanvas”. A keen traveller, in his spare time you are most likely to find Jean either behind the lens of a camera or with a fishing rod in hand, and if you are lucky enough to hook a big Tuna or Mahi Mahi during your holiday, then if you wish Jéan can certainly give you a crash course in landing, cleaning and cooking that beautiful fresh fish on the spot! Chef Jéan looks forward to guiding you through the best possible culinary experience while on board Twilight and is very happy to cater for any special diets or allergies.

BIARTA GARLAND

BIARTA GARLAND

Chief stewardess

Born and raised in Australia, Chief Stewardess Biarta spent her formative years close to the Great Ocean Road. Having spent most of her life by the sea it was a natural progression to pursue a career on the water, and as a child and young adult she always adored the beach. She has developed an interest in the arts along with diving, paddle boarding and Yoga and been inspired by the adventure she has experienced and enjoyed throughout her worldwide travels. Having always been blessed with an eye for detail and a passion for providing unrivalled service, she will ensure your stay on board is an exceptional one.

ALEXANDRIA DEKKER

ALEXANDRIA DEKKER

Second stewardess

Alexandria was brought up on the gulf coast of south florida. Surrounded by the waters of Sanibel Island, is where she quickly adapted a passion for the outdoors. Eighteen years later, she ventured over to the east coast of florida in search of something more. There she studied at Broward College, before realizing the yachting industry was in her minds sight. Some of her passions include permaculture, fishing, beekeeping, and sustainable design. She hopes that one day, her hospitality experience gained in the yachting industry will allow her to build a luxurious villa for others to enjoy.

WAYNE JACOBSZ

WAYNE JACOBSZ

Engineer

Wayne was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He grew up loving anything water related and was an avid water skier from a very young age. He studied at the University of Pretoria where he received his BiS degree in Multimedia followed by a year and half in the related industry, but there was always something missing in his life. He wanted to follow his dreams of seeing and exploring the world. He sold all his possessions and spent his savings to get started in yachting. After a couple of months he made his way to the Caribbean on a small 46ft yacht that left Cape Town in 2009. It was from there where he got his first job on a luxury sail yacht and has never looked back. Wayne likes scuba diving, wakeboarding, snorkeling, hiking and a new passion discovered in California, snowboarding. He loves tinkering and is always on top of new gadgets introduced into the market.

SEAN MCRORY

SEAN MCRORY

Mate

Sean was born and raised in Rome, to Irish parents. He attended an International School in Rome where his love for languages was encouraged and he is fluent in English, Italian and French. Having grown up in an International environment, Sean can relate to many different cultures and feels at home engaging with all. Upon finishing school, Sean went to university in England at Sussex University to read International Relations and French, which included spending a year abroad in Bordeaux at one of the top Political Science universities. Sean is also a very keen sportsman and musician having competed in various competitions for Tennis in both Italy and Ireland at regional level. He has also performed in various groups at school and University playing percussion and drums.