A fine ship needs fine crew
Combining decades of experience in making voyagers’ adventures truly memorable. Our multi-skilled, hand-picked team look forward to welcoming you on board Tenacious for the trip of your lifetime.
Born in Plymouth, England, Will’s boating background started at a very young age growing up in Salcombe Harbour, South Devon.
Before moving abroad Will worked in Devon restoring classic Salcombe Yawls. His Father was also a sailing yacht Captain for over thirty years. Will first came to the Bahamas with his father in 2007.
Will first joined Tenacious in 2010, as a Deckhand working up through the ranks. He left Tenacious in 2012 to sail around the world on another vessel. Once completing the circumnavigation in 2014, Will returned too Tenacious which was in the middle of an extensive refit. He is a young, fun Captain, and due to his nautical upbringing has more knowledge of sailing, sea, and weather than most. If you don’t find Will on the water, which is very rare, he will be riding his motor bike exploring new places!
Some of Will’s favorite destinations are French Polynesia, Fiji, Indonesia and South Africa, but so far nothing beats the shallow turquoise waters of the Bahamas.
Born in Poole, England, Rachel grew up in a small town in the South of England called Basingstoke with her mum and identical twin sister. She studied Sports, Politics and Sociology at A-Level before itching to get out into the work place. From there she taught swimming across all ages and levels while working as a lifeguard and manager at a leisure center.
Rachel inherited her love of the sea from her grandparents who, from a young age fed her a healthy diet of their own sailing stories from around Europe and the Caribbean. She learnt to sail on dinghy’s before moving on to Tall Ships and finally yacht deliveries and racing, achieving her Yachtmaster Offshore in 2015. Since then she has completed four transatlantic deliveries as Mate or Watch Leader on various small sailing yachts and worked on Motor Yachts as a Deckhand and Tender Captain before finding her way to Tenacious in October 2016.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys exploring new places & reading but is happiest when she can get out onto the water, sailing, snorkeling or wakeboarding. She is never happier than when there is no land in sight!
Born in Canada, Tyler was raised on a sailboat for 7 years cruising the Caribbean with his Mother, Father and younger brother before settling in Curacao. Growing up on the water he learnt to free dive for lobsters, fish and wakeboard from a young age.
Having grown up on the water, his curiosity for the land took him travelling Central and South America, The Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, Fiji, Borneo, Philippines and Hong Kong.
Tyler joined Tenacious in 2013, and is one of the longest standing crew members onboard. He is very familiar with the Bahamas, where Tenacious mostly charters and is looking forward to future destinations, such as Cuba and New England.
An Interesting fact about Tyler is that he speaks four different languages, including Dutch and Spanish along with the native language of Curacao. His title as well as being the Engineer is the onboard comedian. Quote from Tyler himself “at least if they’re laughing at me, they’re really laughing”
If Tyler is not on the water, he will either be working on, or riding his motor bike, he loves to socialize and have a good time, explore new cultures and likes to keep fit!
Born and raised in Pensacola Beach, FL, Mark has an extremely close bond with his family. Mark inherited his passion for cooking from his father who has been in the culinary field for the past 24 years. He inspired him and led him towards greater creativity and encouraged his career on Superyachts.
In earlier years, Mark shadowed many chefs, in many different restaurants, learning their different practices and techniques. After acquiring all of these skills, Mark mastered the art of various cuisines and he loves to showcase this to our guests when we have our themed evenings onboard.
In his spare time, he reads books, magazines, and watches numerous cooking videos…anything that could spark new creative ideas.
He also enjoys surfing, wakeboarding, diving, soccer and baseball.
Frankie grew up in Lymington, a small town on the South Coast of England. Her father had a variety of motor and sailing boats on which in the summer holidays she would spend most of the time fishing and racing around the Isle of Wight with her Dad.
Frankie has been in the hospitality industry for over ten years, working in a variety of restaurants, pubs and then as assistant manager in a Michelin Star restaurant in Beaulieu, England. She graduated from Bath University in 2013, with a Bachelors of Honors Degree in Business Management, but not wanting to conform to the 9-5 hours of a normal job, joined the yachting industry two weeks after her graduation to see the world, and hasn’t looked back.
Frankie started in the industry working on a 78-meter Motor Yacht in the Cote D’ Zur in the South of France. A year later she then become Chief Stewardess on a 45-meter Motor Yacht where she stayed almost three years.
In need of a change and always having a passion for Sailing, she then decided to join the Tenacious team in September 2016! If you don’t find her on the water, she will be in the Gym, at a music festival or considering which social event to go to next!
Born in Cape Town, South Africa. Bianca grew up in a hospitality background, in all levels of service and hosting in Clubs and restaurants of Europe as well as South Africa.
Bianca is a well-travelled individual, having lived in India, Taiwan, Thailand, Switzerland and France. She started her travels, modeling in India and Thailand, taught English in Taiwan, followed by hosting a top night club and restaurant in Zurich, learning Swiss German and eventually decided she wanted to travel the seven seas so decided to join the yachting industry.
She started off on Motor Yachts as a Sole Stew and Junior Stew, but she has now found her place on the beautiful Tenacious as a 2nd Stew and feels right at home in the Bahamas and sometimes on the private island.
Bianca loves to entertain a crowd with exciting, new innovative cocktails and conversation.
In her spare time, Bianca loves to practice Yoga and Meditation, she has a love for new cultures and nature, and she appreciates all that life has to offer.