Your captain: Irvin de Jongh
Our captain’s name is Irvin de Jongh, born in Curacao. He grew up in a house that is located at the Spanish Water and he always says that he learned how to sail before he learned how to walk. If that’s true? You’ll have to ask him yourself!
From the moment he got in a boat his passion for boats and Curacao was there and when he was older he started working at watersport rental companies. In 2016 he bought a 50ft Hatteras together with his girlfriend and started the company Miramar Boat Trips in Curacao. The yacht is used for charters for families, business events, couple getaways and other private events. In 2017 Irvin took over the Powerboat company together with Tamara. Driven by his passion for boating and working with tourists he will guarantee that you have an amazing day with Powerboat Caribbean.
As a very proud ‘Yu di Korsou’ (child of Curacao) Irvin cannot wait to show you the beauty of Curacao and Klein Curacao. He knows a lot about the history of Curacao and has some fun facts that he cannot wait to share with you! Irvin is a great chef and loves to grill. So your lunch is in good hands!
Pro tip from Irvin: wear sunglasses on board. Sometimes the ocean likes to kiss you and salt water in your eyes is not very pleasant. Sunglasses will keep the water out of your eyes.
Your captain: Tamara Blonk
Our second captain is Tamara Blonk, born and raised in Holland. She moved to Curacao to live the dream of working in the Caribbean and being with Irvin. Her parents own a logistical company in Holland where they exploit a cargo ship so sailing was something that was in her blood from the moment she was born. Tamara is our jack of all trades, she manages the marketing and bookings, she is captain, she makes sure the stock is up to date, and she loves boating! Usually you will find her on ‘The Flying Dutch’.
Pro tip from Tamara: For the women, I recommend to bring a hair mask. When you’re on the boat you apply it on your hair so the wind and salt don’t damage it so much. Something a male captain will never tell you 😉
Your crew: Ian Silvanie
Born and raised in Curacao, Ian is the funny guy that will make your day on the Powerboat unforgettable. Being an expert in snorkeling and freediving he will make sure you are safe in the water and on the boat. Ian is a great chef and will prepare a delicious lunch for you. His hobbies include scuba diving, his dogs, going out and exploring the island.
Pro tip from Ian: Bring dry clothes so you don’t have to drive home in wet clothes.
Team Powerboat is looking forward to welcoming you on board on one of our boats.