WALTER WETMORE | CAPTAIN Captain Walter Wetmore is a fifth-generation sailor. He comes from a long line of mariners. He started his professional maritime career in 1989 as Captain for Archie Comic books owner aboard the Sailing Yacht Riverdale High. In the years since, Captain Walter has sailed from Hawaii to Turkey and from south of the Equator to north of the Arctic Circle. During his long successful career, in addition to mega yachts, he has worked on tugboats in Valdez Alaska, Norfolk Virginia, & Port Everglades, FL. He worked onboard the Ocean Research Vessel Endeavor belonging to the University of Rhode Island, recovering torpedoes with the US Navy and the Nantucket – Martha’s Vineyard Ferry. Captain Wetmore holds a USCG 1600 /3000- ton Ocean Masters license, as well as the equivalent British license. Walter is a resident of Jamestown, RI. His hobbies include the restoration of antique automobiles, the oldest being a 1931 Chevrolet. Walter is a successful charter captain well known from his days at Motor Yacht Safira, Selene and Muse. What Walter enjoys most about yachting is being able to show his guests the Islands of the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the East Coast of the USA. Being a Yankee, he can show off New England and Down East as very few other Captains can.
JESSICA GEE | CHIEF STEW Jessica was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She comes from a large Polish family of 9 siblings. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Buffalo State University, she decided it was time to trade in her snowboard for a scuba tank and relocated to Wilmington, NC to pursue a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology. While residing in the beautiful coastal city of Wilmington, she put her academics on hold to try her hand at a career in the adventurous world of yachting in 2014. Five years and 60 passport stamps later, Jessica is extremely happy with her decision. Jessica takes pride in her excellent knowledge of all types of services and housekeeping including her flower and decorating skills with her ability to predict guest’s needs. Her hobbies include teaching scuba diving, hiking and backpacking around the world. Jessica is sure to make any charter guest’s experience a memory to remember!
RIO ALEXANDER HENDRIX DUBBERSTEIN | CHEF Rio love of food developed early on in life, growing up amidst Northern California's organic food movement. Learning from a gourmet mother and German grandmother, he started experimenting and developing his palate working with home grown vegetables and meats from surrounding farms. His parents were world travelers and encouraged the development of Rio's love of travel and the ocean from an early age, traveling internationally with other homes in Mexico and Connecticut where he started windsurfing, boating, and scuba diving. During his teens, his tastes and culinary expertise developed further while living abroad France, Italy, Egypt, and Spain over the course of eight years. While living in Paris, Rio attended the Cordon Bleu as well as several museum schools, achieving degrees in art history, museum studies, and the culinary arts. After returning to the United States, Rio worked for many years in restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, while also engaging in many years of private chef work for a variety of prominent families internationally, and over a dozen high-profile celebrities Rio speaks French and Spanish almost fluently, and is also a PADI certified Dive Master, licensed sky-diver, snowboarder, and a world class champion equestrian show jumper and polo player. He has now been working as executive chef on superyachts for almost a decade in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and South Pacific. Rio brings flair and panache to every plate, table, and event
ERIC LESLIE | MATE Eric has a long history in the yachting industry. He was the Captain on vessels from 1983 to 1998, everything from the 83’ Sailing Yacht Isabelle to the 120’ J-Class Sailing Yacht Shamrock V. In the early 2000’s he spent 5 years as a yacht broker for Northrop and Johnson Yacht Brokers in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2004 he joined Hinckley Yacht Services in Portsmouth, RI for a 10-year stint and Project Manager for large yacht refits before joining Hodgdson Yacht Services in 2014 as the Director of Refit Sales for the Maine based boatbuilder. In 2018, Eric went back to sea as Captain on a 74’ Feadship and was Captain for a number of deliveries up and down the East Coast. Eric is married to his wife of 27 years, Aini and resides in Middletown, RI when not onboard. Eric has a friendly personality and we are happy to have him on team Endeavour!
ELIZABETH STONE | SECOND STEW Elizabeth was born and raised in central Texas and enjoyed exploring the many lakes in the area. After receiving her communication degree from Texas A&M, she immediately moved to Hawaii to gain experience in the hospitality industry along with following her passion for all things ocean. She then moved to Charleston, SC to study yoga and received her teaching certificate while working her way up in the hospitality world. Elizabeth has travelled all over the world including the Middle East but bonding with students while teaching English in Guangzhou, China was her absolute favorite. Elizabeth discovered yachting a few years ago and hasn't looked back. Whether you need a strong cocktail or a fun workout, she's your girl!
TOM JONES | ENGINEER Tom was born and raised in Ukiah, California. He has lived in California, Mexico and currently resides in South Florida. His life prior to yachting was in the construction industry. He was introduced into the yachting industry in 2005 by his sister who was a Chef. Tom holds his Chief Engineer Limited license and his 3rd Assistant unlimited. His goals and aspirations are to achieve his Chief unlimited and sail the pacific on his own boat. His favorite places are Fiji. His hobbies and interests include sailing, surfing, mechanics, travel, motorcycles, wake boarding, snowboarding, diving and fishing. Tom loves life at sea. On his time off he aspires to sail the mighty South Pacific! Tom has such a pleasant demeanor and always has a smile on his face. He is surely an asset to team Endeavour.
HANNA O'BRIEN | DECK HAND Hannah was born and raised in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to yachting Hannah was the Office Manager of a residential commercial solar company. She always had a boating background growing up around the water. It has been a passion and hobby that she always wanted to turn into a thriving career. She currently holds her STECW, ENG and PBL2. Her dream would be to become a female Captain who can inspire other females in this industry. She enjoys traveling and Thailand has been her favorite destination thus far. Hanna’s hobbies and interests range from water sports to hiking and yoga. She is a yoga instructor. She is very outgoing and loves meeting new people. Hanna’s sweet personality exudes from the moment you meet her and she will make our special charter guests feel welcome and at home!