Captain Tony Defore
Tony was raised in Fort Lauderdale, where lived aboard a boat there when he was in highschool. He traveled alone to the Bahamas as early as the age of 16 where he would enjoy meeting new people and fishing. He has been a captain for 30 years and enjoys surfing, spending time watching the sunset over the Mediterranean while drinking prosecco from his balcony in Sardinia. He has recently become a grandfather, and his daughter is also a captain. Feel free to stop by the bridge for a tour by Tony!
First Officer Chris Crabaugh
Chris grew up in Kansas, USA before moving to New York City after he finished school. He grew up working hard to attain the very best in quality for everyone surrounding him and that has pushed him further into yachting by providing a comforting hometown personality with a bustling work ethic derived from the large and busy city life that New York demands. Chris started out his boating career sailing on classic tall ships in New York City before making the transition over to motor yachts for the fast paced, fun and exciting trips that put lasting smiles and memories on the people who come aboard. Chris is qualified as Chief Mate for yachts up to 3000GT and working his way up towards his Master's license to continue his career. Chris’ passions include mainly surfing, wakeboarding and diving but he has a passion for any type of adventure and thrill. Chris provides great value to our team with years of experience and standards that help us maintain a goal to provide the best service and experience for our guests aboard M/Y Miss Christine.
Engineer Gregory Evanoff
Welcome Aboard Miss Christine! I am the Chief Engineer on board and can help you with anything you may need. My goal is to make sure you have the best experience possible with as little worries as possible. Please do not hesitate to alert me if anything needs fixed or seems out of the ordinary. My role on board is to maintain and fix everything and keep the ship running smoothy. I am often at work behind the scenes but am always here to help. I have been working on yachts for the past 9 years and love everything about it. I grew up on a small farm in Pennsylvania where we were constantly fixing and building everything by ourselves. This experience, along with lots of training, courses, and self-education, allowed me to smoothly transition into engineering on yachting. In my free time I enjoy running and trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I am currently building an off-grid house in Pennsylvania and enjoy designing and building new systems for it when I am home. I would one day like to use it as a prototype to build more off-grid homes around the country! I am looking forward to getting to know you better and hope that you have a wonderful experience on board! Also, please feel free to come down at any time for an engine room tour
Bosun Nick Presti
Nate is a Boston native spending his summers on the Lakes in New Hampshire. Growing up, Nate was always outdoors whether playing sports, hiking, or just hanging out by the water. Nate loves talking about and playing sports. He played baseball, lacrosse and basketball growing up and played soccer for his college. After completing his bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology, Nate decided to pursue his dream of working on the water.
He is an avid lover of music and can play the guitar and piano.
Chief Stewardess Kerrigan Mason
Kerrigan was born and raised in Stuart, a beautiful seaside town located on the East Coast of Florida, renowned for its beautiful scenery. Kerrigan spent most of her childhood immersed in the sea. With her passion for the ocean, travel, and hospitality she decided the yachting industry would be the perfect fit. She even attended private one on one butler training in London. Over the last 6 years Kerrigan has worked on private yachts ranging from 130ft-250ft. Kerrigan enjoys challenges and takes pride in providing excellent service on board. In her free time, she enjoys fashion, interior design and spending time with family and friends.
Second Stewardess Julia Haushalter
Julia was born in Tennessee, and moved to Atlanta, Ga a few years later, where she grew up most of her life. She attended college in Alabama where she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology, and moved to Florida shortly after. Before getting her first job on a yacht, she worked at a hospitality/hotel management company. She has been working on yachts since March of 2022, and has enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and traveling to new places. In her free time, she enjoys painting, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Deckhand/Stewardess Tori Palma
Tori is originally from Louisiana, but grew up most of her life in South Florida by the beach. She moved to Orlando in 2019 where she attended college for three years and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is relatively new to yachting but is excited to travel and meet people from all walks of life. She enjoys playing volleyball, working out, paddleboarding, and hiking in her free time.
Chef Dave Bhattacharya
Dave is a culinary trained chef that was born in New York but grew up in the mountains of Banff, Canada. A love for adventure took him around the world chasing snow, surf and food created a passion for the flavors of the word. Ten years ago he joined yachting, leaving his home in Hawaii, to see more places in the world and share his experiences with others.