Captain - John Mercadante
After being involved in several successful businesses, John turned his attention to motor yachts and a life at sea. He has traveled from Alaska all the way down to Mexico, Central America and through the Panama Canal. His journeys have taken him north on many trips to Maine and all the way south to the Bahamas. His tourism background makes him a natural for allowing his guest to enjoy a warm and comfortable experience while on board. John has extensive knowledge of the best ports of call that will make your time aboard MAGIC a truly magical experience.
Kristofer Burke - First Officer/Engineer
Kris is a South Florida native and lifelong vessel operator and fisherman. He was born in Miami, and he moved to Jupiter, Florida, when he was 7 years old. Kris has been a licensed captain since 2009, and he has extensively cruised the Bahamas and the Eastern Seaboard. He is an all-around expert when it comes to the systems serving motor yachts, keeping everyone safe and comfortable at all times. Kris is also a highly experienced sport-fisherman, spear-fisherman and free diver, and he enjoys helping others catch the fish of their lifetime. Kris will always help to ensure that all guest expectations will be exceeded.
Greg Farley - Bosun
Greg grew up on the shores of Lake Huron where at an early age he gained a deep reverence for the water. After attending university in northern Michigan he decided to change gears and moved to Florida to begin a career in the yachting industry. He procured his captain’s license from the Chapmans School of Seaman ship in Stewart Florida. Greg instantaneously fell in love with the Bahamas and the amazing snorkeling, diving, and fishing that the islands offer. Scuba diving is one of his passions and biggest hobbies. Nothing makes him happier than obtaining freshly caught lobster for guests while on a trip.
Karl Elliot - Chef
Born and raised in Sacramento, CA Karl is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and has worked in some of the worlds top kitchens including, 3 Michelin Star, Alain Ducasse. During his extensive travels Chef Karl has developed a wide range of culinary skills to ensure you are provided with the best culinary experience.
Nan Prikryl - 2nd Stew
Nan grew up in the heart of the beautiful, Texas hill country. She enjoys traveling and discovering new cultures, cuisine and the beauty of nature. Nan loves creating a place for people to gather and share life, and looks forward to welcoming you!
Maximilian Her - Deckhand
Max grew up in the south Florida town of Jupiter. He loves the ocean and particularly enjoys fishing, surfing, and diving. With his deep love of the water he took his passions and decided to have a career in yachting. Max welcomes you!
A Chief Stewardess will be added to this incredible ‘team’ as soon as the ‘magical’ person is found!