David Zimath – Captain

Captain David Zimath is a South Florida native who started his Yachting Career in 1991 as a Deckhand on a 172’ Motor Yacht. For several years he held the positions of Mate and Engineer before his first Captain’s position in 1997.

As Captain, David has now logged over 100,00nm including 45+ weeks of Charter cruising the waters of New England, The Bahamas, the Caribbean Sea, and West Coast of the United States.

It is David’s Pleasure to provide suggested itineraries including out of the way harbors and anchorages, to the most popular Yachting destinations.

Elani Botes – First Officer

Elani grew up in the Northern Limpopo Province of South Africa, situated only 60 miles west of the world renowned Kruger National Park, one of the epicenters of wild life in South Africa.

She made her entry into yachting in 2010, and has since worked on both private and charter yachts, cruising all over the world. Beginning her career as a Stewardess, but finding her passion on the exterior and in the pilot house, she switched gears and has cultivated a dream of one day becoming a Captain. Elani has an ever present smile that shows her professionalism and dedication to her job.

Jason Yates – Engineer

Jason comes from Manchester in the North of England. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16 as an engineer where he then spent 23 years serving on various ships from Aircraft Carriers to Type 23 Frigates. After the Navy he switched careers to the yachting industry in 2015 to seek new challenges.

With his keen sense of humor and cheerful demeanor, Jason enjoys providing a first class service to the visiting guests. He has visited many countries in his 27 years working at sea yet continues to seek out new places and adventures along the way. His interests include travel, diving, live music and learning to play the guitar badly.

Melinda Meaney – Chef

Melinda is a trained chef with a passion for cooking.  Her creative approach to food and presentation never fails to impress.  At age ten she had her first dinner party where friends enjoyed a meal prepared with thought and care.  Since then Melinda has found great satisfaction in cooking for people.

Ten years ago, she left her career at Microsoft Corporation to follow this passion.  She moved to Vancouver and enrolled in culinary school.  Food and travel go hand in hand, so with the desire to seek new techniques Melinda trained in several Michelin star restaurants in Northern California.  She has continued to pick up cooking classes in more remote destinations such as Kaui,  Koh Phanang and Montepulciano.

She hopes you join us onboard Magic for a tantalizing culinary experience!

Tamarin Isherwood – Chief Stewardess

Tamarin Isherwood is a proud South African from Johannesburg. Having studied Professional Makeup Design & Hair Styling and Photography, her artistic background and keen eye for detail comes through in her personality and service, ensuring that guests on board receive the highest quality of service and the trip of a lifetime whatever the weather.

She joined the yachting industry in 2015 and is always striving to progress within the industry to the best of her abilities. Her hobbies include diving, sport rock climbing, live music, painting and photography – anything involving an artistic flair.

Ana Tesic – Second Stewardess

Ana Tesic was born on a coastal town of Split, Croatia. Been exposed to sea life from an early stage after her graduation, she took her first position as a crew member working on board various cruise lines as spa therapist. Soon after that she starts her career in yachting, where she stayed since 2013 working on board some of most prestigious yachts in the industry like S/Y Maltese Falcon.

In her free time Ana is a very active person, spending her time playing tennis,basketball,and surfing .

Cameron Jackson – Deckhand

Cameron grew up across the road from the beach in Durban, South Africa. He is a former landscaper/horticulturist with a great eye for all things green and beautiful. The pull of the ocean drew Cameron to yachting at an early age. Having worked on yachts for over five years now, he has proven to be an incredibly talented sports fisherman. He holds a national record in his home country and there is nothing that makes him happier than helping guest target and catch game fish while enjoying their time aboard.