Our Crew

From the moment you and your guests are greeted by your Captain and escorted onboard, Antares’ crew will go above and beyond to ensure your charter experience exceeds all expectations.

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CAPTAIN – Cuan Odendaal

CAPTAIN – Cuan Odendaal

Cuan is from Cape Town South Africa and holds a Diploma in Tourism and Tour operations. He began his career as a Marine Logistics Supervisor in East Africa which originally equipped him with the skill set to lead yachting programs off the beaten path. In the past 10 years Cuan…

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FIRST MATE – James Speed

FIRST MATE – James Speed

James is also from South Africa and comes from a farming background where team work and self-discipline values are paramount to get the job done. After completing school, James joined a sailing vessel on delivery from Durban South Africa to Fort Lauderdale. He skippered many day sails from…

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ENGINEER – Raiarii (Rai)

ENGINEER – Raiarii (Rai)

Rai (Chin Ah You) is French and obtained a Degree in Mathematics and Informatics at the University of French Polynesia. He joined the industry as a deckhand and has cruised the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and United States on large charter yachts including M/Y Legacy and Helios 3. Rai is a qualified…

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CHIEF STEWARDESS – Sierra Storm

CHIEF STEWARDESS – Sierra Storm

Sierra’s goal is to provide guests with an outstanding level of service while on board Antares and she always has that welcoming smile and every detail covered for fun and relaxation. Sierra is a certified Yoga teacher, advanced mixologist, licensed Esthetician and ex owner of…

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SECOND STEWARDESS – Ana Trejo

SECOND STEWARDESS – Ana Trejo

Ana joins the Antares crew with fresh eyes trained to see beauty and a ready to succeed attitude. Ana grew up in the cosmopolitan of Mexico City, a very busy place. All the while dreaming one day she would live by the ocean. Her keen eye for…

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DECKHAND – Scotty Nethersole

DECKHAND – Scotty Nethersole

Scotty is originally from Zimbabwe and he grew up on his family farm in Lake Kariba. At an early age, Scotty loved the water and was an avid fisherman. As soon as he could begin working he began leading fishing trips and working with all kinds of water sports. This lead him into the love of Scuba diving and he worked at one of the most prestigious dive companies in South Africa…

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CHEF – Francis Johnson

CHEF – Francis Johnson

From an early age Francis has fond memories of family gatherings revolving around the dinner table. His love and inquisitive nature for exploring the world has enabled him to excel as a chef, gaining knowledge, flavours and techniques from many different countries. The experience from working in top Michelin restaurants in…

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