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Country of birth: England
Current residence: England
Marital status: Single
Children: No
Languages: English

Mike Leonard, 29

BOSUN

Mike was born and raised in Derbyshire before moving to Dorset. He is an avid watersports enthusiast and has diploma in outdoor leisure, several RYA qualifications and is a qualified kayak and canoe coach. Mike previously worked ashore in a water sports center in Scotland for 3 years, later spending another 4 years as a jet ski, jetpack and powerboat instructor in England, during which he moved up to the position of manager. Further following his love for the water, he found himself venturing into the world of yachts, working on M/Y Cloud 9, M/Y Bash and M/Y Exodus before joining M/Y Axioma. During his spare time Mike enjoys kitesurfing, climbing, drone videography, and exploring new places

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Country of birth: Belgium
Current residence: Belgium
Marital status: Single
Children: No
Languages: Flemish & English

Bart De Clerck, 32

LEAD DECKHAND

Bart was born in the medieval city of Ghent, Belgium, a country most famous for its’ chocolate and beers! He has a degree in 'Biotechnology and Animal Care' and his internship at an Australian wildlife sanctuary started his passion for travelling. Bart decided to move to South East Asia where he qualified and worked as a PADI dive instructor, teaching hundreds of people of all ages. Besides teaching recreational diving, he is also a qualified technical and rebreather diver, allowing him to explore deeper parts of the ocean. His passion for diving has brought him to some amazing places, shipwrecks and many shark encounters! He then ventured off onto yachts, working on M/Y Amore Vero and M/Y Crescent before joining M/Y Axioma. Bart diving, sports and exploring new places during his free time.

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Country of birth: Czech Republic
Current residence: Slovenia
Marital status: Engaged
Children: No
Languages: Czech, English, Slovenian, Slovakian

Lumir Berka, 29

DECKHAND

Lumir comes from a country with a rich history and great beer, Czech Republic. While studying Computer design, he was also mountain biker and football player. At the age of 19 Lumir packed his bags, put a dictionary into his pocket and flew to New Zealand to learn English. After working as a carpenter in Slovenia, living the life of a cowboy in Canada and then becoming a tourist entertainer in Croatia and Thailand he decided to combine his passion for travelling and adventure to join the yachting industry. Lumir loves all kinds of sports: water sports, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, badminton, beach volleyball, diving and much more. Before joining M/Y Axioma he worked as a deckhand and drone pilot on 65m and 92m private yachts.

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Country of birth: UK
Current residence: UK
Marital status: Single
Children: 0
Languages: English

Harry Adams, 28

DECKHAND

Harry grew up in the beautiful coastal town of Cornwall. Prior to joining yachting industry Harry he trained as a boat builder and carpenter, working in several shipyards and small boat yards for a few years. He later combined his love for boats and the ocean and entered into the industry as a deck hand. He brings a lot of experience to the Axioma team having previously worked such as M/Y Nahlin M/Y Radient and M/Y Siren. Harry is not only a skilled carpenter and seafarer but also great with children, often found entertaining the young ones and those young at heart. During his free time, Harry enjoys rollerblading, sailing, camping, travelling and nature.

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Country of birth: Ireland
Current residence: Ireland
Marital status: Single
Children: No
Languages: English

Conail Mcgowain, 28

DECKHAND

Conail grew up in Ireland and has always had a passion for the ocean from a young age. After school he went on to study surf science at university. He was later introduced to the yachting industry whilst working in a shipyard in Falmouth, helping to repair and re-fit yachts. He has now been in the industry for 4 years since bringing with him a range of knowledge and experience gained through his time on various yachts such as M/Y Alrya, M/Y Hampshire 2 and M/Y Forever 1. Conail enjoys all types of water sports and when in new places he always tries to make time to check out the surf!