Captain Matthew Burns - Paul grew up in upstate New York and began yachting in Michigan in 1986 after serving 9 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He has served as Mate and Captain on various yachts over the past 30+ years. Paul took a short break from the warm tropical waters of yachting in 1993 and served as Chief Mate aboard a Bering Sea commercial longliner in Alaska. Paul and his wife Lo-ami and son Pieter, travel annually to Kareehoek in South Africa to visit family.
Mate Kasey Peck – Bio coming soon!
Chief Stewardess Stevi Gregorios – Stevi is from Long Beach, CA. Growing up a swimmer, she has always been attracted to the ocean. This lead her to the University of Hawaii, where she studied broadcast journalism and swam competitively. She also worked in several client facing roles in the hospitality industry; serving, bartending, and catering for 5 years. Upon her return to California is when her yachting career began. She worked high end charters in Marina Del Rey before diving into a full-time, live aboard position in 2018. Since then, she has had successful seasons in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Northeast & the Bahamas.
Being Chief Stewardess has taught her to lead by example, be flexible, and always expect the unexpected! Her competitive drive and passion to please others means she puts her heart into every trip. Whether it be for the new charter guest or the owners who have been onboard countless times, her goal remains the same… to give the guests the best experience possible with memories that will last a lifetime.
Deckhand/Stewardess – Briana Bolanos – Briana is from Charlotte, North Carolina, but moved to sunny South Florida when she was 19 years old. Growing up in a household with both parents from El Salvador, Briana was raised speaking both Spanish and English. Having dual languages definitely came in handy as she ventured to South Florida and began working in hospitality. Briana has always loved the ocean, but after a few land-based jobs in West Palm Beach over a few years she wanted to take her love for the sea to a new level. Briana has now been in the industry for 4 years which led to an unforgettable experience of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Briana loves her career for a multitude of reasons, but most important is that she loves to make sure every single guest feels happy, welcomed and is enjoying their time onboard!
Chef Eli Pomerantz – Eli was born and raised in rural foothills of the Appalachian Mountains outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his youth, he spent all his time outdoors or playing competitive lacrosse and wrestling. He began working in the culinary arts at just 15 while he was still just in 10th grade. His first job was in a fish market outside of Philadelphia where he learned to steam blue crabs and butcher whole fresh fish. After high school, Eli moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. To fund this endeavor Eli worked at some of Boston’s top restaurants after class. Upon finishing school, Eli worked in his educational field for just three months before receiving a job offer to run a restaurant in Cape Cod. He never looked back and has since worked as a chef in New York City and Philadelphia. Over the past 6 years Eli has traveled the world as a yacht chef on a variety of vessels. He specializes in cooking different cuisines from across the globe. You may even see him jump in the water with a spear to catch your lunch himself.