1st Class Yacht Charters
P.O. Box 306417, 5D-2 Estate Misgunst, St. Thomas, VI, 00803, USVI
(844) 522-3913 / (340) 774-5687
Previously named Lady Zelda

CaptainPaul Garfield American 0
Number of Crew: 8Languages: English, Afrikaans, Spanish, Italian and Catalan

Crew Profiles:
Paul Garfield - Captain
Education: Master 3000GT; Divemaster
Languages Spoken: Fluent in English; some Spanish, French and Italian.

Captain Paul Garfield hails from the United Kingdom, and has been boating for nearly all of his life. At the age of 5, he started sailing and racing Optimists, and by 20 years of age, he had his first job on a luxury yacht. With over 20 years in the yachting industry -- eight of which as a Captain -- his experience includes working with vessels up to 135’ and 14 Atlantic crossings to date. He believes in offering charter guests a unique experience coupled with exemplary service, and inspires his crew to strive toward those goals. Captain Paul’s favorite place to visit is India, and when he’s not working at sea, you’ll find him sailing, hiking, running, playing tennis, enjoying a game of chess, or strumming on his guitar.

Scott Johnson - First Mate
DOB – 18 July 1983
South African

Scott grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He has a financial background and made the change to yachting in early 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Hailing from a coastal city he has been involved in scuba and free diving, surf-ski paddling and lifesaving. Scott is working his way up to one day become a yacht captain.

Thomas Rider - Chef
DOB – 13 December 1988

Chef Thomas Rider was born in Washington DC. At a very early age he gravitated toward the kitchen, and he never looked back. Thomas selects only the finest fresh ingredients to produce his mouthwatering delicacies. Having also had an affinity for water, Thomas set out to combine his two loves – cooking and boating. He is expecting his first child in November.

Grace Heyns - Chief Stewardess
DOB – 5 Feb 1990
South Africa

Grace is in her 4th year of yachting. Having grown up on a dairy farm, Grace developed a keen love of the outdoors. After completing an Honors Degree in Marketing she worked in the South African finance industry. However, her passion for travelling and meeting new people lead her to pursue a career on yachts. Grace enjoys running, writing, reading and a good cup of tea.

Christina Strizelka - Stewardess
DOB – 21 July 1990

From the south coast of Florida, she enjoys sports and photography. She takes a keen interest in sports medicine and studied Athletic training at university. She found her passion in hospitality and has worked in fine dining restaurants and boutique hotels finding her niche in yachting.

Sarah Mccaffrey - Stewardess
DOB – 23 August 1990

Sarah joins us from the sky, having worked on private jets for a few years. She has found her niche in yachting. Sarah grew up in Galway in the west of Ireland, after school she went on to study Business and Event Management. Sarah enjoys travelling and exploring new places.

Sern Lagerwall - Engineer
DOB – 1 November 1982
South African

Sern hails from Durban, South Africa, where waterskiing, wakeboarding and fishing were some of his favourite pastimes. Sern has a passion for music and entertainment, having worked as a musician, events coordinator and cocktail flaring bartender for a mobile bar. At 29, Sern joined the yachting industry where he has established himself as a very capable seaman and engineer.

Jamie O’Connell - Deckhand
DOB – 15 November 1991

Jamie joined the yachting industry in 2017. Having spent a year working as a Dive Master in Koh Tao Thailand, he discovered his passion for the ocean and decided to pursue a career on boats. Jamie is a water sports enthusiast and is always keen to get involved in all water related activities.

(844) 522-3913 / (340) 774-5687