CAPTAIN: Andrew M. Lasek
Andrew was born in New London, Connecticut and grew up living aboard his parents’ boat on the waters in and around the Eastern Long Island Sound. A true “hawsepiper,” Andrew’s journey to the wheelhouse is a veritable testament to his dedication and passion for all things maritime. After graduating New Canaan High School, Andrew took a job as deckhand aboard a 180' Feadship where he would spend the next six years mastering all aspects of yachting under the watchful eye of his mentor and now close friend Captain Jim Holman, a distinguished veteran in the industry. Captain Holman took Andrew under his wing and afforded him every opportunity to learn from his lifelong experience on the sea. In the spring of 2017, Andrew’s training came to fruition and he took the final steps to completing the remaining Coast Guard license. It didn’t take long for industry insiders to take notice. Andrew now sits proudly at the helm of Aquasition, a vessel on which he has over two years of experience. Captain Andrew is delighted to have you aboard M/V Aquasition and hopes that you have a most memorable experience.
1ST OFFICER: Samuel Higham
Samuel was born and raised in the small surf town of Gisborne on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. His passion for the ocean started young with surf lifesaving and surfing. After traveling around Europe and being introduced to the yachting industry and the travel-while-you-work lifestyle, he headed to the US to begin his career. Since his move to the US, he has enjoyed years of exploring what the US east coast and Bahamas have to offer. He has since married and is expecting his first child at the end of 2019. Samuel enjoys bringing a positive energy to the work environment and strives to assure that everyone has a fantastic time whilst on board.
CHIEF STEWARDESS: Megan Shawver
Megan grew up in Jensen Beach, a small beach community in South Florida. Her love affair with the ocean started at a young age because she was always out on the boat fishing, snorkeling, and enjoying water sports with her younger brother. She has a passion for helping others and pursued a degree in nursing until she was exposed to the Yachting Industry in 2012 when she moved to Fort Lauderdale. She is a bubbly, approachable yet professional Chief Stewardess. She enjoys being creative, making her guests laugh, creating a warm and fun environment on Motor Yacht Aquasition, and creating an unforgettable experience for each and every one of her guests that come on board. Megan has traveled most of the beautiful Caribbean, all of the East Coast of the United States, all the way up north to Canada and throughout the Great Lakes. She has also traveled South East Asia where she obtained her 400hr Yoga Teacher Certification. Megan is passionate about her job and is so grateful to combine her love of traveling, the ocean, and caring for others. She is looking forward to welcoming you on board with her big smile and positive attitude!
SECOND STEWARDESS: Diana Cincotta
A born and raised New Englander, Diana has always had a passion for the ocean, traveling and new adventures. After receiving her Master’s in Global Studies & Development and working in corporate strategy and consulting for 5 years, Diana felt it was time for a change and set out for a new career that would afford her the opportunity to utilize her blended background all while exploring new places and meeting new faces. Energetic and poised, Diana welcomes you onboard and looks forward to making it a memorable experience.
THIRD STEWARDESS: Sarah Kiernan
Sarah grew up in the Poconos, in north east Pennsylvania. She was always a mountain girl spending her days skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, off roading and camping. Sarah moved to Phoenix, Arizona when she was 19 to study to become a massage therapist. She worked full time as a licensed massage therapist for 7 years before jumping into the yachting industry at age 26. She fell in love with the ocean after living in land locked states her whole life. Sarah has been working full time as a stewardess learning the tricks of the trade. She is eager to explore new parts of the world, while providing excellent service and experiences to every guest that she welcomes on board.
DECKHAND: Parker Hudman
Parker originates from the west Texas town of Abilene. He grew up on a family cattle farm far from the oceans. After graduating from high school and two years of community college the call of the sea struck him. Together with a friend they hung up their spurs and left the plains of West Texas bound for Ft. Lauderdale. Parker has been yachting for two years now and continues to grow and learn. He brings youthful energy to our team.
ENGINEER: Shane Hyronimous
Shane was born and raised in a small farm community in South Dakota where he completed a very successful college career in football earning a degree in business. He spent his free time enjoying water sports, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, off-roading, fishing, hunting and exploring in the mountains. While land locked, Shane fathered a little girl who is now 10 years old and spends every minute they can together enjoying the amenities that South Florida has to offer. His desire to advance his mechanical career, after mastering the farm industry, is what led him to a career in yachting. Shane fell in love with the dynamics of a boats operating systems where he strives in providing a safe and reliable vessel for guests and crew. He looks forward to welcoming you aboard with an energetic attitude, outgoing personality and overwhelming desire to give guests the best possible worry free experience.
CHEF: Tonya Huemoller
Tonya was born and raised in a small beach town in North Florida. She has been a Yacht Chef for 20 years alongside her husband, Adam who is a Yacht Captain. Tonya has a true passion for her career. Her love for food shows in her menus creativity. Her style of food is eclectic, therefore there is always something for everyone. Tonya's charter menus are designed according to each guests food preferences & needs, so no menu will ever be the same. Her extensive experience and care for her guests makes her loved by all! She is excited to welcome you aboard Motor Yacht Aquasition.