Meet Our Aquanimity Crew
Captain Bertie and Chef/First Mate: Teresa
Captain Barend (Bertie) Chapman, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, graduated from university as an Engineering and worked for De Beers in the Synthetic Diamond Division for some thirty years.
He has sailed, snorkeled and deep sea fished along the south and southeastern coast of Africa from Mozambique, Sodwana Bay, St Lucia, the coast of Natal South Africa, Port Alfred (Eastern Cape) and most of Western Cape. For the past six years he and his wife/First Mate Teresa have pursued their dream of owning their own yacht and becoming full time sailors.
Their circumnavigation started in December 2014 when they took part in the Governor's Cup Yacht Race from Cape Town to St Helena. They cruised Brazil's coastline for six months, French Guyana's river waterways and coastline for five months. Thereafter they sailed on to Grenada and Caribbean. They fell in love with the Virgin Islands and decided to stay, they are now in their fifth charter season in the Virgin Islands.
First Mate Teresa Chapman, a customer service professional from Cape Town, South Africa, has shared Bertie's dream and can not wait to welcome you onboard Aquanimity. Teresa has the warmest heart and in no time you will feel at home and know that you will be taken great care of on your adventure. She loves to entertain and to prepare meals to each and every person's satisfaction. Her motto is to make you feel special, relaxed and to share the beauty that the BVI and USVI Islands have to offer.