Captain Steve Kemp – American
As a 16 year veteran in the yachting industry, Steve possesses a well-rounded and highly refined program proficiency. Captain Steve and his crew aim to provide guests with the highest standard of guest services from trip planning, hospitality to guest activities. As well, Captain Steve insists on running the safest possible charter program. This “safety conscious state of mind” will always provide his guests with a worry-free environment. Regions traveled are Seattle, Vancouver, US West Coast, Panama Canal, US East Coast, New England, Great Lakes, Bahamas and Caribbean.
Mathew Shea Chef – American
Mathew began his culinary career in Rhode island, His mother helped him begin his love for food at a young age running a vegan cooking school. Mathew has worked in some very upscale restaurants along with a few great yachts. He has done a lot of schooling along the way in many different countries and cities. He has had the opportunity to attend pastry schooling in Paris France “Lenotre” an internship in Phuket Thailand at “Blue Elephant” and another internship at the famous “Noma” in Copenhagen. Along with being a personal chef for the past three years in New York he has also worked on some great yachts such as “Rosehearty” and “Knickerbocker” He is now excited to bring his expertise to motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS.
Engineer/Mate - Jeff Marshall - American
Jeff is a seasoned mariner with over 10 years’ experience . Jeff served in the U.S.Coast Guard for 4 years as electrician aboard ship. He has a strong back ground in marine engineering and electrical systems. Jeff spent several years working on a commercial dive charter boat in the Bahamas where they would have diving enthusiasts aboard doing 4-5 dives per day. He is also a licensed captain and brings a variety of skills to his current position as chief engineer aboard m/y TAIL LIGHTS, where he joined the yacht early 2016. Jeff was involved during the refit period completed at the Azimut yard in Viareggio last year, where underwent a six-month extensive refit.
Deckhand Tyron Rogoyski-South African
Tyron is an experienced deckhand with two and a half years in the yachting industry. Working on various boats ranging from 40 feet to 180 feet he has acquired a great set of skills on deck. Originally from South Africa, Tyron has been living in America for six years now. Having grown up on four continents, Africa, South America , America and Europe he has a good understanding of people and cultures. This has given him the ability to adapt to any environment. During the time spent in South America he learnt to speak Spanish fluently. Growing up, sports was a major influence in his life. Tyron attended one of the best rugby schools in the world The Diocesan College or ‘Bishops’ in Cape Town, South Africa. Soccer, golf, tennis and athletics are also sports he enjoys playing in his spare time.
Sandra Murphy- Chief Stewardess- Irish
Born in Boston and raised in Southern Ireland, Sandra always had a passion for the sea having grown up in Kinsale, a small quaint fishing village known for its large yachting marina. Craving to see more of the world after studying for a degree in architecture and interior design, she set sail for life on board the world’s finest super yachts. Having worked as a waitress for six years, Sandra is not only well versed in cocktail-ology, but also possesses a bubbly, caring and courteous nature. Sandra is ready to pamper guests and bring her old Irish charm to the exquisite interior department, along with her passion for the open water.
Lisa Murphy 2nd Stewardess – Irish
Lisa was born in Co Cork Ireland, in a small harbored village called Kinsale. At the age of 20 she packed her bags and went straight into the yachting industry. She combined her passion for traveling and love for the ocean into one and has not looked back since. Previously Lisa has worked aboard M/Y Baton Rouge in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Joining on this summer season, she is now excited about her new endeavors aboard motor yacht Tail Lights. Lisa has been in the industry for six years now and enjoys it very much. Her Hobbies include surfing, soccer and swimming.