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THE TEAM

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Carla – Senior Student Coordinator

Our experienced, senior student coordinator whom has worked on superyachts for 4 years. Carla’s extensive industry knowledge and strong customer service background is a winning combination, providing value at each stage of the booking process. 

Daniel – Student Coordinator

Fresh off of the boat, Daniel is our newest Student Coordinator and advisor. He has completed two superyachting seasons and two ocean crossings – the latest being a trip from Cape Town to Miami. When on dry land, Daniel is an avid climber and knows Cape Town’s mountains as well as he does the seas. Outgoing and a little wild-spirited, Daniel will make sure that you get the most out of your training and career in yachting.

Jesse – Student Coordinator

Jesse has been sailing since the age of 11 years old and grew a keen interest for the yachting industry from a very young age. He has worked multiple seasons abroad and worked himself up to the position of Bosun. In his free time you can catch him skating or surfing.

Donoven – Operations Manager

Donoven started swimming from the very young age of 9 years old. He continued to swim throughout the years and competed for South Africa at the highest level (Commonwealth games in Australia). Donoven‘s love of water and travelling led him to start a career in yachting and he never looked back. After 6 years on the job and position of Bosun, Donoven redirected his passion to the shore and now heads up operations at Certified, ensuring students receive the best service possible.

Conrad – Managing Director

As Co-Founder, Managing Director & Instructor, Conrad can be seen both in the office and on the water providing new crew with pertinent knowledge and insight. With his yachting background and having run the business for 10 years, Conrad has an infinite amount of knowledge on all aspects of the Superyacht Industry and ensures Certified remains up to date with international training standards and remains the #1 choice of yacht crew in South Africa. 

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