C'est La Vie (Power)
Crew profile

Captain: Robert Sargent (Zimbabwe)
Chef: Sofia Robeiro (Zimbabwe)
Mate: Dean Comberbach (Zimbabwe)

Captain: Robert ‘Robbie’ Sargent
Originally from Zimbabwe, Robbie was brought up on a farm with a love for the outdoors, sport and a keen sense for adventure. His hobbies also include golf and darts but his favorite from a young age was, and always has been, fishing, whether it’s fresh water or deep sea. After school, he moved to South Africa to play professional rugby, but it was not long before he decided on it being an unlikely permanent career choice. He turned towards scuba diving instead, despite the cold waters of Cape Town and worked his way up to becoming an instructor. After a few years of this, Robbie grew keen to search for warmer water to dive in and accepted a job in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The travel bug set in, Captain’s ticket in hand and many nautical miles later, there is nothing that Robbie loves more than finding new places to have fun in, both above and under the water.

Maritime Qualifications:
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Unlimited
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Limited
(Practical & Theory)
• ENG 1 Medical (Valid 2022)
• STCW 95 – Complete Basic Training
• RYA Tender Operator
• RYA Powerboat Level II
• RYA Powerboat Advanced
• RYA Personal Watercraft
• RYA Shore based Day Skipper for Sail Power Craft
• RYA Radar Course
• RYA Diesel Engine Course
• RYA VHF Radio
• SYSA Deckhand Course

Diving Qualifications:
• PADI Speciality Instructor
• EFR First Aid Instructor
• Bauer Compressor Operator
• ScubaPro Level1 Equipment Service Technician
• Aqualung Level 2 Equipment Service Technician

Chef/Mate: Sofia ‘Sofie’ Robeiro
Born and raised in the landlocked country of Zimbabwe, Sofia’s love for water originated whilst growing up as a national swimmer and waterpolo player. Working throughout studying within restaurants and catering, it gave her an opportunity to build up experience in hospitality, develop professionalism within the service industry but most of all appreciate different cuisines. After graduating from University of Cape Town, South Africa with a Social Science degree, Sofia realized she wasn’t motivated towards a formal office setting and sought after a career in which she could combine her love of travel with learning new skills. Discovering the world of yachting she has since worked in the Mediterranean, Australia, Indonesia, Florida and the Caribbean. Being able to explore new places and gain a passion for cooking along the way has been a dream realized.

Robbie and Sofie met in Singapore, soon found common ground of similar roots and have been working together within the industry since then for the last 5 years. Their combined passion for food, travel and most of all the ocean has brought them together to love what they do. They have been lucky enough to get to know some extraordinary, remote locations around the world but also appreciate being able to share time with family and friends in their home country, Zimbabwe.

As a team, they love being able to entertain, share stories and meet new people to learn theirs. Robbie and Sofie are keen on keeping charters light-hearted while making it a priority to go above and beyond so that their guests always have an adventure to remember.

Qualifications:
• ENG1 (Valid 2022)
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Unlimited
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Limited
(Theory & Practical)
• STCW & PDSD
• International Driver’s Licence (Valid 2021)
• PADI Open Water Diver
• Food Safety & Hygiene Level II
• RYA Powerboat Level II
• RYA Personal Watercraft
• Beginner’s Course in Floristry
• Basic Cocktail Masterclass
• Bachelor of Social Science

Mate: Dean Comberbach
Completing the trio, Dean too is from Zimbabwe and as most ‘Zimbos’ he has a passion for the outdoors. He thoroughly enjoyed sports throughout school which afforded him a position at the University of Pretoria, South Africa for his tertiary education studying Sport Science. He soon got the bug for traveling and particularly wanted to pursue his passion of sport fishing. He then joined a travelling sport fishing boat in 2013 and hasn’t stopped moving since. Dean got his Captain’s License shortly after that and started driving boats in remote areas. He has had the pleasure to fish competitively and recreationally in all oceans with some of the best crews in the world and gained a huge appreciation for the ocean and all things Maritime. Most of all, Dean is dedicated to providing the best service and experience that can be had on the water, to learn from others and to impart the knowledge that he has gained.

Maritime Qualifications:
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Limited (Practical and Theory)
• ENG1 (2022)
• STCW 95 – Complete basic training
• SAMSA Cat A Offshore Captains License
• RYA VHF license
• RYA Diesel Engine Course
• STCW A-V1 Advanced Ship captains medical Care course
• Proficiency in designated security duties
• Paid Open Water Diver