Experience a unique voyage onboard Whisper
Captain Simon has been sailing professionally since 1988. Prior to this he trained as a boat builder in Southampton, England. Super yachting has taken him all over the world, from Alaska to Cape Town, as well as the Pacific. He particularly enjoyed the Classic yacht racing, still embracing the old traditions of the sea onboard today’s modern yachts. Captain Simon has a friendly, outgoing personality and is sure to please Whisper's charter guests. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and a fit active lifestyle.
Growing up around the Solent, UK, gave Catherine a love and appreciation of the sea. She has worked on sailing yachts for 4 years and brings her skills and passion aboard the yacht Whisper to ensure you have a pleasant trip. Catherine enjoys exploring new places: finding hidden coves by tender, snorkeling, diving and paddle boarding. When on land Catherine can be found hiking, meeting new people and snacking on the local cuisine! Before working on boats Catherine completed a BSc in Psychology, and taught English as a Foreign Language in Chile.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Will started sailing at age 8, later racing at the national level before running the performance racer/cruiser Andrews 72 since 2006. Over the past 25 years he has cruised, raced and delivered sailing and motor vessels ranging from 12m – 52m. He has sailed as far as the Eastern & Western Mediterranean, the Caribbean islands, and the French / Italian Rivieras covering more than 75,000 miles. Being a captain / engineer has allowed him to develop his love for sailing, exploring, entertaining and meeting new people worldwide. Will looks forward to providing guests the best possible experience aboard Whisper.
Chef Louise has been cooking within the superyacht industry for around twenty years, on a variety of Motor and sailing yachts, cruising around the world. The majority of her boats have been Mediterranean based, and her cooking style is so-inspired, with strong accents on fresh, healthy ingredients, sourced locally where possible, intermingled with homemade delicious desserts, pastries and breads. Whilst between boats, Chef Louise did a three-month stage at a Michelin starred restaurant in Winchester, UK, called the Back Rat. With a friendly easy-going nature, she is passionate about good food, cooking what people love to eat and introducing them to new cuisines and flavors that reflect where the boat is cruising.
Born in Turkey, “Mel” has a bachelors degree in Hospitality Management and a masters in International Business from Lynn University, Florida. She worked as a yacht agent for superyachts in Europe, organizing events and lavish parties. Mel is very passionate about the industry, with a fun, easy going nature. She will ensure the guests have a first class experience on board Whisper. Her hobbies are sailing, traveling, music, movies and food.