Your Crew
Offering a service that goes above and beyond the level of quality typical of a
luxury superyacht charter, Marae’s crew are what make a special charter
something extraordinary. Whether it’s waiting with cool towels after a warm walk
or anticipating your cocktail almost before you’d thought of it, the crew of Marae
pay attention to the very smallest details – so you don’t have to.
Carl Zaniboni CAPTAIN
With 25 years in the marine industry, Captain Carl harbors a versatile and competent set of skills. His years on the sea have encompassed busy charter yachts to being an ice pilot in the cold artic to his owned yacht with his family onboard looking for adventure. Carl can adapt to any environment providing service to only the highest of standards. His strong vessel, engineering and crew management skills ensure guests a safe yet exciting charter experience, leaving them with memories to last a lifetime!

Carl was the Mediterranean’s 2002 Charter Captain of the Year and in 2005 his was the most chartered yacht in the Caribbean fleet. Guests can expect a fun, positive energetic experience when sailing with Carl.
Arwyn Kaiser CHEF
Arwyn proudly hails from Houston, Texas. Her love of sailing began as a teenager and continued at university while she earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Mass Communication. After graduation, she took her first professional sailing position as mate/ cook aboard a 74 foot, square rigged vessel. She then served aboard a 124 foot sailing ketch as Chief Stewardess, sailing between New England, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Most recently, Arwyn has spent 3 years aboard an English yacht as the chef, where she has enjoyed exploring local ingredients and absorbing new culinary styles in the different countries she visited. Having the gift of hospitality, Arwyn is committed to perfecting her culinary talent. She has studied formally at the Ashburton School of Cookery in England, and has consistently impressed guests aboard. In her spare time, Arwyn enjoys diving, hiking and traveling.
Susie Weaver FIRST MATE
Susie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA with a father who was a yacht Captain/Engineer for 40 years and a mother who was a Yacht Chef. Susie spent the majority of her childhood holidays sailing around the Caribbean and South Pacific visiting French Polynesia, The Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands on her father’s ketch, experiencing at a young age what the world has to offer.

After spending over a year in the yachting industry as a mate/engineer, she enrolled at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI studying marine systems to further her knowledge in marine engineering. She also holds a USCG 100GT masters license and is PADI open water certified scuba diver.

Susie is onboard to keep Marae in ship shape and ensure smooth sailing on board. Susie is also the person in charge of Marae’s many toys. Whether you wish to race around in the Lasers, kayak, paddleboard, or use one of the towable tubes, wakeboards, or water skis, she will make sure everything is prepared for a fun, safe time.
Jess Strunk STEWARDESS
Jess grew up in Knoxville, TN where she developed her love of the outdoors through exploring the Great Smoky Mountains and spending her summers enjoying the neighboring lakes. She enjoys diving, cooking, nutrition, gardening, and teaching yoga in her free time.

After 10 years in the service and hospitality industry, Jess caught the travel bug and searched for a lifestyle where she could travel and work at the same time. In 2013 she set off on her yachting career, where her passions for meeting new people and adventure comes alive.

Her beautiful table-scapes, lavish cocktails, and first class service make our guests feel right at home. Her witty humor and energy-filled personality make her a perfect part of the Marae Crew. She can’t wait to welcome you aboard!