João Franco

Lead Deckhand

João grew up in Zimbabwe in the midst of political strife and corruption, where surviving became a daily objective. Highly motivated, João left Zimbabwe and parlayed a job doing day work at a Captain's house to working on his boat. His independent spirit made him clash with his superiors at first but inspired by the success of the guests who chartered the boats he worked on, he quickly adapted the "work smarter, not harder" mindset to climb the ranks in his yachting career. When it comes to dating, João admits he "wins the hearts of many and disappoints quite a few."