Mariah Princess III
Crew profile

Captain: Kevin Gentles (Canada/UK)
Chef: Nicole Bowman (USA)
Stewardess: Lucie le Lann (France)
Engineer/Relief Captain: Jason Holt (South Africa)

Captain: Kevin Gentles
Kevin was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He moved to the British Virgin Islands at a young age where his family owned and operated a charter company on a large sailing trimaran for 24 years. While living in the islands he started his career as a deckhand/stew and has since worked in various different roles such as detailer, painter, deckhand, lead deckhand, bosun, first mate on large sailing yachts and motor yachts as well as Captain taking out day sails.

Recently coming from the position of the First officer on a Royal Families Flagship Yacht. He knows high-end service AND fun. He has been involved in the marine industry from a young age. His immediate family is made up of Captains, SCUBA Instructors, Marine Engineers, Surveyors, and Naval Architects. So the ocean is in his blood. Some of his interests include diving, which he is currently completing his divemaster, exploring new locations, exercising, and riding motorcycles.

Kevin has lived and worked around the world on yachts including all over the Mediterranean, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, The Maldives, and the Philippines. He has many interesting stories to share and is a very outgoing person who has never met a stranger. He is happy to return to his roots and be closer to family. He always had a deep love for the British Virgin Islands.

Chef: Nicole Bowman
100-T license with a Sailing Endorsement, Nicole additionally carries a certificate in Culinary Arts, HABC QCF from Ashburton, STCW, and ENG1.

Nicole has spent 7 years as a successful Charter Chef on a variety of Sailing and Motor Yachts progressively making her way up in size and quality. Nicole hails from “where the cows are” in the middle of Florida. Outside of work, she enjoys SCUBA diving, hiking, and exploring Islands.

Stewardess:  Lucie le Lann
Lucie hails from France with a background in corporate and information systems. She took a leap of faith and moved to Guadeloupe approximately five years ago, where she was self-employed, creating decorative objects with collected driftwood, sea shells, jewelry, and accessories. She has always wanted to work on a sailing yacht and has recently completed her STCW, her ENG 1, and is currently taking a mixology and stewardess course to be ready for this season on Mariah Princess. In her spare time, she likes Surfing, Windsurfing, Running, Hiking, Cooking, and Crafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineer/Relief Captain: Jason Holt
Jason is no stranger to the charter industry or the water. He holds a Master of Yachts, a Fly Boarding Instructor, Dive Instructor, Commercial Diver, and Engineering and Diesel Training. He is a keen Fisherman who loves water sports and kite surfing. He hails from South Africa but has made the British Virgin Islands his home for many years. Jason has extensive experience on Motor Yachts, both private and charter, and looks forward to being onboard Mariah Princess III this season. We feel privileged to have Jason on our team!