Captain: Jamie Dehan
Growing up on the east coast of South Africa, the Indian Ocean was Jamie’s childhood playground. His family being avid divers, Jamie was certified as a SCUBA diver from the age of 12. His teen years were spent racing small monohulls and by 18 he was a SCUBA instructor, as well as an accomplished surfer, free-diver and spear fisherman. Having worked for dive companies throughout eastern Africa, Jamie made his way to the Virgin Islands in 2013. He has since captained a variety of high-end charter yachts throughout the Caribbean. Jamie’s love for the ocean and all that surrounds it, combined with years of experience in the area, make him the perfect guide to show you “Natures Little Secrets”.
Chef Nyla Rose Dugle
Nyla early teens selling produce her family grew at farmers markets. Sharing high quality produce always gave her a sense of fulfillment and when she discovered the farm to table movement, she was forever hooked on creating a successful career sourcing and serving high quality ingredients food that raised her. After completing University, Nyla was no stranger to the most prestigious restaurants in Denver CO. Her thirst for adventure and the sea brought her to the Caribbean where she found herself working on a luxury catamaran. Gravitating into the galley on My Ty, Nyla still boasts the same passion, drive and craving that guided her career on land – if not more!
First Mate/Engineer: Ariel Thrasher
Born and raised on Tortola, Ariel moved to Thailand at the age of 12 where he completed his schooling. He discovered his love for motorcycles at a young age and with the guidance of his older brother, became intimately familiar with engines of all types. He also spent his time competing on the professional skateboarding circuit. He switched his skateboard for a surf board in 2017 when he returned to his homeland.
With his mind set on the yachting industry, Ariel dove right in, joining one of the largest yachts in the territory as a steward, alternating days on deck with days in the galley where he shared his love of Thai inspired cuisine. His aptitude for mechanics and ability to learn were recognized early on and soon he had completed his professional engineering qualification and took on the sole engineer role on the 105ft vessel. On top of all of this, Ariel somehow found the time to qualify as a PADI dive-master. The perfect addition to the team Ariel, loves to show people the beauty of his home, above and below the water!
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