Introducing Oneworld’s Crew

From the moment you step onboard, Oneworld’s professional and friendly crew will take care of your every need. With extensive experience and thousands of accumulated nautical miles from travels all over the globe, you can be assured that you and your guests are in the best possible hands.

CAPTAIN

Sam Eyles

Born and raised in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Sam was immersed in the tourism industry from a young age. His mother was heavily involved in the diving industry which is where Sam quickly established his love for the ocean. He regularly spent weekends soaking up all that the Great Barrier Reef has to provide.

Upon finishing school, Sam started his maritime career working on fishing vessels in the remote waters of Northern Australia. From there, he then decided there was more to experience in this vast industry and set off overseas to Southeast Asia to begin his career in yachting.

Ten years later, he has now cruised his way around the world from Southeast Asia to the South Pacific, the Galapagos to the Caribbean and enjoyed the Mediterranean charter seasons. However, where he is most at home is in the beautiful waterways of Australia. Since returning, he has taken to the East Coast of Australia and explored the coast he loves best, entertaining guests on Sydney Harbour.

“There is literally no place like Australia. Our climate, waterways, culture and our landmarks will forever leave you with the lasting memories and stories to tell. I am continually blown away by the experiences I’ve had in this beautiful country I get to call home.”

– Sam Eyles

TERM CHARTER CHEF

Cameron Hackney

Cameron joins M/Y Oneworld with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working both locally and internationally. 

Originally from Newcastle, he spent years working in his home town, the Hunter Valley, Sydney & Melbourne before heading overseas. Cameron travelled to London on a 10 week scholarship in The Ledbury, Notting Hill. His next stop was Bali where he worked in some of Seminyak’s most prestigious restaurants including Teatro Gastroteque + Locavore, before moving onto the famous 8degrees Projects run Sisterfields, BossMan + Bikini. From here, Singapore called. Restaurant Andre was home for a 3 month stint in Singapore’s highest ranked Michelin Starred restaurant. This lead to his yachting career. 

In 2014 he joined the privately owned M/Y Sapphire, a 55m cruising Singapore to the Eastern Pacific and back to the Mediterranean. While aboard, a role for the new build phinisi, Dunia Baru arose. This took Cameron throughout a journey of the unseen parts of Indonesia, a place he feels most at home. 

Upon his return to Sydney to build a young family, Cameron has spent the past 3 year freelancing on Sydney and Queensland based superyachts including Phoenix One, Mischief and Aurora, as well as private dining for exclusive holiday houses and prestigious homes across the eastern seaboard. 

Cameron looks forward to sharing his knowledge & cuisine with guests on board and exploring Sydney and the Whitsundays further! 


CHARTER MANAGER

Hannah Willan

Growing up in New Zealand, Hannah’s memory of the ocean was a stark contrast to that of her Australian crew. Wild and unforgiving oceans meant yachting rarely made its way South of the country where she called home.

In 2007 that all changed when like many kiwis she crossed the ditch and in 2010 her love for all things yachting took a turn for the better. Starting her career in the Whitsundays Hannah has a deep love for the ocean and everything that calls it home. In 2013 she took another leap and entered into the infamous European yachting industry.

Working in Europe on private and charter yachts Hannah has built such a high expectation for herself and her interior staff nothing but the best will do for her guests. Whether it be hosting a cocktail party or creating unforgettable memories term charter guests, anyone looking at chartering Oneworld can rest assured that they are in the best of hands.

“There is nothing more satisfying than the look on peoples faces when you show them something completely new for the first time. We forget how lucky we are here in Australia and can become complacent and take it for granted. Yachting keeps me grounded and on a daily basis I fall in love all over again with this uniquely rewarding industry.”

– Hannah Willan

CHIEF STEWARDESS

Tamires Vasconcelos

Born in the northeast coast of Brazil, Tami moved to  Australia over 8 years ago. She has since earned her Australian citizenship. 

Tami has over 10 years experience in hospitality customer service including five-star hotels, fine dining restaurants, functions & caterings companies. Having gained a degree in Hospitality Management, she then went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Marketing and Sales. She also speaks four languages! 

In 2019 she decided to merge her passion for service and hospitality with her passion for cultures, travel and the ocean and joined the yachting industry.  

Onboard Oneworld, Tami likes to create unique and exciting experience for guests, ensuring that your stay is one to remember. 


CHIEF ENGINEER

Dean Reekers

Born and raised in Sydney with a love of the water, Dean’s dream was to work in the marine industry. After a career in trade services he made the switch to yachting. He has worked on some of Australia’s busiest charter boats as well as completed several years of service for the Australian Coast Guard in QLD.  

When he is not on the water, he is in it! You will find him surfing on one of Sydney’s loved Northern Beaches with his 2 children who share his love for the ocean. 


LEAD DECKHAND

Sebastian

Sebastian was raised in sunny San Diego. He grew up loving all sports but was focused on becoming a professional NFL player until injury changed his course. He moved to Miami where he worked in fashion at Burberry where a client introduced him to yachting.

Being able to travel the world while working intrigued Sebastian. He started his journey in yachting in 2016. During his career at sea, he has sailed the Bahamas, Cuba, the East Coast of the U.S, the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.  

In his free time Sebastian enjoys yoga, keeping fit, exploring new places and reading. He looks forward to helping make your time onboard Oneworld one to remember.

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