Run by a passionate and fun-loving team, we work perfectly together to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for all our guests on board our yachts.
Asyranni Kosrom, Skipper
Having worked many jobs since young, Asyranni (also known as Ranni) finally found his dream job as a yacht skipper/captain. With his years of experience in the service industry before joining the Ximula Sail family in 2016, Ranni brings an exceptional level of attentiveness towards ensuring guests feel safe and comfortable on board and the yacht is in tip-top condition. Behind his serious face and tough look is a cheerful attitude, a playful soul and a quiet determination.
Despite having no experience in sailing when he joined the family, Ranni mastered the techniques of sailing within 2 days during a short team expedition within local waters. Since then, he has sailed on board Ximula to many islands in Indonesia, including the Lingga Islands, and the untouched Tambelan Islands.
Other than helming and taking good care of Ximula, Ranni also has a myriad of other random skills, like bartending, DJ-ing and taking care of his daughter.
Darren Lim, Skipper & Owner
Being a TV actor for more than 20 years, Darren has become a household name and a face easily (and excitedly) recognized by most Singaporeans. Known for his sense of adventure, he has lived with his family of 6 (including 4 adorable children) on board his yacht, Gracefully, for close to 3 years. Prior to Gracefully, his children also grew up at sea on board his previous 3 yachts. With his vast knowledge about the ocean and marine life, and his experience in sailing and diving, Darren hopes to educate and inspire more people to appreciate the great outdoors.
On board Gracefully, Darren has sailed extensively within the region, exploring both the west coast of Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand, and the east coast of Malaysia to Koh Samui, Thailand. Darren is a certified RYA Day Skipper.
Other than being a celebrity, a father and our captain, Darren is also a divemaster and enjoys golfing.
Victor Faustino, Crew
Leaving his family with 2 sons, Victor travelled all the way from Philippines to Singapore to earn a steady income so he could give his sons a good life and education. While he is still brushing up on his English, Victor is the team's super handyman/engineer who can fix literally anything on board, has crawled into every corner and hole on the yacht, and is constantly finding ways to make things easier and better. His strong work ethic is motivated by his dream of owning a piece of land in Philippines, on which he can build his own house with a sea view and rice fields and a private dock for Ximula & Gracefully to visit.
Victor has assisted Darren and his family on board Gracefully during many expeditions within the region, including Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Victor is a certified RYA Competent Crew.
Other than tirelessly scrubbing the deck of Gracefully, Victor is always serenading us with his voice and guitar.
Minqi Wong, Crew & Sales/Marketing
An outdoor lover since young, Minqi has always dreamed of traveling the world as part of her job. Leveraging on her family yacht Ximula, she is fortunate to be living the dream, and hopes to share her passion for the outdoors with other like-minded Singaporeans who are always looking for opportunities to get out of our crowded city.
Despite her poor psycho-motor skills, she picked up sailing from her father, TC Wong, and has sailed with the family on various expeditions on board Ximula to many beautiful destinations including Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, Pulau Tenggol and Redang in Malaysia, and the Lingga and Tambelan Islands in Indonesia.
TC Wong, Owner
Known for his out-of-the-box thoughts and lifestyle, Wong has loved boating since he was a teenager who was always going out fishing with his friends. Pursuing his passion, he used to own a 34ft Riviera powerboat docked at Keppel Marina back in 1994, but had to let it go when finances were tight. After 20 years of regret from letting it go (while working hard to grow his business, Zhaplin Work Pte Ltd), he has finally re-achieved his dream of owning a sailing catamaran, Ximula.
Other than sailing and enhancing his catamaran, Wong also loves rockclimbing, mountain climbing, traveling to unexplored areas, and basically anything sun and sand and sea.
Since 2016, Wong has retired from helming Ximula to continue his sailing adventures around Southeast Asia on board his 43ft Beneteau monohull sailboat, Ximula II.