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HUNTRESS Crew Profile
Captain Jeffrey Guymon, American
Captain Jeffrey Guymon’s roots are from America’s mid-west, but an interest in SCUBA diving led him early on to the sea. As dive master in Florida’s aquamarine waters, he soon found himself driving boats and naturally progressing his way up to mega-yachts. From Canada to the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Jeff’s twenty seven years of experience on busy boats attest to his success afloat. As Captain he is responsible not only for the safe passage of his yacht and the well being of her passengers and crew, but also for maintaining high standards on board, ensuring guests of a five star holiday.
First Officer Mark Jones, Welsh
Mark is from Poole, on the South Coast of England. He has been working in the Marine Industry for twenty years. Mark originally started his career as a shore-side Service Marine Engineer, serving a UK indentured apprenticeship and then transitioning into yachting in 1999. He is a qualified PADI Dive Master, and thoroughly enjoys the teaching aspects of the role. He has been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to sail and dive under the world’s seven oceans. He met his wife while working on a yacht and she is now retired as they have two small children.
Executive Robert Montpetit, French Canadian
After over 20 years in the yachting industry and two circumnavigations, Robbie invites you to be his guest and enjoy his fine cuisine. He is formally trained from the University of Sorbonne in Paris. He has spent countless seasons in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Pacific. His experiences with travelling the world have enabled him to meet almost any culinary request from guests. He welcomes you to his table on Motor Yacht Huntress and he ensures that your dining experience will surpass all others.
Steward/Sous Chef Darren Smalley, Canadian
Darren spent his youth in Port Moody, British Columbia a town outside of Vancouver, BC. He learned how to cook at a very young age from his mother. He began his yachting career in 2010 and plans to be in the yachting industry for many years to come. He is currently being trained by Executive Chef, Robert Montpetit in an apprenticeship from Le Cordon Bleu. Darren is a huge asset to the interior as well as the galley and is our resident barman. He looks forward to serving you one of his many tasty cocktails during your time on board. His interests include travel, food, wine, music and the outdoors.
Purser Kristi Guymon, American
Kristi grew up in Louisiana before joining the Air Force, stationed in Albuquerque, NM, where she was a Telecommunications Maintenance Specialist. She has one son, Sam, who is 22 and is in the Coast Guard. Kristi lived in Augusta, Georgia, for 8 years before moving to Savannah. In 2001, she graduated from Augusta State University. Prior to joining Huntress, Kristi was in the insurance industry, however, she had a keen interest in working on boats from the time she met her husband, Captain Jeff. She loves reading and baking-especially cakes, as she has quite a knack for the trade!
Chief Stewardess Seldon McArdle, American
Seldon comes from a seafaring family from New England. She graduated in 2007 with a BA in Mass Communications from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her childhood had a strong focus on yachting, with her father as a captain in the industry, thus encouraging her to start her career. She has spent the past three and a half years working on high profile yachts such as Pegasus II and Mr. Terrible, which were both private and charter yachts. She loves taking care of others and looks forward to making your needs her priority while you are on board. When she isn’t ensuring the interior is immaculate, she enjoys running, wake boarding, SCUBA diving, and reading.
Second Stewardess Michelle Davis, New Zealander
Michelle is from Hamilton, New Zealand. After school she worked as a travel agent for seven years. She then moved to London where she lived and worked for two years at an investment bank. She has a passion for travelling and has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Her love of travelling, along with the encouragement of her sister, who is a Chief Stewardess on another vessel, led her to the yachting industry. She now plans to make yachting her career. Michelle loves to spend her free time wakeboarding and relaxing on the beach.
Stewardess Rebecca Kearl, American
Rebecca is from Grand Junction, Colorado. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She spent 4 years after university living in Buenos Aires where she worked for the US Embassy in press and events. She also spent some time as an English teacher and Personal Assistant. After her time in Argentina she attended Butler School in Colorado and she had intentions of becoming an Estate Manager. However, she was intrigued by the yachting industry and decided to assess her knowledge attained from Butler School and try her hand at yachting. This is her first position as Stewardess and she is keen to embark upon her first season.
Stewardess Falyn Berkowitz, American
Falyn is from Hope Sound, Florida. She grew up on boats as her father is a deep sea fisherman. After school Falyn studied International Marketing at Florida State University and completed her final year in Panama. During her first year out of university Falyn worked as the Spa Manager in the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale as Concierge. Falyn has a passion for travelling and being on the ocean which helped her take the leap and join us in her first season of her exciting new career.
Chief Engineer Tim Smith, American
Tim grew up boating on the rivers and lakes of Upstate New York. As a young man, he was lured to the shores of Cape Cod, repairing and customizing sport boats in Harwichport. In 1989 he made his way to South Florida, thus beginning his Mega-Yacht career. Eventually settling in Savannah, he still enjoys the adventure of yachting. Always the “tinkerer”, his hobbies include restoring classic cars and boats.
Chief Engineer Mateo Tommasini, Croatian
Mateo is from the Island of Lo?in, Croatia and graduated from the Maritime College with Commercial Engineering Degree/ticket/certs…? Mateo then worked on Merchant ships until 2002 when he joined the yachting industry. He has worked on various private and charter yachts and joined us on Huntress in May. In his spare time Mateo likes SCUBA diving and Skiing.
Second Engineer Karolina Szot, Polish
Karolina hails from the South of Poland. She studied Mechanical Engineering in university. After university she took a job working on cable cars and ski lifts and she acquired quite a knack for repairs. When she began working on yachts she entered the industry as a Stewardess in order to better learn the English language. However, she knew her heart was in engineering and she segued into that department after only one season as a Stewardess. In her leisure time she enjoys travelling and reading.
Second Officer Sam Mandeno, New Zealander
Sam was born in ‘the city of sails,’ Auckland, New Zealand. He has been in the yachting industry since 2007. Prior to yachting Sam studied at Lincoln University in New Zealand while on a Cricket scholarship and gained a degree in Sports Management. Captivated by the maritime industry from an early age and he previously worked on a number of charter and private yachts including M/Y Osprey, M/Y Al Mirqab, M/Y C2 and most recently M/Y Tatiana. Sam has travelled the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea extensively and Red Sea and Indian Ocean. He is looking to progress further in the industry. Sam is a dedicated crew member who looks forward welcoming all guests onboard. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cricket, rugby, and has an avid interest in photography and travelling.
Deckhand Scott Duncan, American
Scott is from Florida. After high school he spent four years in the United States Coast Guard as a Bosun’s Mate, where he assisted with search and rescue and served as a boarding officer. He then went to the Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville, Florida where he became a certified commercial diver. Scott is also a certified NASC diving instructor. His love of navigation and life at sea led him to the yachting industry and he hopes to make yachting his career.
Deckhand Philip De Rosa, American
Philip is from Atlanta and went to University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Biology. After university he began working on boats while living in Savannah. He enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life on yachts and decided to take the leap to his first permanent position – on M/Y Huntress and is looking forward to the season ahead. After some years in yachting, Philip hopes to go to Medical School to study Cardiology.
|LENGTH||180ft (54.9m)||BEAM||31ft (9.4m)||DRAFT||11ft 0in (3.4m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1997||BUILDER||Feadship||DESIGNER||Terence Disdale|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Jeff Guymon & Chef Robert Montpetit + 12||REFIT||2005|
|SPEED||12kts / 15kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
HUNTRESS can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet. 4 Guest cabins have 2 double beds, shower and toilet. HUNTRESS is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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