Charter Yacht Martha Ann Crew

Martha Ann

Martha Ann

Length: 70.10m  (229'11"ft) / Guests: 12 / Built: 2008

Martha Ann Crew

  • Zak Matten
    Zak Matten
    Captain Matten is originally from Scotland and brings with him more than 23 years of seagoing experience. Zak began his career on fishing boats, he then moved onto sail boats with a natural progression to luxury mega yachts. He has an extensive knowledge of many lovely coastlines having cruised the northern and southern hemispheres of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Zak also has many years of experience cruising the Mediterranean as well as the Caribbean. Zak's global cruising knowledge, together with his Seven years as Captain aboard MARTHA ANN, guarantees your journey will be unforgettable, whether your desire is to visit trendy luxury resorts or to seek out the most secluded and unique ports of call.
  • Leo Hammett
    Leo Hammett
    First Officer
    Originating from the south of England, Leo found his passion on the water at an early age after spending many summers on and in Chichester Harbour. Leo soon found an interest in Sailing and started racing after which he become a Sailing instructor in both Ibiza and Australia. His love for the ocean, travel and the prospect of eternal sunshine led him to yachting in 2009 where he has been fortunate to sail many oceans.
  • William Davies
    William Davies
    Billy started sailing at a young age with his father and has had a passion for the sea ever since. He worked for three years in Croatia and Greece as a sailing yacht skipper and instructor before joining the super yacht industry. Billy has a natural passion for the industry and together with his love for the ocean he is excited to further his career in the industry.
  • Etienne Psaila
    Etienne Psaila
    Etienne was born and raised in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta. Growing up he discovered a passion for the sea and together with his love for adventure Etienne found his dream career in yachting from a young age.
  • Federico Mendez
    Federico Mendez
    Federico is an avid Argentinian who spent years dedicated to studying piano and tango. One of his many skills includes carpentry. Federico spent six years as a dental technician before finding an interest in this industry. He has enjoyed the experience to date and is eager to develop a lasting career.
  • Christian Fagan
    Christian Fagan
    Christian has just recently joined yachting and is determined to learn and grow within the industry. He is young, enthusiastic and ready to excel in all aspect. Christian hopes to grow within the industry and slowly move up the ranks as he sees this as a prospective career path.
  • Duncan King
    Duncan King
    South African
    Duncan has recently graduated from the University of Cape Town with honors in Financial Analysis and Project Management. After six years of studying Duncan decided that taking a break to see the world would be his next path in life. He has joined his triplet sister on Martha Ann and looks forward to the busy season ahead.
  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen
    Chief Engineer
    Anders is from Nibe, Denmark. After college, he started his seagoing career at Maersk on large container ships as a Marine Engineer Officer. Anders moved up the ranks at Maersk and six years ago transitioned to the world of luxury super yachts on board MARTHA ANN. Anders brings with him invaluable knowledge and engineering experience.
  • Claus Pedersen Varkil
    Claus Pedersen Varkil
    Second Engineer
    Claus has a background in the merchant navy and has worked in different types of power plants in Denmark. He now enjoys working with the "all-Dane" Engineering team on board MARTHA ANN and enjoys what the yachting industry has to offer.
  • Lars Anderson
    Lars Anderson
    Third Engineer
    Lars studied to become an electrician with an emphasis on technology. Lars greatly enjoys travelling the world by yacht while utilizing his technical background and is a great asset to the Martha Ann team.
  • Vanessa C. Matten
    Vanessa C. Matten
    Born and raised on the island of Malta it was just a question of time that Vanessa would move out to conquer the sea. Vanessa started her career as accountant and hotel manager on Malta which she left to manage luxury hotel in the Knightsbridge of London. Her cheerful and kind personality and the ability to speak 5 languages fluently helped her to find her final port of call in the yachting Industry, which Vanessa joined 8 years ago. Prior to M/Y Martha Ann Vanessa worked on the M/Y Xania, M/Y The World is not enough and the 165’ M/Y Casino Royale, where she was as well in charge of the outfitting of the interior during construction, and upon completion, she was Chief Stewardess/Purser aboard. In her free time Vanessa can be found outdoors, hiking, rafting or enjoying the work at her farm in Brittany . Whenever the time allows she plays polo, a sport she grew up with and which she says is her greatest passion.
