Sean Staine – Captain
Sean grew up in the town of Hermanus, South Africa. Hermanus is a coastal town popular for its Southern Wright Whale watching.
Growing up along the rugged coast cultured Sean an affinity for all water sports, especially kite-surfing, fishing and SCUBA; more specifically wreck diving. Sean spent many weekends fishing at a provincial level. With his hard training Sean was then recruited to be a part of a sponsored professional fishing team of South Africa. Each member of a fishing team brings their special skill sets. His specialization was shark (catch and release) and also edibles.
For 3.5 years Sean worked as a rescue swimmer and a training coxswain for the South African Coast Guard. Being a rescue swimmer Sean used to jump out of helicopters to swim to peoples’ aid. He was involved in over 50 rescues.
Sean started his Yachting career 8 years ago sailing on a 44ft catamaran from South Africa to Fort Lauderdale taking 2 months.
After 8 years in the industry Sean has a vast knowledge and a great passion to share with his guests and can’t wait to welcome you aboard Samara.
Sarah Bambrick – Stewardess
Sarah grew up in a small country town in South Australia. Growing up Sarah always had a love for sport and the outdoors.
Sarah started her hospitality career in Australia and South East Asia for an international resort company for 6 years. The resort has a strong training motto allowing selected staff to train across all departments. Sarah was selected for one of these training positions and gained valuable experience in the hospitality industry
Sarah also has a love for aerial acrobatics and performing. Whilst working for the resort she was also offered a position to train with the circus team. Sarah would teach guests flying trapeze lessons as well as performing in nightly Flying Trapeze and aerial circus shows.
Wanting to see more of the world Sarah discovered yachting. She has been working on several yachts cruising throughout the Mediterranean, Bahamas, Caribbean and New York.
Through her many years of hospitality experience Sarah is here to make your vacation a memorable one.
Deckhand- Christian Frederic
Christian was born in the small town of Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa, located on the beautiful Garden Route of the South African coast line.
Christian grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he pursued his passion for sports, namely Athletics & Rugby where he would go on to represent his province on various occasions. Christian was a successful junior-professional rugby player and was the first 18-year-old in the Eastern Cape to be selected for the U/21 Eastern Cape Currie Cup team.
Aside from the sporting field, he has a passion for the outdoors, animals and fitness. At 19 years Christian started working as a Certified Sports Massage Therapist, whilst he was busy studying his Bachelor’s of Human Movement Science degree.
As he had grown up near the water, he had discovered his love for the underwater world whilst completing his Master SCUBA diving certificate. Christian decided to ditch his current ventures and shift his focus towards the yachting industry in which he had found his dream job.
After completing a successful Mediterranean season, Christian is motivated to chase his dreams of becoming a Captain. Christian’s enthusiastic, positive and bubbly presence can’t wait to welcome you aboard Motor Yacht Samara.
Nadine Imfeld - CHEF (Freelance)
Nadine has been a favorite freelance chef aboard Samara in Summer 2020 with hopes to regularly return for charters. Her profile is coming soon but in the meantime her creations can be found on her Instagram account @littlechefnadine.