Waldo Swart - Captain
Nationality: Dutch/South African
Education/Certifications: MOY 200GT Limited, RMI 350 GT, MCA GMDSS, MCA ECDIS, MCA EDH, MCA NAV & RADAR, MCA
AEC, MCA GSK, STCW 95, MCA HELM, MCA Advanced Sea Survival, MCA Advanced Fire Fighting, MCA PSCRB, MCA Medical
First Aid, MCA ARPA, MCA BRM, MCA Security Awareness
Languages Spoken: English
Captain Waldo Swart first entered the yachting industry in 2016 as a deckhand. He has since held a variety of positions on board
including first mate and bosun (on AMARULA SUN, ALLEGRIA and JAZZ) before moving on to Captain roles. Waldo has experience working on both private and charter vessels, carrying with him extensive knowledge of yachts. One of his many skills includes videography and he has put this to good use by using drones and go pros to film the guest experience, creating timeless videos. Waldo has also managed a refurbishment and detailing company that polished and painted boats and delivered them to clients. He is service-oriented and always aims to implement and provide a successful and exceptional yachting experience for both guests and crew. In his spare time, you can find Waldo hiking, traveling, reading, playing water sports, and staying active.
Francesca Buckley - Stew
Education/Certifications: STCW 95, RYA Competent CERW, CIEH Award in Food Safety in Catering, RYA Powerboat, Level 2 WSET Level 2 in Wine and Spirits – Merit, Proficiency Security Awareness, 300 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, 500 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Frankie hails from the South East Coast of England but currently resides in Nassau. At a young age, she decided to travel the world and experience all it has to offer, which catapulted her into the yachting industry at age 18. Frankie has since maintained a solid career in the industry spanning almost a decade. Frankie describes herself as a naturally organized and active person with a very easygoing nature. She thrives under pressure and finds that challenges bring out the best in her. She prides herself on her good work ethic and a keen eye for detail. Known for always having a smile on her face, Frankie is always a pleasure to be around.
Frankie loves running, boxing, yoga, hiking and anything that involves pumping blood through her system. Her goal is to one day combine her love for yachting and fitness by becoming a personal trainer or yoga instructor onboard while working as a stewardess.
Frankie is sure to make certain guests are always relaxed and having the best time possible onboard 101’ LIMITLESS.
Terry Gatewood - Chef
Nationality: American, Bahamian
Education/Certifications: STCW, ENG1, Bachelor of Applied Science - Business Management, Associate of Business Administration, Culinary Arts Degree
Languages Spoken: English
After attending Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, Terry began his culinary career at the Four Square Restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. The next stop on his culinary tour was as a cook at Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago. He then moved south to Florida in 2002 where he worked at the Ritz Carlton Hotel for two years. Chef Terry then became the Sous Chef at Bistro Bisou in Miami followed by a Sous Chef position at fine dining restaurant in Miami Beach.
David Roux - Mate
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: STCW with DSD, NMEA Marine Electronic Installer, NMEA 2000 Network Installer, ENG 1, PB 2
Languages Spoken: English
David hails from South Africa and his life long dream has always been a career at sea. He has followed a technology driven career and has experience in IT, Audio and Visual solutions and Marine electronics. David is extremely hard working and completes all tasks to the highest standards with an excellent attention to detail. He is an avid fisherman and guide in all facets. His motto is “fishing is life”. He is always up for a challenge and is dedicated to providing impeccable service and complete customer satisfaction. When not aboard, you can find David busy with mountain biking, hiking, hitting the gym and exploring new places. David looks forward to having guests aboard LIMITLESS and can’t wait to provide an unforgettable experience and offer his fishing knowledge.
Nils Holm – NEW FULL TIME CHEF AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2022
Education/Certifications: STCW 95, ENG 1, B1B2
Languages: English, Swedish, Conversational in French and German
Chef Nils is a sharp and colorful chef with vast experience in cooking and provisioning onboard superyachts. He has spent the last 15 years working solo on 50m+ charter vessels doing dual seasons in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
In his role as a charter chef, he has accumulated comprehensive knowledge in most cuisines such as French, Italian, Scandinavian, Russian, Indian, Japanese, English, American, Dutch, German, Iranian, and Arabic. He also works comfortably with diets such as keto, LCHF, Paleo, low carb, Mediterranean, 5:2, vegan, raw, and vegetarian.
Over the years Chef Nils has built up an impressive network of suppliers, producers, farmers and fishermen to be able to offer guests locally sourced, high end produce that will satisfy their gastronomic desires. Chef believes that food is an experience and with extensive knowledge in wine, he works seamlessly with the head of service to shape that special moment for all guests that come on board.
Aside from his experience on the water Chef Nils has also worked in numerous fine dining restaurants and was the owner of his own food trucks. From Superyachts to street food to fine dining, most of his inspiration today comes from his travels. He cooks and eats wherever he goes, always indulging in local flavors, textures, colors, and traditions.