Operating in the Bahamas, Caribbean, East Mediterranean and the West Mediterranean
Owner's Private Terrace
Upper Aft Deck
Bridge Deck Dining
Owner's Master Suite Forward View Upper Deck
VIP Upper Deck Adjacent to Master
Guest Suite Main Deck
Twin Guest Suite Main Deck
Salon Upper Deck
Lounge on Main Deck
Formal Dining on Main Deck
Grand Foyer with elevator
Master Suite Study
Bridge Deck Seating
Theater With Inter-Active Seating
Ray was born in Newport, Rhode Island where he began a yachting career on launches. He steadily continued his climb up the yachting ladder by serving as deck crew and mate on various yachts, eventually earning his 1600 Ton Oceans Master license. He has been with the EXCELLENCE program since 1989, playing a major role in the building of EXCELLENCE II, III, IV and V! Yachting has taken him to many parts of the world, with extensive time spent in the Mediterranean, New England, and the Caribbean. The immense knowledge and experience gained through these travels enables Ray to offer an array of possible itineraries as well as a pleasurable cruise. Ray is also a family man, with wife Maria, and their four wonderful children based in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
Robert “Bob” resides in Stuart, Florida and began his career in yachting after attending the Chapman School of Seamanship at the age of 19. He has been diligently accruing sea service on board motor yachts since April 2005. Prior to Excellence V, Bob has been crew on motor yachts ranging from 97’ to 192’ in length and acquired his first Master license back in March 2009 and recently obtained his USCG 1600GRT/3000GT Master License. While the majority of his career has been under the role of 1st Officer/2nd Officer/1st Mate, he’s also had the opportunity to Captain vessels up to 126’ in length. Over the years Bob has been very fortunate to travel extensively due to the career he has chosen both on and off the job. Some of those cruising areas, in no particular order go as follows; Caribbean Sea and Bahamas, Central America, North America from California to Mexico and the Florida Keys as far north as Labrador, Mediterranean Sea from France to Turkey, New Zealand and Malaysia via Vanuatu and Palau. Bob has a deep love and respect for the open sea and it truly resonates with his passion for surfing.
Coming from Media, Pennsylvania, James had to venture out of his comfort zone and head east to pursue his passion for water sports and fishing. This passion led him to find the yachting industry. He is well-traveled, covering Europe, Central America, some bits of Africa and Alaska. James brings the skills and attributes he has obtained through his background in hospitality and time onboard yachts to make your trip a memorable one.
Atlanta born, Michael spent his youth playing in the backcountry fishing and camping with his family. Early on he took a liking to fly fishing and has fly-fished all over the US. When Michael was going to University obtaining his undergraduate degree in Psychology, he realized that continuing with his Law degree was not his heart's passion. He had heard about the yachting industry from a friend and hasn't looked back since. His humor and wit bring a smile to any occasion.
Andrew joins the Excellence V crew having already cruised much of the East Coast, Bahamas, and Caribbean during his years of yachting. Born in Colorado Springs, he graduated from CU Boulder and worked for a financial software company in Silicon Valley before trading the cubicle for the ocean. Andrew’s glowing smile and willingness to assist guests makes him a great addition to the Excellence V team.
Amber is from Panama City Beach Florida. From the age of four, she spent weekends sailing around on her parent’s hobie cat and her love for the water grew from there. After high school she embraced the sports of freediving and surfing which initiated her curiosity and love for travel. While traveling around the world she started scuba diving, wakeboarding, wake surfing, snowboarding, and kiteboarding. Amber joined the yachting industry in 2013 as a stew/deckhand but her love for watersports and the outdoors lead her to transition to a sole exterior role.
Daniel was born in San Sebastian, Spain. After 12 years, he moved to Germany with his family. He started his engineering career by completing a 3.5-year electrical apprenticeship. He continued working as a land based certified electrical engineer, performing programming and installation of industrial plants and automation of luxury properties. It was a job on a yacht in Mallorca that made Dan realize is passion for the sea. He has spent the last 12 years on several yachts and has acquired his Y1 Chief Engineer’s Certificate of Competency. He enjoys all water sports, snowboarding, biking, gym, swimming, technical design, electrics, computers, music, 3D printing, iOS programming.
Paul was born in New Jersey but grew up in South Florida. He was exposed to the yachting industry at an early age as he would often go visit his father who worked as a head chef aboard a 151’ Feadship. Growing up in the Fort Lauderdale area, Paul spent weekends, holidays and summer vacations during high school and college in the yachting industry. His yacht travels have taken him throughout New England, Nova Scotia, the Bahamas and Mediterranean. In 2016, he graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Paul is excited to be pursuing his career by combining his passion for the sea, yachting and traveling. In his downtime he enjoys staying active whether it’s running, skiing, diving, gym or fishing.
