axia_sea_horse_blueCAPTAIN:
JOHN VAN DER STRAATEN, SOUTH AFRICAN/DUTCH

Previous Yachts: S/Y Nostromo, S/Y Helios, S/Y Desirade, S/Y Nirvana

Work Experience: John grew up messing about on boats in Cape Town, South Africa, from an early age. In his 20s he worked for a time for a boat builder and studied computer systems programming and design, but his passion was sailing and he made it his career. He has 20 years of experience as captain in ocean passage making, racing, cruising and chartering.

Waters Cruised: UK and Mediterranean, Caribbean, US East coast, South Africa and Indian Ocean

Job description: As Captain on Axia, the safety of the yacht and everyone on board is John’s first priority. He plans your itinerary and manages all departments, ensuring that everything runs smoothly, and that your time on Axia is relaxing, fun, and above all, memorable.

Job related licenses & certificates: Master 500 ton unlimited

Hobbies : Sailing, hiking, travel, photography