Andrew Grego, Captain - New Zealand born US citizen
Born and raised in New Zealand and educated in London, Andrew had an extremely successful career as an international culinary trained chef. His passion and experience for food and travel is what lead him to his yachting career. While working as a chef on both private and charter yachts, he began to pursue his captain’s licenses and education.
With 18 years of experience, he now holds five international 3000 Ton Masters Licenses. He has served as Captain on multiple vessels up to 208 feet. His travels have taken him all around the South Pacific, Indian Ocean, New England, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Andrew speaks English and some Maori.
In his time off, Andrew enjoys fishing, paddle boarding, motorcycles, travelling, snow skiing, and real estate investment.
Pete Hardwick, First Mate – South Africa
Peter was born and raised in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, where his passion for the ocean thrived. Whether it’s surfing, scuba/free diving
fishing or swimming, you will always find him in or near the ocean. Don’t let his ginger hair and freckles fool you…..once he’s applied his SPF 1000 sunscreen he’ll be outside in the sun having fun with guests until the moon comes up. He began as a chef on yachts before his desire for boat handling, and the outdoors took over and he hasn’t looked back. Pete is excited to provide guests with unique and amazing adventures
all over this beautiful planet, leaving you with memories you’ll never forget.
Pete enjoys surfing, skiing, diving and fishing whenever the opportunity presents itself!
Diego McLaughlin, Chief Engineer – US Citizen
Diego McLaughlin Is 33 years old raised in Panama City Beach Florida. In most recent years he has lived in Pisac Peru and Granada Spain while traveling around South America as well.
His maritime career started in southern Louisiana working as deck hand/engineer on offshore tug boats in 2008, leading to employment on supply boats as USCG licensed chief engineer for Edison Chouest. He made the transition into yachting around 2014 and joined Motor Yacht Clarity in January 2019.
Main hobbies include surfing, studying languages through immersion and traveling light without planning as it is the best way to enjoy the journey.
Zoe Carlson, Chief Stewardess – German born US Citizen
Having worked as an international flight attendant for Pan American World Airways, Zoe’s experience and strength in hospitality and service is her signature. She strives to ensure that your stay on Clarity is the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. From the moment you arrive, sit back, relax and allow her and the crew to take care of everything. When it comes to planning special events or excursions, Zoe has an amazing attention to detail and will coordinate a memorable experience.
Between her flying and yachting careers, Zoe’s travels have taken her around the world. Having lived in several countries, including Venezuela, she speaks very good Spanish. During her yachting travels, she has cruised the waters of the Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
In her free time, she volunteers at local animal shelters and enjoys snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, paddle boarding, travelling, reading and photography.
Boudine Nagel, Second Stew – South Africa
Boudine was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has always had a strong pull to travel and the ocean. Boudine joined the yachting industry after visiting her sister, a charter broker, in the Bahamas and working day charters.
She loves yachting for the challenge, variety, and opportunities it offers as well as the incredible people she has met. She is well organized and enjoys preparing for special events and entertainment.
Boudine is passionate about her job, loves to meet new people and is grateful for the adventures that work brings. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, singing in the car and spending time with her family and friends. She takes great care in ensuring that her guests have a sensational experience while onboard M/Y CLARITY.
She hopes to make your stay with us an experience of a lifetime.
Third Stew – Hired freelance for charters
Tanner, Deckhand – US Citizen
Tanner grew up in Durango, Colorado. In 2015, after he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, he wanted a change. He left the mountains behind and headed for the pirate life. After working for two different cruise lines, one season touring the Hawaiian Islands and one season cruising the Mississippi River, he moved to Fort Lauderdale to pursue his career in yachting. Prior to joining M/Y Clarity in the Bahamas, he has worked as a deckhand on yachts traveling the Eastern Seaboard from New England to Florida.
Tanner has a penchant for horticulture and also enjoys playing video games, watching movies, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and skeet shooting.
Enrique, Chef – Mexican/US Citizen
Enrique is a Mexican American third generation chef who has been cooking professionally for more than 10 years in five star restaurants, resorts, country clubs, French bakeries and now superyachts .
His experience from being trained by some of the best in the industry enables him to create an array of top notch international cuisines. He is a passionate chef who loves to cook the classic and traditional dishes, but he is also part of the new young generation of chefs who love to play with the boundaries of gastronomy and the newest food trends, including fusions and molecular gastronomy.
When Ricky’s not on the job, he likes to workout, socialize with friends, and play soccer. He is looking forward to having more free time to explore new hobbies.