Meet 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 Africa's south and southeastern coast from Mozambique, Sodwana Bay, St Lucia, the coast of Natal South Africa, Port Alfred (Eastern Cape), and most of Western Cape. For six years, he and his wife/First Mate Teresa have pursued their dream of owning their yacht and becoming full-time sailors. Their circumnavigation started in December 2014 when they participated in the Governor's Cup Yacht Race from Cape Town to St Helena. They cruised Brazil's coastline for six months and French Guyana's river waterways and coastline for five months. After that, they sailed on to Grenada and the 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; in no time, you will feel at home and know you will be taken great care of on your adventure. She loves to entertain and to prepare meals to every person's satisfaction. Her motto is to make you feel special and relaxed and to share the beauty of the BVI and USVI Islands.