P.O. Box 306417, 5D-2 Estate Misgunst, St. Thomas, VI, 00803, USVI
(844) 522-3913 / (340) 774-5687
Previously named Namoh
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Captain Bill Hudek
Bill Hudek was born and raised in Pocahontas, Iowa. He graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Corporate Communication in 1988 and soon moved to Florida after graduation. He worked in Hotels in Naples FL for a few years then started in yachting 22 years ago and has never had another profession. Bill has worked on boats large and small and holds a USCG 1600 ton Master Oceans license and a Dive Master Certification, he has worked on both Private and Charter boats. Bill enjoys keeping physically fit and enjoys bike riding, paddle boarding and swimming.
He met his lovely wife Louise in St Maarten on a long layover and the two have been married for ten years and have a beautiful Shar-Pei dog named Lotus. Louise is a Master of Oriental Medicine. They reside in North Palm Beach, Florida. He also hosts Karaoke night on board and has been known to do a Sinatra song when asked.
First Mate - Reece Oosthyuzen
Reece is a water sports enthusiast who was raised in Cape Town, South Africa. His love for the ocean and the inspiration from his father being an electrical engineer on Navy submarines brought him into the professional yachting industry. Reece Studied Economics and Psychology and soon after began working on Yachts. He has worked in a variety of roles since he joined the industry and is continually looking for new challenges and opportunities to gain knowledge and experience. He has been surrounded by the ocean since he was born and has been in the Yachting industry for nearly 4 years. His passions include surfing, kiteboarding, freediving, scuba diving and spearfishing.
Chief Engineer - TBC
Chief Stewardess - Elena Vitelli
Elena was raised near Boston, Massachusetts. As her father was a pilot, she grew up wanting to travel as much as possible. Elena utilized her background as a hotel manager to gain a position as a Food and Beverage Manager on small cruise ships, where she was then promoted to Hotel Manager. She made a smooth transition to yachting upon completion of maritime courses in Ft. Lauderdale. Elena has an Associates and Bachelors degree in Arts. She is a classically trained vocalist and musical theater enthusiast. She has found that being on the water is a new found passion in life and now calls the Exumas her favorite place to visit thanks to Namoh.
Chef - TBC
Deckhand - Naas van Rooyen
Naas is from Pretoria, South Africa. He has always enjoyed participating in any activity outdoors. He grew up playing many different sports that kept him very active. Naas found himself working in hospitality for a few years after working in retail and other types of jobs. He has worked in many different types and food and beverage establishments including various clubs, restaurants and members clubs all over the world. His passion for travel, outdoor activities and taking on new challenges lead him to start a career in yachting. Naas is the only crew member to complete a cross country trip in which he visited 33 states, more than any other crew member on Namoh.
2nd Stewardess - Lydia Koenig
Lydia is from New Knoxville, Ohio. Due to the fact that her family owned a restaurant, at a young age, she was immersed in the world of food and beverage. Knowing hospitality would be her future, she decided to pursue an Associates and Bachelors degree in Travel and Hospitality. Lydia spent the last five years at an elite country club in Ohio where she was exposed to the yachting industry. Thrilled to be part of Namoh, Lydia is looking forward to seeing her first sea turtle in addition to any other wildlife in Namoh's travels.