Captain: Simon Davison
Simon has been sailing professionally since 1988. Prior to this he trained as a boat builder in South Hampton. Super yachting has taken him all over the world, from Alaska to Cape Town, & the Pacific. He particularly enjoyed the Classic yacht racing, still embracing the old traditions of the sea onboard today’s modern yachts. He’s a friendly, outgoing person who enjoys cycling and a fit active lifestyle.
Chef: Louise Martin
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 the boats have been Mediterranean based, so her cooking style reflects this, with strong accents on fresh, healthy ingredients, sourced locally where possible, intermingled with homemade delicious desserts, pastries and breads. Whilst between boats, Louis did a three-month stage at a Michelin starred restaurant in Winchester, UK, called the Back Rat. The style of food was fresh locally sourced ingredients for British cuisine, with a modern twist.
With a friendly easy-going nature, Louise 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. Louise was born in the South of England, where she grew up not far from London. With regular visits to Europe for holidays from a young age, her love for food was definitely inspired from all the lovely markets and restaurants she ate in and visited. In her spare time, she loves to explore new places, keep fit, and read. Louise also loves live music and theatre.
Chief Stewardess: Katrina Hughes
Kat comes from an active and well-travelled background; having been born in New Zealand and raised in Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to entering the yachting industry, she gained her Bachelors Degree in Design and worked in advertising and brand identity for four years. Deciding that her design career can wait, she decided to pursue her true passion for adventure within the maritime industry. This enthusiasm stemmed from volunteering for the New Zealand Coastguard at age 17, where she received intensive training and valuable search and rescue, first aid, and life saving experience. Being an avid water-sports enthusiast, Yachtmaster, and Divemaster, she can offer a wealth of knowledge on marine life and all aspects of water-related activities. Never one to sit still for long, her go-to sports back on dry land are hockey, mountain biking and archery.
First Mate: Rory Johnson
Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa Rory enjoyed a lifestyle that was guided by the ocean. Being involved with lifesaving from a young age he was exposed to sports such as surfing and free diving. As a young man he played waterpolo at a provincial level captaining the Western Province and spent time playing in Hungary. A passionate waterman, diver and Yachtmaster, Rory’s maritime career stemmed from a love of sailing, after crewing on boats being delivered around the Mediterranean he made the jump into the superyacht industry. Taking an interest in rigging and sails Rory can often be found 100ft in the air taking in the views. With a happy and enthusiastic nature Rory is sure to make your time on board a memorable experience.
Engineer: Alan "Al” Caddick
Born in Scotland, UK, Alan fast-tracked his maritime engineering career four years ago within the Royal British Navy. This in turn led him to explore the superyachting world where his impeccable skills picked up from the Navy have been welcomed and utilised onboard Whisper. A fit and active individual, Alan instructed gymnastics and coached tennis in his younger years. Not one to shy away from a challenge, he is our go-to man for fixing anything.