Captain - Robert Soper
Robert “Bob” resides in Stuart, Florida. He began a career in yachting after attending the Chapman School of Seamanship at the age of nineteen after hearing a rumor that mermaids are real. He has diligently been accruing sea service on board motor yachts since April 2005. Bob is experienced on motor yachts ranging from 97’ to 256’ in length and have acquired his first master license back in March 2009.
Due in part to his chosen career, Bob has been very fortunate to travel extensively over the years, both on and off the job. Some of those cruising areas include the Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas, Central America, North America (California to Mexico), and the Florida keys, as far north as Labrador, the Mediterranean Sea, from Spain to Turkey, New Zealand and Malaysia via Vanuatu and Palau. In spite of all his travel, Bob has yet to find Atlantis. His deep love and respect for the open sea truly resonates with his passion for surfing and mermaids (surfing with mermaids is still Bob's life goal).
Qualifications: USCG Master 3000 GT - USCG OOW Unlimited GT, GMDSS Operator, RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor, Semi-Professional Gelato
Chef - Richard Parnell
Born and raised in Bath, South West of England, Chef Richard Parnell has an incredible 21-year culinary career. Beginning his illustrious profession at places like Babington House, excelling in his efforts at Gordon Ramsay’s Three-Michelin-Star restaurant called, “Restaurant Gordon Ramsay,” as well as the acclaimed, “Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel.” But his life took a turning point, the Chef had to leave Europe as his frustrations grew over a mistaken identity for the handsome Jason Statham, happening on numerous occasions. Inevitably, he joined the yachting industry and attained the Head Chef position aboard Tango for six years. While aboard this experience, he was mistaken yet again, but this time for Ringo Starr’s son, mostly due to his charming Southern English accent. He decided to ride that wave despite his low admiration for The Beatles, an easy way to ride out his micro-celebrity status, when you come to find out how much he actually hates The Transporter film franchise. Having served His Royal Highness King Abdullah of Jordan and Family (Queen Elizabeth using him as a spy) and as Head Chef to the iconic Huka Lodge in New Zealand, this global culinary expertise has allowed him to transport your taste buds to all around the world. However, do not listen to his terrible opinions on movies.
First Mate - Mischa Hugli
Hailing from Johannesburg, Mischa was born & raised a city boy, loving his metropolis lifestyle until space prawn invaders took over his home and District 9 land. Fleeing to the ocean for refuge & safe passage away, he fell in love with water & sailing. He mastered boating and has sailed across every major ocean, stopping to admire many ports & beautiful beaches along his journey. In an effort to ensure his safety and protection, Mischa took up martial arts and perfected his craft under the greatest hero ever – Capt. America. With Chris Rogers in his corner, Mischa achieved a perfect fighting record and a call to join the UFC ranks. Weighing his options while on the beaches he loves so much, Mishca turned down Dana White and has focused his life in yachting. He now channels his many years of experience in boating to INVISION with excellent knowledge
of every marina & place we visit. His passion in martial arts is now focused on fitness classes for our guests and upon request, will FaceTime in Capt America to enhance those work outs.
Chief Stewardess - Amanda Stickles
Amanda (also known as Momma Bear) was born in South Korea and moved to New York at the independent correct age for all inspiring professionals; 3 months and 15 days old. She quickly adopted to the hustle and bustle of the big apple in the medical field; however, the office window life overlooking Park Ave was missing something. Moving to Florida to continue her medical office career & love for Dwayne Wade, she pondered, what if… trying to envision her future by spelling out envision on her office note pad 100 times, she accidently spelled INVISION and 3 days later, she was out of the office and on a yacht! 5 years later and she is now one of the most experienced, organized and well-traveled stewardess out there, having traveled everywhere in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. She keeps a home in Florida where she spends her free time at Heat basketball games and cuddling with her dogs and cats, all of which are named Dwayne.
Stewardess - Jody Bloemhof
Jody (also known as Ocean Eyes), was born in sunny South Africa, where she was gifted a faulty compass, and decided to take it to the seas to try and correct it. We might replace it one day. Ocean Eyes has been in the hotel/tourism industry for four years, and in three of those years, she was also a part-time Skittles organizer, allowing her to develop an incredible attention to detail. Working onboard yachts gave her the perfect opportunity to combine her love for the ocean, hospitality experience and Skittle skills. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, surfing and exploring the road less traveled, but never without her bottle of green Tabasco sauce. Jody will always go above and beyond to ensure guests have excellent service with a smile. Jody’s motto of “Your satisfaction is my top priority, so if you could do your best to act satisfied, then it would be greatly helpful” to ensuring satisfaction for all of her guests onboard.
Deckhand - Davis Sommerfield
Davis is from and grew up in Delaware, so naturally he found surfing, the state’s most notable sport, as his passion and favorite activity. The “First State”, Delaware was good to Davis as Davis was also great to his home land. He became an all American standout in lacrosse and was also crowned prom King at his high school. Davis followed this up by immediately becoming a lifeguard and patrolling the safety and fun for all, at his ocean post, to the delight of many eye seekers. Having almost checked every box that would make someone sultry, Davis then turned to firefighting during the day, surfing in his off time & mastering nude arm wrestling (insert jaw dropping emoji). After claiming glory two years in a row as back to back champion in arm wrestling, Davis decided being a big fish in a small state wasn’t for him. He set out to find INVISION; following the waves and his desire to travel. Davis now has been in yachting for 3 years and is keen to entertain guests. His experience in the water & with all water sports is an amazing asset and if asked, he will wear his crown while jet skiing and accept any challenge in arm wrestling.
Engineer - Khemraj Seepersaud
Khemraj Seepersaud, AKA Khem, AKA Grease Lighting, has been in the yachting industry since 2013. Thanks to his Guyanese upbringing, and to his beautiful Caribbean accent, it has afforded Khem a long and illustrious career as a telemarketer, picking up numerous awards along the way. He's turned down many radio station offers around the works in favor of VHF radio voice aboard yachts, proving time and again to be an asset - when having to deal with the Coast Guard on channel 16. In addition to keeping his engine room to the highest standard, you can often find Khem doing regular maintenance while blindfolded, claiming this practice is beneficial to him later in life when his eyesight begins to fade. Khem is adamant on becoming the longest serving engineering aboard a yacht. Despite having not seen any of the Grease films, he is still under the impression that his nickname "Grease Lighting" came from his striking resemblance to John Travolta (he says the hair is identical). Thereby, we kindly ask everyone to not burst his bubble, when actually, his nickname did originate from his incredible mechanical ability to fix anything in record- setting time.