|Number of Crew: 6||Languages: English, Spanish|
Captain – Peter Vazquez Cuban/American
Peter has owned and operated a variety of yachts for both private and charter use. As well as managing several yachts for his clients through the years, Peter has 30 years of experience in the Corporate Aviation field as a Pilot and Aviation Manager. With his partner of 19 years, Kim, he has had the opportunity to travel throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. His high-energy personality and enthusiasm for entertaining guests has earned him the nickname Energizer Bunny. Whether he is teaching you to water-ski, dive or ride the Blaster, Peter will ensure that your voyage aboard Sea Dreams will be memorable. Peter holds a 200/500 Ton USCG Master License and is fluent in Spanish and dabbles with French.
Mate – Peter Nelson South African
Growing up on the East Coast of Southern Africa, Peter’s love for the ocean started at an early age. Fueled by his passion for fishing, he soon started exploring the underwater world. He became a Dive Instructor at the age of 18, and from there, worked in many exotic locations around the world including the Maldives, Cayman Islands, Oman and South Africa. He ran his own Dive and Whale watching charter business in South Africa for 5 years before joining the Yachting Industry in 2009. Since then, he has sailed the Caribbean, Bahamas and the Mediterranean extensively. Peter is also a kite-surfing instructor, avid fly-fisherman and passionate surfer. If it’s time on, or under the water you are looking for, you are in good hands!
Chief Stewardess – Amanda Kaczay American
Amanda was born and raised on the beautiful and often challenging shores of Lake Erie, in Bay Village, Ohio. She spent her summers boating, exploring and enjoying the lake and nearby islands. She went to The University of South Carolina to get her degree in business management and marketing, but it was her minor degree in fashion merchandising that served to launch her career in fashion retail management. After five years in the retail industry Amanda was in need of a change and joined her first motor yacht as a Stewardess. After working for two years she pursued her passion for Scuba Diving and travelled to Utila, Honduras to complete her Divemaster and Instructor courses. Since being certified as an Instructor, Amanda spent time teaching at Sea Saba in Saba, Netherland Antilles in the Caribbean and now works as a freelance Scuba Instructor on motor yachts based out of Nassau, The Bahamas. Amanda is a very easy-going person and quick to make guests feel at home. She also enjoys other water activities such as kayaking, surfing, spearfishing and paddleboarding.
2nd Stewardess – Lore Castillo Chilean
Lore was born and raised in Chile and gained a desire for traveling and discovering new cultures when she was 15 years old. Lore moved to America for two years where she graduated from high school in New York.
Lore has a Masters Degree in Psychology but decided to leave it aside for a while and move to Australia where she discovered the industry of yachting and then decided to move to Fort Lauderdale to give it a real shot. Lore has a bubbly, outgoing personality and will make guests feel welcome and at home. In her free time Lore likes to cook, go hiking and has a love for the water and paddleboarding.
Engineer – Sam Wheaton Australian
Originally from Australia, Sam studied Business at the University of Newcastle and University of Wisconsin. After growing up on a farm, Sam has always enjoyed working with machinery and equipment. His real passion is fishing and when he found a way to combine the two, he jumped at the chance and began working as a engineer 5 years ago. He enjoys almost all sports and can easily spend a whole Sunday playing golf.
Chef – Martin Snyman South African
Martin was born in South Africa. From a very young age he was busy in the kitchen helping his mom and grandma cook. At the age of 9, he cooked his first meal for his whole family and that’s where it all started. He finished school and went to study at Keven Warwick Chef School. After studying, Martin got the chance to go work with Peter Temphelhoff, one of South Africa’s top chef at the 5Th best restaurant in South Africa, called Grande Provence. Its located in the beautiful wine valley of Francshhoek. He then went on and help opened a Restaurant called Freedom Hill. Martin really wanted to travel and learn more about food and decided in 2010, to start his yachting career and he never looked back. Martin has traveled to the Caribbean, Canada, New England and the Med.