Previously named XTA-SEA
|Chef Mate||Shani Klein
|Number of Crew: 2||Languages: Fluent: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew|
Captain Ilan Windholz (34)
Meet your knowledgeable and friendly Captain who loves the sea!
IIan is a certified PADI/SSA dive instructor since 2006 and beside teaching diving on board of numerous boats he has wide experience working for Dive Centers in countries like Thailand or India.
He also did sailing and power yacht deliveries from size 62' up to 93' and was responsible for the complete maintenance (mechanical and electrical) of all the boats he worked on since he got his YMOS 100T captains license in 2012.
Being a very active person he is a certified surf instructor and water shiatsu therapist.
He was born in Brazil but grew up in Israel and speaks fluent English, Spanish, Hebrew and Portuguese.
Chef/first mate Shani Klein (29)
IIan beloved partner of many years - a professional chef with many years of experience not only on boats but as a head chef for a boutique catering company where she was in charge of the service/kitchen crew and responsible for upgrading the existing menu to cater up to 300 guests.
She gives high attention to small details with the guests, the authentic dishes from all cuisines and the interior of the boat.
Being born in Israel she speaks fluent English and Hebrew plus basic Portuguese and she is also a certified PADI advanced diver, a surfer, an aerobic trainer and lifeguard.
Sharing the love for the ocean, in 2012 both of them graduated B.Sc in Marine Sciences and started to work together as crew on 50' sailing catamarans all around the Caribbean.
In 2014 they got an irresistible offer - being the crew on a privately owned Azimut 64' Flybridge so they said their goodbyes to sailing and moved on board of the motor-yacht to cruise all around the Mediterranean - Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy and Israel with the owner and/or his family on board.
Now their heart is longing for the sunny Caribbean again so they decided to come back and take the helm of Pearl!
They are fun, hard working, dedicated, responsible and outgoing who work well under pressure and have more than 5 years experience together in both crewed charters and private yachts industry with hundreds of happy and satisfied guests of all age.