Our Crew

From the moment you and your guests are greeted by your Captain and escorted on board, LADY ELAINE’s crew will go above and beyond to ensure your charter experience exceeds all expectations.

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Lady Elaine Captain David Sloate

Captain

David Sloate

Born and raised in southern California, David has been around the water all his life. He started…

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LADY ELAINE Chief Officer Tomislav Tuta

Chief Officer

Tomislav Tuta

Chief Officer Tom was born in Zadar, which is coastal town of Croatia located in the middle

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Rotational Engineer Benjamin Hodkinson Lady Elaine yacht

Engineer

Benjamin Hodkinson

(ROTATIONAL) From the age of 8, Ben has been immersed in the world of sailing, racing

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LADY ELAINE rotational Engineer Fanie Oosthuizen

Engineer

Fanie Oosthuizen

(ROTATIONAL) Fanie was born in Zimbabwe but grew up in the small town of Nelspruit that

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LADY ELAINE Chief Stewardess Tamaryn Smith

Chief Stewardess

Tamaryn Smith

Tamaryn was born in Durban, South Africa and moved to a small town in Zimbabwe at a

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LADY ELAINE Stewardess Rachel Ryan

Stewardess

Rachel Ryan

Rachel Ryan grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. Her older sister introduced

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Third Stewardess Candice Preston Lady Elaine yacht

Third Stewardess

Candice Preston

Candice was born and grew up in the Coastal South African city of Durban. After…

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LADY ELAINE Bosun Calvert Aldersley

Bosun

Calvert Aldersley

Cal was born in Annapolis, MD where he grew up fishing, crabbing, and wake boarding on

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LADY ELAINE Deckhand Daniel Cohen

Deckhand

Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where his family has enjoyed

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Chef Phil Browning

Chef

Phil Browning

(ROTATIONAL) Chef Phil began his career in Shropshire, England. At the age of 12, he worked as a part-time

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Rotational Chef Helgi Olafson Lady Elaine yacht

Chef

Helgi Olafson

(ROTATIONAL) Helgi was born in Canada and raised there until the age of 6, when he moved with his parents and

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