What is your favourite feature on board TITANIA?
Probably the sauna in the beach club, you can spend a few hours using watersports, in the gym, or doing whatever high paced activity takes your fancy, and then really wind down there.
What essential item would you recommend every guest takes on charter?
Seriously, all guests need to bring is a passport. TITANIA has everything any guest could need on board and if we don’t have it, we can always get it.
What two recommendations would you suggest to enjoy a charter on board TITANIA to the full?
Try something (activity or experience) you wouldn’t normally try on any other holiday.
Forget the busy world you left behind for the time you are on board… you deserve to take this time for yourself.
What is your favourite cruising ground?
I don’t have one particular favourite spot or area, but I do love clear, warm turquoise water, clean beaches and balmy temperatures.
TITANIA is available in the Caribbean this winter. How much experience do you have cruising in the Caribbean and do you have a preferred itinerary/archipelago?
I have spent many years cruising different islands in the Caribbean, and I can’t say that I have a preferred itinerary. For any charter, I put together a personalised itinerary based on the charterer’s preferences.
What is your favourite Caribbean island? What three things would you recommend doing there?
Guadeloupe would have to be one of my favourite Caribbean islands. It has the French vibe, good surfing conditions, great diving and you can BBQ on the beach like a local.
What is your favourite activity while in the Caribbean?
I have three favourite activities - surfing, wind surfing and diving, but not all islands have surf, so we use our electric Jetsurf, and I am looking forward to getting out the new wing kite when there is some wind.
What makes TITANIA’s crew stand out?
As mentioned previously, the crew on TITANIA really are seasoned professionals. We can organise a range of activities and experiences tailored to the guests we have on board and what they feel like doing on any given day. In addition to the best service and friendly and welcoming crew, we have two massage therapists, a personal trainer, beautician and hair stylist within the crew who are all happy to provide their services.
What do you think will surprise/please the charter guests the most about TITANIA?
On TITANIA, we have all bases covered. There is nothing we don’t have or cannot make happen.
What measures do you have in place to reassure guests that TITANIA is a safe place in light of COVID?
We have all the available information with the latest news regarding safety. TITANIA’s crew are regularly tested and we will continue with testing as long as we deem necessary.
How do you foresee the Caribbean winter season going with regards to COVID and access to the islands?
The only thing I see as any sort of challenge is receiving our guests in a safe manner. We will be looking for the safest way for them to arrive and how we can transfer them from the airport to TITANIA with minimal outside contact. Cruising will be dependent on which islands are welcoming superyachts and guests, however, once the guests are on board I do not foresee any problems. TITANIA has everything on board – all the toys you can imagine, fantastic chefs, and we always ensure that we are in the best spot we can be. Once on board, it will be business as usual.
Where next for TITANIA?
We are making some new additions to TITANIA in our very short shipyard period, then we will be crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean, with our first stop in Antigua, all things going well.
Finally, what do you enjoy most about being TITANIA’s captain?
Professionals. I like working with professionals and leading a team at the top of their game. Teamwork is what makes TITANIA one of the best charter yachts in the industry.
Interview: November 2020