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Crew members

Paul Busk

Captain

Paul’s boating career began at 5 in the waters of Bass Straight. Learning the ropes from his father and professional mariners, Paul completed an apprenticeship and pursued a career in the maritime industry on the East Coast Barrier Reef. After 5 years of working with his father, Paul completed his Masters/Captains tickets and left the family business to master commercial fishing industries such as tuna long lining, prawn trawling, and crab & trout fishing. Paul developed an extensive knowledge of Australia’s East Coast waters from Lord Howe Island to the outer reefs, making sure to have a dive, fish and surf along the way. A chance meeting with the owner of Sahana saw Paul leave the commercial industry after 27 years and begin a 6 year tenure spanning two yachts, two refits and 30,000 nautical miles, travelling all over Australia ranging from South Australia, The Whitsundays, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

Trudy Busk

Chief Stewardess

Trudy completes the husband and wife team of Sahana and is the lifeblood of the business. The partner of a lifetime seaman, Trudy understands better than anyone the demands of the crew, ocean and importance of ship harmony. These characteristics truly shine in Trudy’s ability to provide a family atmosphere, keep the crew together and navigate the guests needs.
With years of experience in hospitality, property and project management, Trudy has an attention to detail at the highest level. As well as a restaurant cook, barista and front of house Trudy can be found in the gym completing her certificates 3 & 4 in personal fitness, feel free to join her if you want to be put through your paces.

Grant Provost

Engineer

Grant is chief engineer on board but is an all rounder and happy to help with all activities on Sahana. Originally Grant started his super yacht career whilst in the Australian Defence Force partaking in fast vessel operations, engine maintenance and water purification for peacetime operations. His interests away from the water include yoga, bush walking and tinkering and maintaining his many vehicles. Grant's most cherished pastime is sharing his experiences and the exclusivity of the ocean with guests on board motor yacht Sahana and hopes to meet you on deck soon.

Rory Fereday

Deckhand

Rory’s love for the ocean started from a young age, sailing on the family yacht around Broken Bay and Port Stephens leading to an extensive knowledge of Sydney’s local waters. After completing year 12, Rory set off for adventures travelling around Europe and sailing the Greek Islands which cemented his ambition for a career in the maritime industry. After his travels he completed Pre Sea Deck Training at the Australian Maritime College and began working on cruise vessels before landing on Sahana where he has been a valuable member of the team for a year. Rory’s friendly attitude and high work ethic makes him the perfect deckhand, aiding the guests experience and helping in the safe running of the yacht.

Sam Waller

Chef

Sam Waller has spent the last 11 years cooking onboard luxury superyachts around the world. Sam's culinary style has been influenced by his time spent in the Mediterranean, Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada, the United States and the Pacific. Prior to working in the superyacht industry, he was Head Chef in several well-awarded restaurants throughout Australia. Sam brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to Sahana and strives to always exceed our guest's culinary expectations; whether it's choosing from one of our expansive catering menus, planning a bespoke dinner party or term charter, Sam always ensures our guests have an unforgettable experience.

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