Captain Martin and Chef Cari-Mari

Crew Profiles: 
MARTIN’S BIOGRAPHY

"We are probably only 0,00003% of the world's population, to be so privileged to be sailing a yacht in paradise this week" is something Capt Martin normally tells his guests. A Yachtmaster Ocean, a small craft surf launch and dive captain, a PADI Divemaster and a BBQmaster, his aim is to bring the best out in people. Being a true ambassador of Mother Nature, he will quench any thirst you might have for adventure or one of his signature cocktails. You will learn to relax again and live the dream... one day at a time. You decide what you want to do, but don't be surprised when he challage you to do something you have never done before and love the results of it!

After having sailed the coastal waters of South Africa, the Atlantic, Southern Florida and the Caribbean extensively, in search of his Mermaid of the Aqua Blue Sea, he met his dream, Cari-Mari, in his hometown. Their mutual respect for Mother Aqua, led them to dive and do fishing charters around the world's most southern reef located on the eastern tip of South Africa, before heading over to the Caribbean where they chartered BVI, St Martin, St Barth and Anguilla on catamarans and South Florida and the Bahamas on mono-hulls. Their contages love for each other and entertaining, is something that rubs off. 

CARI-MARI'S BIOGRAPHY 

"There is a party in your mouth and everyone is invited!" is a favorite Cari-Mari quote. A very experienced gourmet chef and world renound designer/manufacturer/entertainer, who makes everything an event!

Cari-Mari connected to the magical wonders of nature, which inspired her creativity from a young age. When she followed her heart to live near her big lover, the ocean, she met her husband and true lover, Capt. Martin. Together they have created many lasting memories from South Africa to the Caribbean, running charters on catamarans, mono hulls and small craft fishing vessels. 

Life is a rhythm and if there is a beat, Cari-Mari will dance with a smile. She believes a strong body equals a healthy mind. A fearlessness for adrenaline sports is the result of heradventurous spirit and thirst for physical challenges. Be sure to be summonsed and guided by her gracious yet upbeat approach, to try all the fun activities Yes Dear has to offer.

Cari-Mari will go above and beyond to take care of your every need. With almost 20 years of experience in design and entertainment, her passion is not exclusive to food, but rather hosting in style, glamour and beauty, with pristine hospitality and a whole lot of fun!

SAMPLE MENU

BREAKFAST

Served with tropical fruit platter, fresh baked bread/toast with jams, selection of cereals, juice, infused water, coffee & tea

Bulghar & spinach fritters with eggs & tomato chutney

Blueberry and bacon French toast casserole.

Power Balls (peanut butter oatmeal) served with fresh fruit and yoghurt

Bell pepper egg-in-a-hole

Baked ham, eggs and asparagus with parmesan

Two melons summer soup with white chocolate grapes

Breakfast quesadillas with bacon, eggs, onions, cheese

Baked oatmeal with berries and nuts toppings

Bagels with avocado, salmon & cream cheese

 

LUNCH

Served with fresh bread

Sesame seed seared Tuna with watercress, rocket, sweet pear, walnut salad with Parmesan Crisps

Homemade blue cheese stuffed burgers with coleslaw & plantain chips

Curry Steak Salad with pine nuts, feta cheese, baby spinach, tomatoes, olives, cucumber, sprouts

Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos, with black beans, corn, lettuce, salsa, guacamole & sour cream

Chicken, strawberries, spinach, feta, sesame seeds, hearts of palm, mandarin orange salad

Beef Lasagna with Exotic Signature Salad (Baby Spinach, Rocket, fried Butternut, Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese, Caramelized Nuts, assorted Seeds, Coconut Flakes & Coconut Cream Dressing)

 

APPETIZERS

Smooth avocado humus, Sweet Chili Dip, Crudités and sliced baguette or crackers

Pan-toasted almonds with a touch of chili and sea salt

Bacon wrapped onion rings

Jalapeño Cheese Poppers, Bacon wrapped shrimp and curry dill mayo

Crispy plantain fries tossed in sesame oil, honey & sesame seeds with sweet chili cream dip

Greek trio of hummus, olive tapenade and feta herb dip with toasted pita triangles

Cilantro pesto shrimp skewers

 

DINNER

 Creamy Zucchini Soup

Caramelized Onion & Brie Tart

Zucchini, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese bruschetta

Caprice salad

Stuffed Mushrooms with cream cheese, pepperoni & spinach

Aubergine crumble topped with tomato, mozarella & basil

Caribbean Mahi-Mahi with mango fruit salsa, jasmine & wild rice, bok choy, grilled pineapple & coconut rum sauce

Grilled orange ginger pork tenderloin with rosemary roasted potatoes, butternut squash and salad

Stuffed prosciutto chicken with vegetable orzo and salad

Steak with garlic mashed potatoes topped with parmesan and grilled vegetable kebabs

Ocean roses (salmon & sole rolls) with creamy dill sauce, stir fry vegetables and garlic raosted baby potatoes

Paprika & Honey grilled Chicken sliced in between Avocado with salad

Roasted fillet of beef rolled in herbs and porcini, wrapped in prosciutto with oven baked vegetables.

 

DESSERT

Dried strawberries with decadent chocolate sauce

Panacotta mousse with fried cinnamon starfruit

Chocolate lava served with vanilla ice cream and mint leafs

Cheesecake with pineapple and coconut shavings

Poached pears & caramel sauce

Banana Fosters with vanilla bean ice cream

Organic chocolate fudge with cherries and whipped cream

Liqueurs, Coffee, Tea