Ashton Pienaar

Deckhand

Ashton found his way into the yachting world after spending seven years working a desk job and having a “routine” lifestyle in Johannesburg, South Africa. When he could no longer ignore his passion for adventure, he quit his job and signed up for yacht training in the South of France. Excited by the potential to become a career yachtie, Ashton landed his first job on a private yacht for an Arctic expedition. He continues to learn and grow as a deckhand, with each charter bringing new experiences, challenges, and friendships. Ashton believes that having security in the unknown is one of the most liberating life lessons he has embraced; no matter where his adventures take him, he will have a great story to tell! 

Ashton Pienaar

Shows Below Deck

Deckhand

Ashton found his way into the yachting world after spending seven years working a desk job and having a “routine” lifestyle in Johannesburg, South Africa. When he could no longer ignore his passion for adventure, he quit his job and signed up for yacht training in the South of France. Excited by the potential to become a career yachtie, Ashton landed his first job on a private yacht for an Arctic expedition. He continues to learn and grow as a deckhand, with each charter bringing new experiences, challenges, and friendships. Ashton believes that having security in the unknown is one of the most liberating life lessons he has embraced; no matter where his adventures take him, he will have a great story to tell! 

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