Captain - Gary Bush
Gary's early years were spent on the family sheep farm in the central part of the North Island of New Zealand. It was when the family moved to the coastal town of Tauranga when he was a teenager that he discovered his love for the ocean. Weekends - and some school days - were spent, fishing, diving, waterskiing, and on the beach.
Despite this, Gary decided to train as a Civil Engineer which he combined with a career as a professional rugby player. This took him around the world playing rugby in Australia, Canada, Italy, and France. It was during the off-season while he was in Europe playing rugby that Gary discovered the Mediterranean Yachting industry. Starting his new career at the bottom he worked his way up to Captain. Gary Joined Beverley after a successful period aboard a 35m charter yacht where his practical and professional 'can do' attitude was highly appreciated by his charter guests. He has a sound knowledge of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, ensuring guests visit the best anchorages and see all the best sights.
Gary joined the build team of Beverley prior to construction commencing and oversaw the entire construction from start to finish. He therefore has the benefit of a very thorough knowledge of the yacht.
He is a keen golfer and skier when he gets the opportunity and still enjoys watching rugby. Gary maintains a home and family in Antibes, South of France.
Chef - Cynthia Davis
Cynthia Davis was raised in Taupo, in central New Zealand. Her inspiration for cooking came at a very early age and she has always had a passion and love for food. After finishing school, she gained an apprenticeship at an award winning restaurant. With the help of her Head Chef she was able to enter into many competitions throughout her apprenticeship, and had the opportunity to represent NZ in the 1994 International Salon Culinare in Singapore, where she gained a silver in the apprentice competition and bronze in the regional team competition.
After her apprenticeship she moved to London, where she worked for the next 7 years learning British and Modern Mediterranean cooking under some acclaimed chefs in London restaurants such as Blakes Hotel, Delfinas, Palio's and Alfred's which included a stint as Head Chef.
From there she moved back to New Zealand and did a Certificate in Nutrition and became Head Chef of various restaurants serving eclectic Pacific rim and fusion style cuisine.
She has been in the yachting industry for the past 2 years. Cynthia is now looking forward to producing the finest quality cuisine for her guests on M/Y Beverley. Along with cooking and eating, Cynthia enjoys keeping fit and learning about other cultures.
Chief Stewardess - Jillaine Young
Jillaine Young is from Brisbane Australia, and is the Chief Stewardess onboard M/Y Beverley. Her affinity with the ocean attracted her to the world of yachting 8 years ago. Since then she has worked on various yachts, private and charter of varying sizes, which have taken her to the around the world.
Jillaine's experiences have proved very valuable in her role as Chief Stewardess onboard M/Y Beverley. She enjoys all aspects of the yacht and along with the 2nd Stewardess, will endeavour to make her guests' time on board Beverley an experience to remember.
Jillaine's ready smile, sense of humour and attention to detail are a hit with crew and guests alike. She enjoys the outdoors, beaches, diving, snorkelling and exploring new places.
Second Stewardess - Catherine Houghton
Catherine Houghton is from London and is the 2nd stew on MY Beverley. Her love of travelling lured her into the yachting industry two years ago and she has enjoyed working aboard classic and new yachts of all sizes in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Catherine was previously a freelance violinist playing in orchestras and various ensembles and backing groups from Jersey to China. She also taught violin and piano to young children which proved a useful experience for many family charters.
First Mate - Jason Galia
Jason was born and raised in the central area of the Philippines, near the city of Cebu.Having been interested in boating from a young age he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Transportation from the University of the Philippines.
His first job was on a cruise ship for Trans Asia Shipping Lines. He then moved to Dubai to work on M/Y Horizon, 45m, which cruised the Persian Gulf and up to the Mediterranean. During his 4 ½ years onboard he passed his Yacht master licence. He then moved to M/Y Natalina a 54m yacht ranking as Third Officer.
Jason has now been with the owner of Beverley for 7 years. His home base is now La Napoule, South of France, where his wife and son live.
Chief Engineer - Troy Sansom
Troy Sansom is the Chief Engineer on M/Y Beverley. Troy was brought up in Melbourne, Australia.
He has now done something that he has wanted to do for many years and has helped the Captain to build M/Y Beverley. Because of this Troy has a very good knowledge of all the systems on board Beverley. Troy still enjoys fishing and also likes to watch Australia win at cricket!