Phoenix2 is operated and managed to the highest world-class standards by an international, multi-talented, and multi-lingual professional crew. These individuals are selectively chosen as a result of experience and a commitment to maintaining the highest yacht standards.
Purser - Anna Hills
Anna was born and raised in South Africa, where after school she was a Researcher in Pharmacology at the University of the Free State for ten years. Anna has been a 'water baby' since childhood. She excels at windsurfing and swimming and has obtained her Captain's License on Sailboats, as well as her Yacht Master Offshore. We are glad Anna decided to change her career and joined the Yachting Industry. Anna has worked as a Purser and Chief Stewardess for 16 years, which includes 8 years on board M/Y Phoenix and M/Y Phoenix².
Releif Purser - Adéle Meyburgh
Adele grew up in Vryburg, known as the Texas of South Africa. She now calls the Scenic Coastal Garden route home. Her qualifications include a Diploma in Managerial Skills and she is also a qualified Realtor. She decided to broaden her horizons and venture into a new world called Yachting. After completing various Yacht related Interior courses, she hit the high seas and has spent the last 18 years on various sized Motor Yachts, both charter and private and cruised Alaska, the Mexican coast, Caribbean Islands, The Mediterranean, Turkey, Croatia, Sicily and Sardinia. She is a shopaholic, loves fashion, art, antiques, exploring new destinations, photography, walking and Yoga.
Head of Housekeeping - Ashley Walter
Ashley is a small town girl all the way from Ontario, Canada. She grew up in the outdoors and has a strong appreciation for country music. She graduated school as a Marketing Major but spent most of her previous work experiences as an Office Manager, a high-end Restaurant Server and Private Suites Hostess. Ashley came on board M/Y Phoenix² in 2013 and has never looked back. She takes great pride in her work and her strong attention to detail and warm personality will ensure you have a comfortable stay on board.
Head of Service - Adéle Truter
Adéle comes to us from the beautiful wine region of Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town in South Africa. She has worked in several 5 star restaurants as a hostess, managing events with great level of service. Charmed by the opportunity to apply her hospitality skills on board super yachts, she chose to join the yachting industry in 2013. Always striving for the best, Adéle creates a fun, relaxed, and pleasant environment on board. Outside of the boat she enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle, paddle boarding, and travelling.
2nd Stewardess - Amy Cannon
Before joining the yachting industry, Amy studied BSc honors degree in Psychology and has also won several international gymnastic and cheerleading championship medals. Amy fell in love with the Bahamas and its beautiful beaches where she learnt to scuba dive but when she is at home in South Shields, England, Amy is a keen horse rider.
Stewardess - Kirsty Bouch
Kirsty is from Cape Town, South Africa and joined Phoenix² in October 2016 a year after she joined yachting. She graduated with a Degree in fashion and photography. She started in hospitality by being Hostess in some of Cape Town's finest restaurants and enjoyed being an ambassador for various events. She comes from a sailing background, spending a year sailing the Caribbean with her parents and travelled the world since a young age. Her hobbies include exercising, hiking, traveling and anything creative. Currently she is learning to speak Spanish and plan on learning French shortly thereafter.
Stewardess - Aesha Scott
Aesha is from Tauranga, New Zealand. Being very curious about life, she completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Earth Science and Geography.
She has worked on both charter and private motor yachts over the past two years, ranging from 35 to 65 meters, and is excited to have moved on to such a stunning vessel as Phoenix2
She loves being outdoors and any activities like hiking, kayaking, fishing and rock climbing that connects her with nature. As a child she did competitive dancing in the style of Modern Jazz. Next she wants to learn and compete in Salsa dancing.
Stewardess - Desiré Truter
Desiré is from Cape Town, South Africa and this is her second year on yachts. She did however have an exciting, funny few months on a steam ship before joining Phoenix². Des is a trained ballet and jazz dancer and enjoys keeping fit. She has always wanted to be in a musical and has a Degree in Economics and Psychology.
Stewardess - Olivia Guerra-Darby
Olivia is a delightful newbie to the yachting Industry and Phoenix² is her first yacht. Hospitality and the joy of traveling brought Olivia to the Yachts after exploring Thailand, Bali, the Canary Islands and completing a BSc Degree in Biology. Olivia is from Spanish decent and grew up in Leicestershire.
Stewardess - Courtney Adams
She is from Sydney, Australia and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management & Marketing which she obtained from Charles Sturt University. Her Yachting career started in 2013 when she and her twin sister traded the corporate world for a backpack in search of an adventure through South and Central America. One year later and very little funds in our piggy banks, we decided on pursuing a career in the yachting world instead of going back home to continue the adventure across the pond and have not looked back since. Her interests include: photography, running, dogs and live music events.
Steward - Julius Rey Gonzales
Julius is from Cebu City, Philippines. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology which he completed at the University of Visyas in Cebu, Philippines. He joined Phoenix2 last year, after working on Cruise Line Vessels as Cabin Steward for 9 years. He use to have his own band and can sing and play the guitar. He keeps fit by going to the gym.