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

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

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)

Rai 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 engineer as well as…

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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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Growing up on the Gold Coast of Australia, Karly has always had a love for saltwater and the seaside. She has an outgoing, fun personality with a zest for life. At 18 Karly moved overseas to experience life in London. Karly then went on to…

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DECKHAND – Scotty Nethersole

Scotty is originally from Zimbabwe and grew up on his family farm in Lake Kariba. From an early age Scotty loved the water and was an avid fisherman. As soon as he could begin working he was leading fishing trips and working with all kinds of water sports. This led 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 – Michael Machado

Michael is from Toronto and graduated with honors from the Canadian Food and Wine Institute. Chef Michael has over ten years’ experience working in various five star restaurants, hotels and wineries. These have included Peller Estates Winery and Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake…

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