Captain - Chadwick Harlan
Chad started sailing at the age of 12 on the lakes of North Carolina and since then developed a passion for sailing through racing, owning sailboats and working professionally on sail and power yachts for the past 14 years. He has experience with many various different types of propulsion and even worked with single-screw sail with no bow thruster to twin-screw power catamarans and motor yachts from the Pacific NW to the southern Caribbean to Netherlands and Mediterranean. Chad prides himself on having a cohesive team who all share the mutual goal of providing a great experience for guests while on board. Achieving the goal through planning and open communication.
A couple of his greatest feelings on the sea were sailing across the Atlantic and having a steering failure and having the resources and know-how to get safely to port in the Cape Verde islands with the new equipment waiting on the dock as we sailed in. They made the repairs and had a great passage to Saint Martin and still arrived on time for the Christmas/New Year’s Caribbean season! In Chad’s free time, he enjoy’s surfing, scuba, modern home designs and motorcycles.
Chef - Eduardo Echeverria:
Eduardo is a Venezuelan Chef who has been cooking professionally since the age of 20, when he started cooking for Sheraton Hotel chain back in South America.
Since he moved to Miami, is been working in the charter yacht industry not only in America, but all throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
He specializes in fusion cuisine, mixing together the passion and flavors of the Spanish kitchen with the class and traditionalism of the French and Mediterranean gourmet dishes. For the past 12 years, for both private and chartered yachts, bringing excellence and a top of class menus on the tables of those. Eduardo considers food to not only be understood or conceptualized but enjoyed!! This is why his talents have taken him to cook private dinners in Russia as well to the warm waters of the Caribbean, where he is well known by locals for his charming and humble personality.
In his spare time, Chef Eduardo Echeverria acts as a menu consultant for PINCH KITCHEN, a "freestyle American eatery.". The restaurant opened in less than 2 years the Miami News Time rated it as ''Miami's Upper East Side best restaurant”. Eduardo certainly looks forward to having you on board and taking you to a journey of flavors!
Chief Stewardess - Charli Fredette
Charli grew up in a resort town in Vermont skiing and horse back riding. From the start Charli worked in hospitality and housekeeping earning a solid background into yachts. She has worked in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean, New Zealand and Australia. Charli is more than happy and willing to make guests comfortable and feel at home on Brandi Wine.
Mate - Tres Martin
Tres grew up on an Island off the coast of Maine. Teaching himself how to sail at the age of eight he moved rapidly towards a professional career
in the maritime field. When Tres was 14 he began working at boatyards learning the ins and outs of the field. By age 19 he was managing a prestigious yacht yard on the island. Growing up on the island he has handled many private luxury estates. In addition to his prior work he has captained two water taxies and many small private yachts in his home state. When Tres is not enjoying his work he makes time for surfing year round, cooking, hiking and exploring the outdoors. Tres prides himself with his work ethic and seamanship all the while having fun with the people he meets along the way.
Deckhand - Bruce Stafford:
Originally from Sag Harbor, NY, Bruce moved to Ft Lauderdale to pursue a lifelong passion of his, working on the ocean. Bruce is passionate about all water related sports activities and makes it a hobby outside of work when he can.
Bruce served in the US Army for about 5 years, is a semi-retired Pro Superbike pilot, has travelled and lived in places such as Barcelona and London. One unique fact about Bruce: he spent a year down under in Cairns, Australia working and researching coral on the Great Barrier Reef…earning his PADI Master Instructor/Trainer rating along the way. Along with all his talents, Bruce is an avid sport fisherman and will be ready to catch the big one with you.
Bruce is excited to welcome you all onboard and provide a safe fun filled week of many adventures.