Daniel Farrell – Captain
Hailing from Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Dan has spent the vast majority of his working life on the water. His foundation as a deckhand running guests to the outer reef pontoons on the Great Barrier Reef, was the catalyst for a deep passion of the ocean and working in the marine environment. From there, Dan successfully pursued a career working on Luxury Yachts all over the world. Over this 8 year period he worked on several boats, spanning opulent charter vessels in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, to a luxury 60m Expedition Vessel in the position as First Mate on which he covered over 50,000 nautical miles, ranging from the Mediterranean, The Caribbean, The Americas, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean crossings, South Polynesia and New Zealand. Family life saw Dan return to Australia where he took on a new direction in his career, taking on Marine Construction where he achieved a Master position running his own vessel. Dan regards his new position as Captain, on DeLisle III, as the pinnacle of his career and brings with him a wealth of knowledge, an unwavering focus on safety, professionalism and enthusiasm to ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable experience.
Michael Schenk – Engineer
Born and raised in Sydney, I spent most of my teen age years on the water waterskiing and Hydrofoiling on the Hawkesbury river. I commenced working in the marine industry 7 years ago where I was completing refit work, automation and electrical repairs. From here I found myself on the water and enjoying it, completing my marine engineers ticket and Electrical technical officers qualification. Working mainly in the commercial sector on various multipurpose work vessels and harbour towage to Dynamic positioning vessels with remote operated vehicles and professional dive teams travelling both the east and west coast of Australia. Living in the beautiful Whitsundays now sees me working on the DeLisle III where we can explore and enjoy this wonderful place and beyond.
Glenn Preston – First Mate
Glenn has been involved in the Marine industry for fifteen years. His maritime training has seen him work under Master Mariners in Europe, Australasia and the Pacific. Glenn’s experience stems from seven years on Super Yachts in the Mediterranean, Private and Commercial charter work on sailing and dive yachts on the Great Barrier Reef and time on a research vessel with the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Glenn’s eye for detail and perfection is an attribute that is welcomed onboard Delisle III.
Jessica Lupton – Chief Stewardess
My name is Jessica Lupton I am 23 years of age, I am a qualified personal trainer and group fitness instructor from the east coast of the Coromandel New Zealand. I have many years experience in the hospitality industry having managed and run teams in busy fast passed businesses. Having lived in a small beach town Whitianga on the Coromandel peninsula this has lead me to want to Pursue a career in yachting.
Alexandra Armstrong – 2nd Stewardess
Hi my name is Alex and I am from Brisbane, Australia. I am a passionate photographer and scuba diver with a love for travel, animals and the ocean. I have a strong background in hospitality and customer service having worked within that industry for close to 10 years before my love for the ocean drove me to the Mediterranean to join the yachting industry, where I have been working for the past 2 years. I am excited to now be a part of the De Iisle III crew.
Bec Guest – Deckhand/Stewardess
Growing up in Margaret River, WA I have a love for the ocean and everything it has to offer which has lead me into a career in yachting, working at sea for the last three years cruising around the Kimberley, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Great barrier reef. I look forward to more adventures at sea on-board DeLisle III with our guests and crew.
Nigel Syme – Chef
My name is Nigel Syme. I was born in New Zealand and at the age of three my family came to Australia to live. On completion of gaining my Year 12 I found after doing a Catering Course that I discovered I had a passion for cooking. In 1996 whilst still at TAFE I gained employment at Sea World Nara Resort. Here I was fortunate enough to learn skills from World class Chefs. In 1997 I was in the top 10 Apprentices in competitions and in 1999 I became a qualified Chef and was employed at Marriott as a Chef de Parte under the guidance of a English Chef Mark Wilson until 2001. My experience after that at leading International Hotels and restaurants led me to working alongside a Personal Chef of the Sultan of Brunei where I became a Chef de Cuisine. I began my career in 2012 working on International Yachts for high profile families. One was for a very powerful family in Canada as his Personal Chef for 2 and a half years.My Yachting experience has been with an English high profile family and a well know US family travelling from San Diego to Belize on their 30 to 50 meter yachts as a personal chef.My cooking style is of all cuisines and styles that guests will savour whilst they are travelling.