MEET THE CREW

Crewmembers are a key component of a successful yacht charter. Professionally trained to deliver impeccable levels of service, Acacia’s yacht crew is committed to making your time on board truly extraordinary. Guests will be amazed at how Acacia’s yacht crew will anticipate your every need. From creating your favorite drink each day to teaching you how to water ski, the crew will be on hand to make sure your vacation is exactly as you dreamed.

Sit back, unwind and get ready to experience the best of the best while on board.

Hamish Hollingsworth

Captain

Captain Hamish has extensive experience in cruising along the eastern seaboard from New England to the Caribbean. Not only is Hamish extremely professional & passionate, his desire to entertain and witty sense of humor make him a favorite amongst guests and crew. With ten of the last eleven years in the yachting industry as a captain / engineer, his experience and Canadian heritage keeps Acacia running smoothly above and below deck.

Rory Montgomery

Chief Officer

Scottish born Rory was initially drawn to the engine room with his background in aerospace engineering, he soon found himself more at home in the deck department being outside and active. Rory has cruised the waters of the Caribbean and Bahamas, the Mediterranean, SE Asia, East coast USA and has crossed the Atlantic twice.

Federico Serra

Chief Engineer

Freddy started his career as a Marine Engineer in the Navy. In 2011 he joined yachting and now has his Chief Engineer Unlimited Qualification and his United Kingdom Maritime Coastguard Agency Y2 Qualification. A very calm natured person, Freddy has a logical and well thought approach to problem solving. He enjoys keeping fit by playing tennis, scuba and surfing.

Jessica Rynaski

Chief Stewardess

Jessica was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. With a background in guest service, Jessica uses her creative mindset to provide outstanding service to guests. Expertly trained, Jessica has been mentored by highly professional crew throughout her career. Her high attention to detail and affinity for creating unique experiences for everyone around her makes for memorable trips onboard Acacia. Jessica still enjoys creating art and music in her spare time, and loves being near and in the water.

Brianne Ricketts

2nd stew

Brianne originally hails from Oregon. While working as an event manager for a local winery, she decided to pursue a role that allowed her to give the highest level of service to guests. Since joining the industry in 2020, her stewardess skills have continued to excel. Brianne takes pride in working alongside her crew-mates to create an enchanting experience for all aboard Acacia.

Rhys Channon

Bosun

Rhys was born and raised in Cornwall, England. A sports-lover from a young age, he has visited countries across the world to compete in surfing competitions. Working on a yacht fulfils his love of travel and meeting new people. Rhys looks forward to making your time and experiences on board memorable.

Christy Leather

Deck/Stew

Christy has lived in various cities and towns in South Africa, where she was born. She studied business and law at university and decided to branch out, finding herself in the yachting industry due to a familiarity with boating and a love for the ocean. Christy intends on sharing her passion for the sea by giving you a magical experience on the water.

Olga Lupu

Chef

Olga grew up on a farm in Ukraine and always dreamed of working at sea. When she graduated from cooking school, she sharpened her skills in the cruise industry before joining the yacht world. Olga loves exploring new flavors and cooking techniques, while discovering new destinations and local ingredients.