Our Crew


Carsten franik

Captain Carsten began his maritime career as a boat builder in Germany, 20 years ago. As a keen sailor, he has actively raced Olympic Regattas across Europe, where his passion led him to the Superyacht Industry. Besides long distance yacht deliveries worldwide, he has managed several private and charter yachts in the last 10 years in the 20 to 50 meter range. With his exceptional communication, navigation, ship handling and luxury charter service experience, he offers the safety and comfort for his guests onboard, so that they can enjoy an unforgettable time onboard. 

Nationality: German
Qualifications: MCA Master 3000 GT, Marine Chartered Surveyor
Languages: English, French and working Italian


Thibault donaque

Thibaut started his career in the yachting industry in 2002. He is a very experienced crew member and speaks four languages fluently. Having sailed in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Middle East and the Caribbean, he is a valuable crew member offering his extensive experience. His mechanical expertise ensures that a charter with him will run safely and smoothly at all times. 

Nationality: French
Qualifications: STCW, OOWYachts 500GT, Ship Security Officer
Languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian


Michael began his career in yachting in 2013 and has worked on various yachts in the Mediterranean. He enjoys the high energy of the summer season and is passionate about his job. A smooth tender driver, water-sports pro and a helpful fishing gilly, Michael puts the needs of the guests first and is currently working towards the completion of his Officer of the Watch course.

Nationality: South African
Qualifications: Yachtmaster Offshore, AEC, PWC Instructor, EDH
Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans


Devin Hogan

Devin was born in Cape Town, South Africa and has an excellent energy and affinity with people. He has 8 years of experience within the Culinary Industryand worked at many top restaurants, where a large portion of his time was spent at The Test Kitchen under the watchful eye of Luke-Dale Roberts. He possesses a wide variety of skills within his trade and has a great understanding of ingredients and nutrition based foods.

Nationality: South African
Qualifications: Grande Diploma of Culinary & Arts, Cape Wine Academy Certificate
Languages: English, Afrikaans


Jeanne Roosendaal

Born and raised in South Africa, Jeanne has a great passion for the service industry since a young age. She has explored all her passions from working in the restaurant industry, serving and cooking and finally found her passion in wine service and viticulture & oenology. She continued her studies in wine and decided to go abroad and build up work experience in different countries. Jeanne is a passionate crew member, always driven to provide a first class service. 

Nationality: South African
Qualifications: Cambridge A&O Levels, Qualified Substance Abuse monitoring & in-vitro testing, Certificate from Cape Wine Academy Languages: English, Afrikaans


Anna is a very passionate and supporting stewardess. Having worked 8 years in the five star Hotel Negresco in Nice, Anna is the perfect crew member for the MY Cornelia. With her luxury service orientated mentality, Anna is effectively and positively supporting the team. Her hobbies are traveling and looking after children as a Nanny.

Nationality: Filipino
Qualifications: STCW 2010, Hotel and Restaurant
Languages: English, Filipino, French