Captain: Lee Adams
Lee’s interest in the Maritime Industry was installed in him from the earliest age possible, owing to his grandfather being Admiral Tom Hardiman of the Port Elizabeth Navy. While at a young age he took part in bay racing and lending a hand at the local yacht club. His passion for sailing grew and after school and much thought, Lee took to the oceans on a recreational professional side as opposed to the Navy. He joined a crew and raced across the Atlantic, where he took part in regattas in Antigua and St Maarten. In the USA he was able to establish himself as a valuable crew member aboard a classic Schooner that circumnavigated the globe, and after completing his maritime studies he was fortunate to take over as skipper and gained more experience in the engineering department.
Lee is an active and enthusiastic person, he enjoys all water sports. The experiences he has gained through his travels along with a jovial personality creates a pleasant atmosphere which is enough to make any guest aboard feel right at home, ready to relax and enjoy themselves.
Chef/First Mate: Tyler Dawson
Tyler Dawson started working in the kitchen at age 14 until he finished university where upon he left full time kitchen employment for more formal work. In 2006, he decided on a change of lifestyle and returned to the kitchen eventually moving back to the BVI and opening his own bakery, full service café, catering service and boat provisioning service. The bakery also supplies supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.
Tyler has worked in award winning restaurants in South Africa, Marriot Autograph Hotels and catered at a Presidential level. Trained and worked under two of South Africa’s top chefs, ran initiation programs for Charter Chefs and recently completed two seasons on a private charter catamaran. Tyler is a trained chef, artisanal baker and he is the owner of Family Food and Bakery on the island of Tortola. In 2017, Zingara welcomed Tyler on board to take over the reigns in the galley, growing up in Tortola has given Tyler the knowledge and expertise with the use of local fresh ingredients and produce.
Tyler is an avid spear fisherman and having being born on the island of Tortola, he has permission and loves nothing more than catching fresh Lionfish and lobsters to prepare for guests on board. With Tyler’s friendly, outgoing personality and great sense of humor, you are certain to feel right at home on board.