Captain Sean Kampfer
Born and raised on Long Island NY, Captain Sean joined the boating scene at a young age. Beginning with his parent’s boats and restoring an old sailing boat of his own he eventually began running water taxis and mid-size passenger vessels to the city. Falling hard for yachting one summer after joining a busy charter yacht in New England he has not looked back. Sean is a hands-on captain who takes great pride in any vessel or program he runs. He is guest satisfaction oriented and aims to make your time aboard TAIL LIGHTS a fantastic and memorable one! Sean is a licensed pilot and in his spare time you might find him sailing, flying, paddle boarding, golfing, and spending plenty of time at the beach. Previous yachts: SEAFARER, JOPAJU, ENDEVOUR, SERENITY, FRISKY LADY.
Chef Thomas Day III, American
Chef Tom hails from Philadelphia, who at the early age of 15 got his start in the hospitality industry. Tom found his passion in the kitchen and studied Culinary and Baking at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. They honored Tom with an Outstanding Achievement Award and a Presidential Scholarship. After years as an Executive Chef in some of Philly’s busiest top restaurants, he transitioned into yachting to share his delicious creations on a more personal level as a private chef. Tom puts his heart and dedication into his food and thrives on that simple sigh, smile, or filled belly from our charter guests aboard TAIL LIGHTS.
Chief Stewardess – Suzy Balfour
Growing up in South Africa Suzy’s wonder for the world and passion for travel lead her into yachting, where she began her career on Fore Aces, cruising the Bahamas and New England. Suzie brings an exceptional variety of different cultural service from various parts of the world. Just completing a year on Expedition Vessel , LACY KAY, cruising Panama, South America, and Galapagos. With a passion for hospitality, Suzy will be sure to make sure that your charter vacation exceeds your expectations.
2nd Stewardess – Jessica Grubb
Jess hails from Berryville, Virginia and has a love for travel, adventure and a knack for hospitality, which puts her right at home aboard Tail Lights. After graduating from college, Jess moved to Hawaii and instantly fell in love with the ocean and wildlife. She spent nearly 10 years there, working with autistic children and giving adventure tours on catamarans. When not working, Jess loves to freedive, workout, and experience new things. Her creative spirit and upbeat personality shines brightest when she’s mixing up your favorite cocktails aboard Motor yacht Tail Lights.
1st Mate–Christopher Grandmaison, American
Chris found his love for the ocean at an early age after taking frequent trips off the California coast on his father’s fishing boat. He grew up in San Diego enjoying boating, surfing, and diving. After graduating from college, his thirst for travel and love for the ocean has led him to a career in yachting. Chris’s 15 years in the hospitality industry and 6 seasons working on yachts has prepared him to help create unforgettable experiences while aboard TAIL LIGHTS. When not out on the water, Chris enjoys snowboarding, playing hockey, and photography.
Engineer-Rich Di Giulio, American
Rich was born in Rhode Island. He has lived as far inland as Indiana as a coal miner, but the call of the ocean was too strong. Rich returned to the sea in the yachting industry. Rich has a knack for fixing things and is passionate about personal growth. He is an avid traveler and has traveled throughout the Caribbean, crossed the Atlantic, and stayed in the Mediterranean for ten years. When not performing engineering duties we can find Rich in the crew mess folding napkins and/or making towel animals. In his spare time off the yacht, he loves to play with his daughter, take photos, and fly his drone. Rich also enjoys working out.