C A P T A I N | Ricky Moss
C H E F | Jessica Muller
M A T E | Jacob Telford
S T E W | Lyndsey De Vos
The crew consists of: Captain, Gourmet Chef, First Mate, and a Steward.
Captain Ricky and Chef Jess, originating from South Africa, are the first friendly faces to welcome you onboard charter yacht Seaclusion for your dream vacation.
Being a natural water adventurer as a young man Ricky loved surfing and fishing; he spent plenty of time on the beach being a lifesaver and has also completed his Scuba Diving Divemaster qualification.
Ricky’s passion and love for sailing on the ocean began in 2008 when took the adventure of a lifetime sailing a 48” Catamaran from South Africa to Australia via the Caribbean and Panama Canal. During this time, Ricky obtained the knowledge and skillset that has molded him to be the quality yacht master ocean he is today. After completing approximately 18 000 NM, he was hooked to the beauty of sailing yachts and wanted nothing more but to share this experience with all of you.
Chef Jess found her love for food and creating mouthwatering dishes during her first couple of trips hosting guests onboard charter yachts in the Caribbean. She quickly realized that this is where she wanted to put her roots down and become a professional chef onboard luxury charter yachts. She completed multiple short cooking courses to further her knowledge that including a Plant base course with Leiths London and a yacht chef course with Ashburton. Jess is experienced in various culinary styles and cuisines that include and are not limited to Vegan, Plant-Based, Mediterranean, and local Caribbean dishes.
This team duo has been working together since 2009 both in the corporate and yachting industry as Captain and Chef team and have run many successful charter seasons in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Together they have completed 2 Atlantic Crossing over the past years and have both extensive experience of the Caribbean waters, including the British Virgin Islands, USVI, Bahamas, St Martin, Antigua, and more.
They are both incredibly passionate about their careers and take great pride in providing their guests onboard with a memorable, adventurist, and enriched experience onboard. Their professional approach to tending to your every need will ensure that your sailing vacation ticks all the boxes and expectations.
Ricky and Jess look forward to welcoming you onboard and ensuring that your vacation is everything you have ever dreamed of.
Jacob Telford – First Mate
1st Mate Jacob was born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the sailing capitals of the world. Starting at age 10, he began competing in local regattas, both solo and as a crew aboard his family’s J/120. After attending the University of Rhode Island, Jacob managed hotels, restaurants, and events, honing his skills of hospitality and entertainment. It was in 2020 that he decided to make yachting his life’s career and became a 1st Mate in Newport’s fleet of vintage America’s Cup competitors, the International 12 Meter Class. Today, Jacob combines high-performance sailing and luxury service to provide each charter with first-class adventure and accommodation.
Stewardess- Lyndsay De Vos.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lyndsay decided at an early age that she wanted to travel. Growing up in a landlocked city the ocean was calling, and after school she made the move and relocated to the British Virgin Islands where she was introduced to a life at sea.
Since then Lyndsay has worked across several high end establishments including but not limited to the past two years as a villa manager and yoga instructor in a private resort in the BVI.
Along with a passion for travel she has always had a keen interest in wellness. Yoga has only further sparked her interest and motivates her to continue learning, progressing and maintaining a balanced lifestyle she can share with others. Along with Lyndsay’s hospitality and wellness knowledge and her eye for detail she aims at providing value added and memorable experience for all guests onboard.
Her many qualifications include PYA Wine & Cocktail Introduction | PYA Basic, Food Service | PYA Interior Introduction | New Zealand School of Food & Wine (Barista) | 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training