Having spent most of her childhood and adolescence traveling on her family’s 45-foot sailing catamaran, yachting seemed like a natural career choice for Ciara. Ciara met Paget while he was working on her family’s boat and he introduced her to the yachting industry. She got her first taste of yachtie life at 17 working as the sole stew and crew cook on a 27-meter sailboat in Spain. Since then, Ciara has worked extensively as sole stew, chef and first mate, running small yachts with her boyfriend Paget. Living year-round on Parsifal, she knows the boat inside and out, making her a force to be reckoned with. This charter season, Ciara steps in as a deckhand and although she has been dating her boyfriend Paget for over four years, they have never worked in the same department.