Gabriella Bertone

Deckhand, Physiotherapist

About Candidate

A mature and independent aspiring deckhand who is courageous, adventurous and determined to always go the extra mile. I am a passionate young lady with a good sense of humor, always eager to learn and grow. I thrive within a team, adapt quickly to change, work well under pressure and a problem solver. I have a great moral and work ethic. I understand my boundaries and limits but will always strive to achieve more in everything I do. As a Physiotherapist by profession, I have a passion for working with and helping people. I like to see myself as a humble, strong, athletic and loyal individual who is ready to hit the
ground running. I have a great passion for the ocean, I love water sports, have a great sense of humor and 100 percent drama free.

Career Objectives:
Actively seeking a permanent Deckhand position on a private or charter M/Y or S/Y. I am striving to work in this industry on a long term basis and progress my studies further into Engineering, Jet ski/Watersport instructor and dive instructor

Problem solving | Hard worker | Motivating | Team player | Integrating on a personal level | Time management | Communication | Great adaptability | Creative | Leadership skills | Excellent work and moral ethics | Self-awareness | Good listener | Proficient and effective | Good eye for detail


  • YOA Deckhands course
  • STCW and PDSD
  • SRC VHF Radio Course
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA PWC Proficiency Course
  • Navigation and Safety Course
  • RYA Tender Operations Course
  • Medical ENG1 (Exp: Feb 2025)
  • PADI Open Water License


  • Long distance road running, weight training
  • Photography, vidoegraphy and painting
  • Scuba diving and surfing
  • Cooking and baking
  • Pilates


  • Formula one
  • Coral reef mapping and research
  • Ocean life rescue
  • Travelling and hiking

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  • Passport: South African/Italian
  • Visa: No Schengen required
  • Non-smoker
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Small visible tattoo on right wrist, easily concealed
  • Current location: South Africa
  • Availability: Immediately
  • International driver’s permit: IDP

References available upon request


Bachelors in Physiotherapy 2016-2021
University of Pretoria

Residential House Committee Member and Sports Committee Team Leader

Sports scholarship student 2010-2015
St Andrews School for Girls

First team swimming, swimming vice-captain. Second team Netball and athletics Provincial swimmer

Work & Experience

Junior Physiotherapist January 2022 - March 2023
Moira Wilson Physiotherapy, Milpark Hospital

- Trauma/Orthopedic and Neurological acute care and rehabilitation - Sports injuries and rehabilitation - Emergency care

Junior Physiotherapist January 2021 - December 2021
Manguzi Hospital, KwaZulu Natal

- Medical and surgical acute/chronic care. Pediatric/adult high care cases. - Acute and chronic sports injuries and rehabilitation - Neck and lower back rehabilitation and acute pain relief - Pilates classes

Mentor/First year Guardian for University students 2016 - 2017
University of Pretoria