Patric Travel expert
Patric has been sailing together with Mary for years delighting and charming their guests in over 150 charters over 55,000 miles with a holiday of a lifetime. Now aboard the paradise Tranquility they are continuing to do just that throughout the Caribbean.
Born in Switzerland, Patric has travelled extensively following his love of sailing and diving. As RYA Yacht Master he has sailed in Europe, the Caribbean and also Australia where he was able to fulfill his love of off shore racing. As a Dive Instructor Patric has taught and dived in some of the best locations in the world, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea, Maldives and also South Africa where he met Mary up by the Mozambique border.
In the BVI’s he spent 3 years teaching Sailing and Diving to youngsters within a summer camp program before moving on to Crewed Yacht Charters with Mary.
Mary was born in the UK and worked in the film business before giving up the camera for a cooker. Having had the opportunity to travel the world, from Europe to Australia, Africa to India and the USA to the Caribbean she has had the chance to sample many of the world’s cuisines. Also a qualified Dive Master she is happy to paddle about with you in the water, lunches permitting.
Roelof and Nikita, or better known as Ru & Nix, the other two members of Patrc's crew, both grew up in a small coastal town on the East coast of South Africa. Both having a very keen interest for the ocean they joined junior lifesaving at an early age where they first met each other. Weekends and school holidays were filled with surfing, diving for lobster and fishing.
Ru went straight from school to his dive masters course and thereafter obtaining his Yachtmaster coastal certification. Shortly after completing these courses he did three deliveries of new catamarans from Cape Town to Spain, Florida and Tortola. In between these deliveries he worked on a racing yacht, power boat, movie set and the family farm.
Nix was actively involved in lifesaving throughout high school and after school joined the National Sea Rescue Institute. Wanting to travel and experience the yachting world alongside Ru, she decided to do her STCW course so she could join him in his adventures.
In 2009 they joined a large catamaran in the BVI as the first mate and stewardess; they worked on the boat for a year before returning home to run Ru’s family farm until they joined Tranquility in Cape Town for her maiden voyage to the BVI.
Ru and Nix are both fun, easy and outgoing people and always have a smile on their faces. They will ensure that your water sports needs are taken care of and that your every comfort on board Tranquility is fulfilled.