Tyrone was born in Melbourne Australia into a family of restaurateurs and hoteliers, so from an early age he was immersed in the world of food and wine. At the age of 9 Tyrone moved to the UK with his family and spent his summers travelling Europe on family holidays which is where his love of food really began. He attended catering school in the UK and then left his family home at the age of 18 to travel the world and learn to cook. Eventually he found himself working back in Europe within the private sector in private homes and estates, chalets in the alps and villas around the Mediterranean before eventually finding himself his first position on a yacht 14 years ago. Tyrone has a family of is own, who are based in the countryside in Somerset in the UK where he likes to escape to at the end of a busy season.
Mack grew up in Baltimore City Maryland, near the Chesapeake Bay, where he developed a love for the open water and Seafood. After graduating high school, he attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, California. During his time in San Francisco he worked at both AQUA and Jardinière, 2 Michelin star restaurants. He continued his culinary career at L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas and then onto Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in Manhattan. Mack joined the yachting world in 2015 when he was hired as 3rd chef on a Microsoft co-founder’s world traveling yacht, Octopus. Mack’s diverse culinary background ensures a mouthwatering experience while onboard.
Gwen grew up in a tranquil small town in Northern Michigan, living on the Great Lake’s all her life. After graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in Marketing, she moved to San Francisco for a career in Transportation Insurance. Although after a few years she realized she missed traveling and seeing the world terribly. She left her job and went on to backpack around New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and parts of Central America. Through her travels and love of the water, Gwen found yachting. It was the perfect fit for her as she was able to pair her passion for traveling with her 13 years of hospitality experience. This background ensures that Gwen will anticipate your needs with a warm and professional demeanor to make your experience aboard M/Y Excellence V a memorable one.
Having completed her secondary education, Georgia decided to take a gap year and has been continuing her adventure ever since. Georgia’s first tastes of the hospitality industry was with a weekend job at the age of 14. Thirteen years later, she remains passionate about her chosen career path. Since 2013 Georgia has been working on a number of vessels ranging from small sailing yachts to 50M world cruising motor yachts. Her lovely smile and warm personality make Georgia a fantastic addition to the Excellence V team.
Charlotte hails from Tallahassee, Florida. She attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and earned a degree in International Relations and Global Affairs. She has always had a strong love of the ocean ever since she can remember. She has over ten years’ experience in the service industry working in night clubs and bars to high end hotels and restaurants. She began her career in yachting in 2012 and has worked on boats ranging from 72 -92 meters. She has had the pleasure of cruising the US West Coast, including Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bahamas, the US East Coast, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, as well as the Mediterranean. She loves her job and to be of service and help in any way she can.
Madison is from the small town of Kelowna in the interior of British Columbia. Growing up in the mountains and close to a large lake, she spent her winters riding the slopes and the summers wake boarding. She was far from the sea but with extended family in the yachting industry she was enticed to join herself. After completing a joint degree in neuroscience and political science from McGill University she has committed herself to yachting before she plans to attend law school. Her bubbly personality and willingness to be of help makes Madison a great addition to the Excellence V team.
Madison grew up in Perth, the most isolated city on the West Coast of Australia. After completing her Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy, she took a gap year in Chicago and worked at a fine dining restaurant. It was in this year she discovered her love for traveling and followed in her cousin’s footsteps by joining the yachting industry. Madison comes to Excellence V having cruised from Florida across the Caribbean, Central America and on to the western Mediterranean, having enjoyed events like the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix to name a few. Her “down under” charm and bright smile make Madison a wonderful addition to Excellence V.
Recently launched by Abeking & Rasmussen, this 7 stateroom marvel continues the tradition of superb performance and exceptional amenities demanded by her very experienced owner.
EXCELLENCE V has the volume and interior comfort of a 75 meter yacht in 60 meters of intimate perfection and still fits into smaller preferred marinas such as St. Barth’s. Her sweeping exterior lines complement the vastness of the striking interior by the renowned design team of Reymond Langton Design. Huge windows allow for ample natural light and fantastic views. The circular glass elevator is accessible to guests from all decks.
The expansive master suite encompasses the entire forward area of the upper deck with a large skylight overhead and 180 degree panoramic views from oversized windows. There is private access to the owner’s walk around terrace with Jacuzzi. An additional King stateroom is also located aft of the master suite.
Five en suite guest staterooms are located on the main deck forward of the foyer.
Amenities include a Gym, Cinema, and Beach Club on the lower deck; the Gym and Beach club each feature an island style terrace. The galley is below and all toys & tenders stowed in the garage – making her interior and exterior decks free for total guest enjoyment.
Dine alfresco on the bridge deck aft, or watch your favorite sport at the sports bar. A second large Jacuzzi is located on the sundeck for guest use and aft sun beds on both the sundeck and bridge deck levels. All decks have generous seating and ample awnings for shade.
A truly outstanding new yacht under the command of the capable command of veteran Captain Ray Shore and his professional team of 14 crew.