William Garnier - Captain/Dive Instructor
Kim Stoklasa - Chef/Mate
William was born into a family of naval tradition and was taken to sea before he could see over the steering wheel. He has pursued successful careers in arboriculture, environmental policy and as a director for a national renewable energy company. However, his early introduction to sailing meant a career on the high seas was always likely, and so it has proved as he gained RYA Yachtmaster accreditation and has skippered boats in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Kite-boarding, diving, kayaking, windsurfing, surfing are just a few of the activities William enjoys. A sailing trip solo around the Atlantic in a rather small boat is testament to his adventurous spirit. You can ask him about that or just read the book he wrote! His love of the sea is infectious and you will enjoy catching his relaxed island vibe.
He loves to share his knowledge of the lesser known anchorages, private coves, and secluded beaches and will take you to visit and explore all the unique locations the Caribbean has to offer. As a qualified instructor of sailing and diving he relishes introducing guests to the grace of sail-power and those new to blowing bubbles. He has spent 2 years diving in the BVI's and welcomes leading guests on explorations into the tranquil underwater world of stunning reefs and wrecks.
Creative and fun-loving by nature, Kim's skills in the galley reflect her personality. She delights in mixing healthy fresh local produce with international dishes learnt from a life well travelled. On top of her German Baccalaureate Kim has training in all aspects of food safety, hygiene and many allergies. She is expert at creating the perfect atmosphere for guests on-board Invictus. Naturally at ease with people, Kim has managed high-end private and corporate events in cosmopolitan London, and worked with people of all ages as a sports instructor and animal behaviourist. With music being one of her passions Kim has performed as a singer in Top40 bands and worked as a studio singer for pop productions, ad-jingles and voice overs. She is not the kind to need an excuse for a dance either! Clearly not one to be type-cast, Kim is qualified on powerboats and can be relied upon to drive the dinghy for wake-boarding, and is always on-hand to capture all your special vacation moments on film.
William and Kim have actively sought, and been fortunate to find, diversity in their lives. Welcoming new guests, You, who come from many different walks of life only adds to that richness. Easy going and thoughtful, William and Kim encourage every guest to make full use of all Invictus has to offer, and look forward to having fun guiding You around the beautiful islands in style.
“Thank you for the wonderful trip. You made it relaxing, diverse and so much fun. The food and drinks were wonderful. Hope to see you guys on another trip”
– L.S. 01/15
“Thank you so much Kim and William for this wonderful week! We really appreciated your hospitality, your food and your sailing tips. You make an amazing team and couple.”
– A.P. 01/15
“Kim is a very friendly and professional Chef who produced meals of outstanding quality and presentation.........The experience went a whole lot beyond my expectations! We had a fantastic time. Kim and William are a fantastic team.”
– J.L.R 01/15
“We miss you guys soooo much!.....It was our best vacation ever!!.....We feel so blessed to have had that experience with you. You spoilt us rotten and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
“Just wanted to send a quick note to say that we all miss you guys!! We had SUCH a GREAT time with you both. An experience we’ll never forget – and hopefully we’ll be back to do it again!!”
– K.F. 02/15
“We had a truly amazing time and want to thank you from the bottom of our heart. It has been one week today since we departed the BVI's and your ever loving passion for life and sailing. We miss the wonderful conversations, activities, and glorious meals. Your special cocktails were always a treat and playing the guitar was brilliant.”