  • Sarah King
    Sarah King
    South African
    Assistant Purser
    Sarah grew up in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In addition to her two university degrees, Sarah is a trained classical ballet dancer and has completed her Advanced and Teacher's levels in this discipline. She embarked on a yachting career with the aim of fulfilling her passion for traveling as well as to embrace the opportunity of working with people from all over the world.
  • Tamara Steiger
    Tamara Steiger
    Head Chef
    Tamara has extensive experience in a myriad of cuisines with guest satisfaction her prime focus using seasonal and locally grown fresh produce. She will exceed your vision of gastronomic perfection with unique pairings of modern and traditional dishes. Tamara’s artisanal breads, sugar works, petit gateaux, chocolate show pieces and pastries are sure to please the most discerning epicure. Tamara has been the culinary expert aboard MARTHA ANN for over 6 years, with a total of 12 years on yachts - over 4 oceans and seas.
  • David Harman
    David Harman
    New Zealander
    Sous Chef
    Dave is a culinary-trained chef who has worked in 5 star hotels and restaurants in New Zealand before moving to Europe to experience the super yacht industry. He enjoys being able to select food from the amazing local markets, particularly in Asia, as well as delving into the diverse cultures of his travels.
  • Amara Hochberg
    Amara Hochberg
    New Zealander
    Chief Stewardess
    Amara grew up in New Zealand and after traveling Europe she had always wanted to return. After studying Event management, she decided to choose a career by incorporating work and travel.
  • Lydia Charlesworth
    Lydia Charlesworth
    Second Stewardess
    Lydia spent 10 years working in hotels, cocktail bars & restaurants throughout the UK, Spain & France as well as working as a Chalet hostess before joining the yachting industry 3 years ago as a service stewardess.
  • Justine Bliss
    Justine Bliss
    New Zealander
    Third Stewardess
    Justine grew up on a farm at the most northern tip of New Zealand. After attending boarding school, she moved to the capital Wellington to study Travel, Tourism and Business and this is where she gained her passion for the hospitality industry. After working in many fine dining restaurants on Hamilton Island in Queensland, Australia, Justine set sail for the yachting industry where she has combined her passion for customer service and travel. Justine is excited to be aboard Martha Ann and looks forward to the exciting new opportunity to develop her knowledge on this larger yacht.
  • Yuliana Moreno Suarez
    Yuliana Moreno Suarez
    Head of Housekeeping
    Yuliana grew up in Cali, Colombia. Having worked in administration for several years, Yuliana wanted to see more of the world and decided to change her career path in order to do so. Since then she has worked in the industry for nine years and believes she has found her passion. Having worked on various other yachts and traveled all corners of the world, Yuliana is a true asset to the MARTHA ANN team, bringing both culture and drive to the interior team.
  • Anna Belton
    Anna Belton
    Anna grew up in a small town in Somerset where she gained a passion for hospitality and luxury service from the age of 16 by working in local hotels and restaurants. After completing a BTEC in Media Studies and Event Management she decided to continue her passion by starting a career in the luxury yachting industry and fulfilling her dream of travelling and working aboard yachts.
  • Frida Blom
    Frida Blom
    Frida was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Frida spent a lot of time during her childhood sailing around the Mediterranean and Asia, which developed her passion for traveling, exploring and sparked her interest in yachting. After studying sociology in college, Frida went on to assist teaching underprivileged children. Later she entered the hospitality industry working in several restaurants and bars in Stockholm. After gaining experience on her previous yacht, Frida is looking to develop her knowledge and skills on board MARTHA ANN.
  • Tessa Haggard
    Tessa Haggard
    South African
    Tessa was born and raised in the small agricultural town of Sterkstroom, in the heart of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. She attended a farm school in Dordrecht and later in Queenstown. Tessa's desire to explore destinations and cultures the polar opposite of her life experiences lead Tessa to pursue a job in yachting.

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