The Captain Tommy Hemsley and Chef Emma Clark newly onboard Amaya have always provided guests with the best possible combination of service, comfort & safety.
Tommy has over a decade of experience as a mariner. He has qualifications as RYA/MCA Yachtmaster on both power and sailboats and certification in many aspects of instruction. A renaissance sailor, he can fix almost anything. His spectrum of maritime history includes deliveries, sailing instruction and charter yacht captain in the Virgin islands and the Aegean Sea. His thorough, disarming, humble and charming manner is a clear winner with returning guests.
After her years as a primary school teacher, Emma’s sailing experience includes stewardessing aboard day-charters, as well as first mate and chef on term charter yachts. A qualified PADI scuba Instructor, Emma has all but completed 10 years as a competent sailor and can now add Ashburton Cookery school to her list of credentials.
Tommy and Emma are a professional talented team, fluidly complementing and assisting each other while curating creative charter adventures to match guest’s expectations.
A third crew member will support this team next season.
Crew are vaccinated for Covid-19