Carol Benbrook


Carol Benbrook

Our British Captain, Carol has always loved the sea and has been sailing since she was a small child. In 1992, at the age of 19, she served as a cadet aboard the British tall ship ‘Astrid’. Following that, Carol graduated from Maritime Studies at the Maritime Institute in Plymouth. This is Carol’s second year in Command of Mariu and tenth year as a qualified 3,000 Gross Ton, Super Yacht Captain.

Carol has worked on some of the most exclusive private and charter yachts. She met her husband, Donovan who is our chief engineer, in 1999 on the 115ft S/Y Corinthian and they have worked together ever since. Carol first served as Captain aboard the 121ft M/Y Nectar of the Gods in 2001 and then as Co-Captain on the 142 foot Feadship M/Y Silver Cloud for two years before taking command of the 145ft M/Y Lady Joy in January 2005, which she Captained for two and a half years. Carol was Captain, New Build project Manager and Shore Manager, (during her maternity leave) of Sedation from 2007 to 2011. She has sailed over 200,000 nm.

Carol loves all water sports, especially SCUBA diving and she is a qualified PADI Rescue Diver. Her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skydiving and spending time with her two young children.

Captain Carol has carefully chosen her crew for a successful charter vessel. With a wealth of experience of chartering and a team that works together, she aims give the guests an experience of a lifetime. Carol and her team look forward to welcoming you and your guests on board M/Y Mariu, with the aim to make your stay on board M/Y Mariu a safe and memorable journey.