Captain, Chef and Yacht Broker, we got you covered!
Accomplished Captain and World Traveler, Vlad's fun loving persona will guide & inspire you to unwind, explore & connect with the Caribbean!
Vlad is a cruiser and international competitive racer with ocean-traversing experiences across the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Pacific-crossing waters. From Hawaii to LA, St-Lucia to Antigua, Pacific Northwest adventures and Club Racing, Vlad will provide the adventure and cruising experience you dream of.
As a former marine technician at Vancouver’s renowned First Yacht Services, Vlad’s experience goes beyond the adventure-seeking to ensure high-quality service, peace of mind and safety for all mechanical, rigging and electrical issues from his experiences across luxury powerboat and sailing vessels. Vlad’s qualifications include RYA Yachtmaster Offshore; Marine First Aid and CPR; Personal Survival Techniques and Basic Fire Fighting (STCW).
Before calling Vancouver home, Vlad worked world-wide on special effects projects for Cirque Cavalia, a renowned equestrian performance tour, providing stories to delight. In Vancouver, Vlad met his life-partner and first mate, Melanie Brisson.
For international guests, Vlad speaks English, Russian, Hebrew and French.
Your On-Land and On-Sea Experience Ambassador who turns her love for food into a feast for all!
Mel’s been cruising with the Lower Mainland Yacht Club in the Pacific Northwest and has delivered luxury yachts in the Caribbean from St-Lucia to Antigua.
Before Mel met Vlad on a sailboat in Vancouver waters, she worked in forensic toxicology sciences in Ottawa before relocating to the Pacific Northwest to provide Pilates instruction to clients and new teachers using the Classical Pilates Method.
Mel enjoys creating and delivering high-quality tours, adventures, entertainment, and delicious hospitality experiences with a safety-first mind-set, ensuring everyone sails away with fantastic memories. Mel’s qualifications include RYA Day Skipper and STCW. Her passion for food, zest for life and sailing are showcased in her amazing personality and she is excited to welcome you onboard.
For international guests, Mel speaks English and French.
Owner and Broker
I bought Belline II in December 2018 after Walti's sudden death. He had 27 years of passionately serving, sailing & exploring the Caribbean. During this time Walter hosted over 3000 guests and made lots of new friends, many returning year after year to enjoy their "dream come true" Caribbean vacation.
I have returned Belline II to the charter industry after a refit. I look forward to welcoming you to the BVI and making your dream vacation as seamless as possible. We strive to make this the best and most memorable sailing adventure with memories you will cherish for a lifetime!