Florette has been owned by our family since 1978. We, the Haynes family, form the regular crew, along with 3-4 additional crew members. We love to share our experience, so allow us to let you experience the time of the old windjammer - you won't regret it. 

Master and Owner, Rony Haynes
Captain Rony Haynes grew up on the ship, first coming on board when he was 6 days old. As a child, he learned traditional sea craft from his father, who was then the Captain. That was followed by a school education, a craftsman apprenticeship in Germany, and Captains training in Germany, Italy, France & Malta. In 1999 Rony took over the position of Captain from his father, and since then he has sailed Florette with his family as the second generation of Haynes seafarers. His exceptional expertise and knowledge of the sea makes your stay a safe and special experience. Rony is half Bavarian, half English, and he also speaks Italian fluently.
Nicole Haynes
Nicole Haynes was born and brought up in Canada. For seven years she was an officer and rescue diver in the Canadian navy. After that she worked on different private yachts, and has been a permanent member of the Florette crew since 1999. On board, she has the position of the first mate and is also an excellent cook.
Jaden Haynes

Jaden was born in May 2007 in Malta and joined the ship when she was one week old, since then she has always been a permanent crew member on board Florette. She loves scuba diving, sailing and waterpolo. She also enjoys mindcraft and welcomes children onbord to share her adventures. Jaden has her personal teacher onbord, so that she can work hard on her education while enjoying ship life. 


Amber Haynes

Amber came into the world in January 2008 and joined the ship when she was two months old. She loves the sea like all other members of the Haynes family, and she is already considering becoming a Captain. She also loves sports and sails with the Royal Yacht Club in Malta. Like her sister Jaden, she works hard at her education on board with their teacher and loves learning new things. 



Ship's dog, Bosun (or Bo for short)

Bo is a champagne labrador and he has been on board since 2015. He is loved by children and guests alike, and lives the traditional life of a labrador to the full on-board Florette.