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Ashton Pienaar

Deckhand, "Below Deck"

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 Cape Town, South Africa. Excited by the potential to become a career yachtie, Ashton travelled to the South of France in search of work, and landed his first job on a private yacht for an Arctic expedition. After his near-death experience on last season of “Below Deck” Ashton perused his Master of Yachts 200GT license allowing him to work as a mate instead of just a deckhand. This year he joined a crew based out of Croatia and is currently First Mate/Co-Captain on a yacht based in Florida. Ashton embraces security in the unknown and has been fortunate to learn something new about himself with every experience. No matter where his adventures take him he will have a great story to tell!