Our team of enthusiastic skippers
Bonaire Private Liveaboard is a collaboration of enthusiastic skippers and entrepreneurs who have a passion for hospitality, sailing and Bonaire. We have joined forces to offer a great private liveaboard experience on the Dutch Caribbean waters.
Bonaire Private Liveaboard offer you a Caribbean liveaboard experience on one of our sailing yachts that we hope will feel like you are visiting us in our own homes.
Owners Patrick & Linda
Phoenix and more
Patrick grew up in the transportation world, after years under and on the trucks he started as a programmer and wedding photographer.
In 2011 he came to Bonaire for the diving industry and fell in love with Bonaire and sailing,
after spending some time in the diving world on Bonaire, he took the RYA days-kipper course in 2018
on the island of La Gomera (near Tenerife).
After completing this there were a few trips ahead where he gained experience in the sailing world.
After crossing from Costa Rica to Thaiti on a sailboat, he knew for sure, life goes on with a sailboat,
with a bit of coincidence I came into contact with the old owner of SoloBon Sailing and we came to a deal, from April 1, 2023 I would like to take you through the waters of Bonaire and then tells fun facts with sometimes some jokes.
Are you going on a sailing adventure with Skipper-Patrick?
Linda used to work as a sports teacher with people with disabilities in the Netherlands.
In 2014 she moved to Bonaire and worked as a dive instructor for 4 years.
In this period she met Patrick 😁
Together They did the RYA day-skipper course in la Gomera (canary islands)
After this she worked as snorkel guide and as crew on sailboats
After the sail across the pacific it is time for a new challenge and chapter in life on the Phoenix with SoloBon sailing.
Seas the day folks!
Patrick and Linda are the skippers and owners on the Phoenix.
Marco grew up with sailing as a kid and was a sailing instructor for many years on open sailboats in Friesland, the Netherlands.
Just before Marco left the Netherlands he certified for the “Klein Vaarbewijs I and II” and VHF Certicicate.
When Marco moved to Bonaire in 2017 he decided to hire himself out as crew or captain to different sailing companies. That is also when he met Norman on the Phoenix. Marco is a certified tour guide on Bonaire and started diving on Bonaire to explore the fantastic reefs of Bonaire. Currently PADI Emergency First Responder & Rescue diver certified. It is always fun to be in or on the water and to learn something new.
Frans is the proud owner of Oscarina, a true, classic sailboat. Frans came to Bonaire more than 20 years ago and fell in love with its natural beauty, both on land and in the sea. His profession as a mechanical engineer came in handy while restoring this boat back to its former glory. Now she floats peacefully in Bonaire’s crystal blue waters and is a beautiful as the day she arrived on Bonaire 30 years ago.
Frans welcomes you to this special island and will show you firsthand the beauty of Bonaire. Whether it’s a day of sailing, snorkeling, diving, or birding, he’ll guide you in style and comfort.
Although he’s often barefoot, he also has a pair of dancing shoes for a night in town.
From the age of 12, Jos started with sailing on the small lakes off Limburg *(Netherlands) and kept on sailing in mostly European waters till he discovered the Caribbean, always sunny, beautifully colored sea and constant winds. Especially Bonaire was his most favorite island for the people and nature.
Jos and his family decided in 2014 to emigrate tot this Paradise. In 2015 he sailed with his Bavaria 36 “Pure” over the Ocean to Bonaire, it was a great challenge, [ more about his challenge ] In the Netherlands he is still active in the holiday industry, a company where caravans, folding trailers and motor homes are being sold. Feel the Fun, Feel the passion, Feel the freedom, Feel the adventure is everything about Jos.
Jos is a bon vivant and loves people !! Philosophizing, chilling and dreaming away on the boat ! Together with Jolanda his wife they love to share this passion with You!!