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.
Andrew Kaiser CAPTAIN
Andrew is a native Texan who developed a passion for sailing as a young boy, purchasing his first boat at the age of 13. While studying at the University of Texas, he cultivated this passion by sailing his own boat and being active in several university sailing organizations. After university, Andrew chose to pursue sailing professionally and has worked as Captain, Mate and/or Engineer aboard several different sailing vessels. These vessels have included traditional square-rigged ships to modern super yachts along the New England coast, the Caribbean, the Great Lakes, the Mediterranean, and the North Sea.

Prior to coming aboard Marae, Andrew served as the captain of an English yacht for three years. In this time he sailed to 22 countries, logging approximately 50,000 miles. He has earned and currently holds a US Coast Guard 200 GT near-coastal license, a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Oceans of 200 GT, as well as a selection of auxiliary qualifications. Andrew enjoys an active lifestyle, and when he is not sailing, he enjoys scuba diving, motorcycle riding and hiking.
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.
Jeremy King FIRST MATE
Jeremy is the First Mate / Engineer aboard Marae. His job is to keep the boat in ship shape and ensure smooth sailing for everyone on board. Jeremy 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, Jeremy will make sure everything is prepared for a fun, safe time.

Growing up sailing on the Hudson River in New York, Jeremy has cultivated a life-long passion for the sea. Before joining Marae, Jeremy was captain of a 72’ wooden schooner offering tours of the Narragansett Bay. With more than 5 years in the yachting industry Jeremy holds his 200 Ton USCG captain’s license and is a PADI Advanced Diver. Like Marae, Jeremy now calls Newport, RI his homeport but feels equally at home in the blue waters of the Caribbean.
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!