Big Nauti
Crew profile

Captain: Walmar De Wet (South Africa)
Chef/Mate: Tamika Du Preez (South Africa)

Captain: Walmar De Wet
Walmar grew up boating and living along the coast of South Africa; his first week long boat trip was with his dad at the age of three. He has a long history in the maritime world, both professionally and personally.

Born in Namibia and growing up in a small coastal fishing town called Velddrif in South Africa, the ocean is his second home. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys to free dive. After completing school, Walmar pursued his love of the ocean undertaking Maritime Studies to become a merchant seafarer where he sailed as 2nd officer on chemical tankers world-wide. In 2017, after exhausting his time on tankers he chose yachting as an alternative and has had absolutely no regrets!

He holds a 500t Captain’s license and has completed many charters from Cape Town harbor as well as navigating across the Pacific from Panama to Yokohama and the Eastern trade routes through the Sues Canal, Europe and back to the States.

Chef/Mate: Tamika Du Preez
Tamika grew up in Melkbosstrand a small surfing town located on the west coast of South Africa. She has a very close bond to the ocean and the maritime industry as her father is a Master mariner who has completed many big salvage operations during his career. Growing up with a father figure heavily involved in the maritime industry has led her in the same direction.

After completing school, she found yachting to be the perfect entry to this amazing industry. Tamika started off her career in the Mediterranean where she worked for an American couple on a privately owned yacht as chef/stewardess. She then saw an opportunity to improve her skills and took on working for multiple high-profile owners in the Middle East offering Silver Service Charters. She then returned to South Africa to join her now fiancé, Walmar, and after a year of running charter together they have changed tack to run charters in the Caribbean and further their journey together.

Walmar and Tamika can’t wait to share their love of the ocean and this beautiful chain of islands with you, ensuring the best possible time for everyone on board – filled with activities or just chillin’ (whichever is your preference) but guaranteed fun all week long.

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