Harvey Rogers (born 1973) from Gloucestershire, England, has been a keen sailor from a young age. After achieving a bachelor degree in marketing Harvey managed restaurants, food export, and was an area manager in the retail sector before leaving the UK to follow a passion for the Ocean. Teaching diving and sailing led Harvey through Thailand, Egypt, The Maldives, Bermuda and to the Eastern Caribbean where he and Cara decided to combine their loves of sailing, cuisine and diving to become a professional captain and chef team. Harvey is a fully qualified MCA/RYA Ocean Master.
Cara Lillis-James, (born 1984) also from England, completed a Performing arts Degree in London followed by an English teaching qualification in Egypt. She left England for sunnier surroundings and pursued a career in diving in Thailand where she met Harvey. They have been working side by side for the past five years.
Cara pursued a culinary career, training at Ashburton School of cookery and the prestigious Ritz Hotel in Paris. Her passion for originality, combined with French training, produces astounding culinary masterpieces. Her combined loves for the water and the culinary world make her an ideal yacht chef.
Harvey's calm and competent attitude makes for very relaxed sailing, and he is complimented perfectly by Cara's overt and gregarious nature. Harvey and Cara's years of experience in providing superb customer service ensure unforgettable memories, and a truly exceptional Caribbean yacht charter experience.
Tiago Pinto welcomes you to Akasha with a broad smile and a friendly persona. After a season working in the Mediterranean aboard charter yachts up to 200ft, he is delighted to be exploring the Caribbean and sharing his passion for the ocean with guests aboard this luxury crewed catamaran.
Tiago is an active and energetic individual, with a strong natural connection with the sea. A competitive swimmer for seven years, keen surfer and scuba-diver, he will always be ready for the next activity - whether water-skiing or snorkeling he loves spending time with children and adults alike.
Having travelled extensively world-wide, Tiago has excellent language skills, speaking Portuguese, Spanish, and English fluently.
You will immediately feel at ease in Priya care - graceful and charming, she is naturally good with people. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry gained through working in luxury hotels and fine restaurants, including the prestigious Harrods of London, Priya ensures that service aboard Akasha is second to none.
Born and educated in the UK, Priya has also travelled extensively - after completing a degree in English & Hispanic Studies in the UK, Priya continued her studies in Brazil and worked throughout the Mediterranean developing her language skills to speak Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Whether it is under Priya's soothing hands on the massage table, or enjoying a specialty cocktail served with a smile, Priya's talents will ensure an unforgettable experience aboard Akasha.
Tiago & Priya are a positive minded and upbeat couple, with a love of interacting with people as well as being at sea. As a team they bring great positive energy and enthusiasm to Akasha and together with the Captain and Chef they ensure a fun and relaxing time aboard.
What an amazing week, thanks for all the great times you shared with us, as well as taking care of our gluten/dairy/soy free gang. I look forward to making it back in the future.
To the best crew in the BVI. You have all been fantastic! The BVI is a true treasure in the world, still underdeveloped and filled with the wonders of nature. We thank you and wish you all the best in the future. Look forward to seeing you in Cali.