From a young age, Ed was brought up on the water racing dinghies and small yachts. As a teenager, Ed worked part time on the River Thames in his home town of Windsor. After two years as a hand onboard passenger boats he obtained his Class 2 Inland Masters Lisence and moved up to Captain some of the largest passenger vessels working on the Thames as well as the companies 100 year old steam driven cruiser. From there followed a University degree in Marine Management to pave the way for a natural professional career on the waters. He started his journey to captain as a wide eyed and hardworking deckhand. Through tenacity, determination and a love of the ocean he has achieved his career goal of captain. When not at work he enjoys keeping fit as an avid distance runner and keen cyclist. Down time is spent with his family back in the UK where he can be found restoring classic British cars, wooden sailing dinghies and more recently customising motor bikes.
Alice is the longest standing member of Kjos having joined with the current owner. Having grown up in the Lake District Alice came to the South of France in search of the good weather 7 years ago. Alice is a regular face in the Antibes yacht circles. Having worked on a variety of boats Alice is very capable on board, not only does she ensure the vessel is immaculate and your drinks are cold, she can also be found in charge of mooring the vessel and helping out in the engine room.
Chef Ivan is a skilled and enthusiastic Chef who has demonstrated his commitment to customer satisfaction and high quality dining, working in all areas of hospitality from Michelin starred restaurants to luxury ski chalets, private households and superyachts. Ivan is passionate about cooking healthy food using seasonal and local produce and is able to cater to a wide range of dietary needs at the highest standards. Not all of Ivans cooking is health conscious, having spent time as a pastry Chef Ivan has an amazing ability to create the most beautiful and delicious desserts. Chef Ivan started his yachting career in 2018 where he worked alongside Captain Ed to undertake an extremely successful charter season in the Balearics. Captain Ed and Chef Ivan are excited to be working together again this year in order to provide guests with an exceptional culinary experience onboard Kjos.
Throughout his life sport and keeping fit have always been important to Sam. From a young age he started playing rugby and has been playing ever since. He also spends a lot of time keeping fit by not only working out in the gym but using his fitness instructing qualifications to help others obtain their fitness and nutritional goals. Sam grew up as an ex-pat child in the UAE, in his late teens he saw the influx in yachts arriving in the area and on completing his education undertook a career on board. Sam has worked in a number of positions from deckhand to water sports instructor and also as a chase boat captain. Sam joined Kjos in 2019 as 1st Mate, he prides himself in taking care of the yacht's exterior and is your first port of call for any of our water toys.
Rolf was born and raised in South Africa where he grew up in the garage with his father, an engineer by trade, building and maintaining a vast collection of motor bikes. Rolfs love of all things engine and an ambition to see the world led him into the yachting industry back in 2007. Having started out working as deckhand Rolf quickly made the transition to engineer turning his hands from motor mechanics to yacht engineering. Rolf's time in the industry has taken him to many parts of the world exploring all corners of the Pacific and Atlantic. Keen to see new places Rolf came to the Med at the start of 2020 where he was quickly snapped up by Kjos.
Eden is the latest member of the Kjos team and the baby of the bunch. Having grown up in rural Wales, Eden worked in a number of hospitality roles before finding her way into yachting for the summer season of 2019. Eden has joined Kjos this year in order to further her experience and build her career in yachting. When not looking after the guests, Eden enjoys pursuing her interests in the Arts and has recently started to play golf.