Date of birth05/08/1970Marital StatusSingle - No Dependants
Emailtheoscheepers@hotmail.comMobile+33 (0)
NationalitySouth-AfricanLanguages English, Dutch, Afrikaans
VISAEuropean Residence - Carte De SejourB1B2 USA Visa
(exp 20/10/2020)
Passport NoM00054003
(exp 23/01/2022)
Driving LicenseEuropean Union-Permis de Conduire

Health Excellent- ENG1, Non smoker


MCA Yacht Master 200GT - Commercial Endorsement, France
CYA Canadian Yachting Association, Cruising Standard Certification, Israel
RYA Power Boat Level 1-Personal Watercraft Certification, United Kingdom

MCA STCW 95 (Fire Fighting, Medic First Aid, Sea Survival, Social Responsibilities)
MCA Advanced Fire Fighting, Spain
MCA Advance Medic First Aid, South Africa
MCA Advance Sea Survival, France
MCA ISPS - Security Awareness Training Certification, Malaysia
Hydraulic Maintenance Course, Accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers South Africa

MEOL(Y) Certification
Professional Yacht Engineering Certification, United Kingdom (Electrics & Electronics, Hotel Services)
MCA-MEOL Skills Test Certificate
MCA-AEC Approved Engine Course
RYA-Diesel Engine Maintenance Course Certificate
Isle of Wight College, UK-Welding Course Certificate
Isle of Wight College, UK-Fitting and Turning Certificate
ENG 1- Seafarer Medical Certificate, France
Project Management Intec College South Africa

PADI-Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Speciality Nitrox Instructor, Scotland
(Personal Scuba Diver/Water Sport Instructor for Royalty)
CMAS- Organisation of Diving Instructors, Open Water Instructor, Israel
MCA/PADI- Medic First Aid Certification, South Africa

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Food Certification, United Kingdom

Werludu SA Computer Training College, Windows/Exel Certification, South Africa


S/Y Blue Papillon 43 metre (Royal Huisman Shipyard, Holland)

Date: August 2012-May 2013

I was the build engineer on a high performance sloop, overseeing the entire new build project in a single crew capacity in co-operation with the owners project manager. Responsible for daily yard meetings, address change order protocols, liaison with suppliers and the complete purchasing of all tools and parts. I completed the build when the vessel was successfully launched, end of May 2013.

S/Y Kaori 38 metre Schooner (Palmer Johnson)

Date: October 2011 – March 2012

Position: Chief Engineer, I’ve overseen and completed a 3 months refit in Brisbane, Australia standing in for the captain during his holiday period Waters sailed: Joined the vessel in Papua New Guinea, sailed the entire east coast of Australia amongst a 5 member crew. Left the vessel to advance my career in yacht building.

S/Y Aime Sea 36 metre Sloop (Dubois)

Date: October 2010 – August 2011

Position: Chief Engineer, joined the vessel in Boston,USA where we sailed the entire east coast amongst a 5 man crew. Responsible for all engineering duties and re-painted complete engine room, fitted new floor boards and continued sailing in the Caribbean waters. Overseeing the loading and offloading of the vessel during her Atlantic crossing on the Dock Express Reason I left the vessel, vessel passive in Genova, Italy for serious selling point

M/Y No Compromise 82 foot Sunseeker Predator

Date: May 2008 - February 2009

Position: Captain, where I ran the vessel with only a 2 man crew, busy family boat The owner is the Sunseeker importer for South Australia. I was invited to the London International Boat show with the owners delegation as an advisor. Waters sailed: Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa (delivery Tunisia to Genova, Italy) The vessel was sold, I am still in close contact with the owner and family, please see reference

M/Y Joy II 64 foot
Sunseeker Manhattan

Date:November 2007 - April 2008

Position: Captain, I obtained Commercial status for the vessel during the winter season.
I was responsible as single crew member for the interior/deck and all engineering up keeping onboard.
Reason for leaving: owner wanted to run the vessel as a charter vessel where the owner wanted to drive

M/Y Molly Malone 94 foot Sunseeker Yacht(Capt R Marmon)

Date:March 2007 - October 2007

Position: Mate
Waters sailed: French and Italian Riviera, Balearics

Maritime Ship Services and Dominator Shipyard (Mr. W. Pichler)

Date:June 2004 - February 2007

Responsible for the controlling aspect of all new builds 60 to 90 foot range Dominator fleet
Deliveries, maintenance, shipyard activities, liaison with owners/buyers
Waters sailed: Eastern and Western Mediterranean

M/Y Constellation 80m (Capt. G. Fiscaletti)
M/Y Maracunda 50m (Capt. J. Kurtin)

Date:April 2003 - May 2004

Position: Personal diver for the King of the State of Qatar
Waters sailed: Persian Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean

M/Y Christina O 100m (Capt. Henning)

Date:February 2003-Apr 2003

Position: Re-fit team
Shipyard: Genoa, Italy

M/Y Lady Ship 42 metre

Date:April 2000 – Janaury 2003

Position: Bosun/2nd Engineer
Waters sailed: Turkey

Amakhaya Construction (Mr. R. Van der Merwe)

Date:April 1998 - February 2000

Position : Project Manager
Senior management position within the housing industry, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Member of Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Eastern Cape, South- Africa
Sailed Algoa Bay Circle Race onboard S/Y Talisker, Cdr. I. Bancroft and S/Y Wings, Capt. A. Andrew.
Active PADI Divemaster, Port Elizabeth, South-Africa.

M/Y Sea Surveyor 33m (Capt. D. Hillel)

Date:November 1995 - December 1996

Position : Mate
Waters sailed: Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Suez and Eastern coast of Africa

S/Y Shooneet 47 foot (Capt. Z. Shaked)

Date:May 1994 - November 1995

Position : Solo yacht crew
Waters sailed: Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

Sonte Construction

Date:February 1992-April 1994

Position: Project Supervisor, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Member of Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Eastern Cape, South- Africa

South-African Navy

Date:January 1989-December 1991

Completed Naval Officers course, Gordons Bay
Served onboard Strike Craft Division Simonstown and Durban
Waters sailed: South-African East and West coast

Hoerskool Die Wilgers

Date:December 1988



Capt. Peter Kuster S/Y Blue Papillon
+33 629991869

Mr. W. Pichler Owner Maritime Ship Services (Dominator Shipyard)
+33 622663215

Mr. R. Bertram Owner M/Y No Compromise and Sunseeker importer South Australia
+61 883584400

Capt. R. Marmon M/Y Molly Malone
+33 685145774

Mr. R. Van der Merwe Director Amakhaya Construction
+27 41 3730888