Captainr Stuart BENNS
British, 47 years
Spoken languages: English fluent
Stuart started his career in 1999 as Deckhand on board of sailing yachts around the Maltese Archipelago and progressively made his way to captain in 2003 with a charter company. Along his 22 years of experience, Stuart sailed in many regions of the world such as the Caribbean, Asia, the Red Sea, Pacific and Indian Ocean. To acquire even more experience, Stuart worked also as First Officer on S/Y VALQUEST (41 meters), S/Y DRUMBEAT (53 meters) and the world largest sailing catamaran S/Y HEMISPHERE (45 meters).
Stuart is a team player that will make sure guests are in a safe environment and are having a memorable time on board as well as for his crewmates.
In his free time, Stuart likes to travel, dive and mountain biking.
Chef Sonia DE RADA DIZ
Spanish, 41 years
Spoken languages: Spanish, English fluent; French, Italian basic
Sonia started to work in the yachting industry back in 2003 as a Stewardess. Her will to become a chef slowly started to grow and she became a Cook/Stewardess in 2007 from where she spent 8 years in charge of the provisioning and developing menus for the owners and guests. Sonia embarked on M/Y MICHAELA ROSE (49 meters) as a Sous Chef/Crew Chef while travelling the world on this busy private yacht. She developed her skills and menus for the crew members and helped the chef with the preparation for the guests. She, then, worked as Sole Chef on several yachts from 2017 until 2020, creating customised menus according to the preferences and special diets. Sonia has built up along the years numerous certifications around the Asian culture, especially with Thai and Japanese food which fits perfectly her passion to work with fresh sea products and exotic flavours.
Stewardess Gaelle Adam:
Gaelle has never been far from the sea, she has a former experience in various restaurants in France and French West Indies priding herself an excellent experience in service.
She entered the Yachting Industry in 2019. She started as second stew onboard « Smitten Kitten a Lagoon 42’ cat for the Carribean season, in the BVI. It was the perfect way to take her hospitality skills to the sea. She is now an experienced and confident stewardess, attentive to feel the clients needs and will be happy to spoil the guests onboard Lisa of the Seas for the coming season.
Gaelle enjoys to share her passion for water sports
In her free time, she loves to discover new recipes and improve her skills, she loves reading, swimming, kayaking and diving…
She speaks fluently French and English.