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To each guest, the experience of a lifetime comes with different hopes. Uncovering the unique hopes of every guest is the pride of every Sovereign crew member.
Each guest receives special attention, and every need and preference is honored and noted. Then what’s desired is quickly anticipated, and what was once only imagined becomes a joyful reality.
That’s service on Sovereign.
Stephen Burke
Stephen Burke
Captain
Stephen works with guests to plan their voyage, then safely and efficiently delivers a remarkable experience. His love for adventure always makes for a memorable journey on Sovereign.
Ilze Jonker
Ilze Jonker
Chief Stewardess
Ilze has been exceeding guest expectations for more than 15 years working on yachts. She leads a team of stewardesses that seek to fulfill—and even anticipate—every guest’s needs.
Hervé Niacadie
Hervé Niacadie
Chief Engineer
Hervé is multilingual and a valuable asset to Sovereign, with over 20 years in the yachting industry. He ensures the yacht operates in peak condition and that the charter runs smoothly.
Luis Chagas
Luis Chagas
Chief Officer
Luis’ experience with yachts and passion for watersports make him the perfect manager for the deck crew. His crew maintains the yacht’s exterior and tenders, and runs all the fun-filled charter activities.
Sean Doyle
Sean Doyle
Head Chef
Sean is cultured, adventurous, and well traveled—and it all comes through in his cooking. Upon creating tailored guest menus, Sean showcases his art and training to deliver a memorable culinary experience.
Crew Members
...plus 9 other superb crew members
Sovereign's stewardesses, deckhands, engineers and sous chef are devoted to their specific roles in fostering a world-class luxury yacht experience.
 Safety & Confidentiality 
Sovereign is committed to ensuring the safety and confidentiality of its guests
Sovereign was designed and constructed to meet a strict safety code, and was officially "built to class" for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Built as an expedition-style yacht, Sovereign ensures safe travel across seas for its guests, even in rough conditions. Its bow, for instance, is large enough to cut through 6’ to 8’ waves without turbulence.

Sovereign follows the International Safety Management (ISM) code to be deemed seaworthy, and remains compliant and "in-class". Guest safety is our top priority, and we work to protect our guests and help them know how to stay safe while on their charter.

Sovereign's crew has a tremendous appreciation for guest confidentiality. We aim to quickly earn our guests' trust by offering personalized, world-class service, while respecting their utmost privacy. We protect guest information and take strict measures to ensure none of it leaves the boat.

We’re grateful to our guests for putting their trust in Sovereign.