Charter Yacht The Mercy Boys Crew

The Mercy Boys

The Mercy Boys

Length: 49.95m  (163'10"ft) / Guests: 12 / Built: 1985

The Mercy Boys Crew

  • Phil Gowing
    Captain
    Phil has a background in sailing and watersports having spent many years windsurfing, diving and sailing around the British Isles along with numerous trips to foreign locations such as the Caribbean and the Red Sea. He has been with The Mercy Boys since 2010 initially serving as Chief Officer and taking over as Captain last year. Past vessels have included both motor and sailing yachts along with time spent running live-aboard dive boats in the South Pacific and the Caribbean. He has a degree in Environmental Management.
  • Kevin O'Sullivan
    Chief Steward
    Kevin has joined us from an illustrious group of yachts, Oasis, Galaxy and Jamaica Bay. He has spent his career in the hospitality industry starting with Trusthouse Forte in the UK, where he served as a food & beverage manager within the London division of hotels, from there he moved on to the Transatlantic Liner, QE2 where he spent a further five years as restaurants manager. Looking to expand his personal service Kevin then moved into yachting and has never looked back. The passion, dedication and delivery of service by Kevin and his team will make your stay on board The Mercy Boys a most memorable experience.
  • Jessica Strunk
    Second Stewardess
    Jess is one of 2 Americans onboard, she hails from the "Volunteer State" of Tennessee. Jess's road into yachting, like most of us came in a roundabout way, she put herself through university by working in hotels and restaurants, her Alma Mater was the University of Tennessee, where she Majored in Forensic Anthropology and Spanish and worked in her field of speciality in Peru, South America. Yachting has given her the opportunity to travel and meet new people, but its unlikely that you will have the opportunity to see her using her background in Anthropology and human biology onboard, but one never knows!
  • Kathy Mayola
    Third Stewardess
    Kathy comes to us from the exotic islands of the Philippines, where she was an administrative assistant within the University of Southern Philippines. She moved to Europe ten years ago to explore and have new adventures and has been working as a housekeeper in the yachting industry and private residences, shoreside ever since Kathy enjoys traveling, likes to see new places and also likes to read and watch movies. If you’re lucky enough during your stay on board you might get an opportunity to hear her during one of her many famous Karaoke performances.
  • Ron Combs
    Chef
    Ron's influences come from the Midwest, Northern California, and from having spent 6 years working on yachts, predominantly in the Caribbean and Bahamas areas, which has given him an appreciation for the Tropical and Latin cuisines from Mexico to the Bahamas, and everything in between. It was during this time where his love for sourcing fresh local produce and ingredients in his food preparation came to the fore. He now brings that skill with him for his second season in the Mediterranean. Ron welcomes you on board and looks forward to stimulating and tantalizing your taste buds during your stay with us.
  • George Mouton
    Chief Officer
    George was raised on a farm close to the Kruger National Park and grew up with an outdoor lifestyle. Once it was time to start paying his own way in the world instead of sponging off his parents he decided to travel to Europe and try his hand at this yachting industry he’d heard so much about. 10 years later he’s still at it and after having worked on numerous motor yachts he now holds a Chief Mate 3000GT license. George is a keen rugby player and diver and is married with a daughter.
  • Cade Pia
    Bosun
    Cade grew up on Australia’s Gold Coast surfing and diving. During his time studying for a Bachelor in Tourism Operations Management he was lucky enough to be able to combine this with his love of diving by supporting a marine ecotourism diving operation in Papua New Guinea. After graduating he set off around the world and utilising his skills and qualifications he filled a number of roles in travel agents, tour operators and ski chalets before finally succumbing to the draw of the water once again and moved into the yachting industry working in both the Med and the States.
  • Phil Cridge
    Deckhand
    Phil's sense of outdoor adventure started with taking flying lessons and parachuting in his teenage years this in turn led on to sailing where he discovered his true calling and love for the sea. Since then he has sailed extensively in the North & Irish Sea's, English Channel and the Greek islands Two years ago he formally came into the yachting industry and is planning to make his career in it and to travel the world in the process. Phil on his down time enjoys kite surfing and wood working, rumour has it that he build his first playpen when he was only three years old.
  • Alex Farr
    Deckhand
    Alex was born and raised in New Zealand. Over the last 8 years since High school, he has served 6 years in the NZ Army Reserves including a 4 month peacekeeping deployment to the Solomon Islands, He also completed a three year Tourism Management Degree at Lincoln University in Christchurch. After this he obtained Snowboard Instructor Qualifications and has taught the sport in both Canada and Bulgaria. Alex joined yachting in Mid 2012 and is now on his fourth season, having completed seasons in New England, Caribbean and the Med. He looks forward to making a career in this industry and working his way up the ranks.
  • Martyn (Dickie) Ellis-Henson
    Chief Engineer
    Martyn Ellis-Henson our Chief Engineer on board ( AKA. Dickie ) born in Carlisle in the United Kingdom, now splits his residency with his Norwegian wife between Villefrance sur mer in France and Bodø in northern Norway. He began his career in the UK heavy industry as an Engineer and after 20 years decided to go on vacation to France and never returned. He discovered yachting and combined that with his engineering background has never looked back, in the years since he has worked on a variety of sail and motor yachts as an Engineer tackling all facets of the role of a yacht engineer.
  • Jon Bennett
    Second Engineer
    Jon from London is now in his 3rd year engineering on super yachts. He is a big fan of rugby and Motorsport and has a love for the mountains and gets his thrills climbing and skiing off limits looking for the next adventure wherever it may be. After working for London Underground for 4 years as an engineer Jon wanted to take his skills elsewhere so packed up his bags from rainy but beautiful London and now works year round in the Mediterranean.

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