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SEA BEAR Crew Profile
SEA BEAR CREW PROFILE
Captain David Gies: David is originally from Spokane, WA and has been captain of the M/Y Sea Bear for many years now and is happy to be participating in the Newport Show again this year! Captain David’s experience spans many cruising areas and over fifteen years as captain. David’s journey has logged him enough miles to circumnavigate the world eight times. He has extensive knowledge of the New England, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. Before joining Sea Bear, David was captain on board the successful charter yacht Perseverance II and was the build captain for Big Aron. His easy going personality combined with his attention to safety and the enjoyment of charter guests makes Sea Bear a great choice for your yachting holiday.
Chef Steven Ferneding: Steven’s love for cooking began six years ago, while traveling in Salzburg, Austria. As his travels came to an end he decided the next step in his journey was to try his hand at cooking, so upon his return to the states he signed up and dove into the art. He attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Program in Portland, OR and graduated with honors at the top of his class. After graduating from culinary school he ventured down to California where he worked in San Diego's premier seafood restaurant "The Oceanaire" and worked alongside of "San Diego's Top Chef". While in San Diego he was given the opportunity to work on private yachts in the Bahamas. For the next five years he cooked for the worlds rich and famous on the most prestigious yachts and homes all over the world. He is known in the yachting community as being a healthy gourmet chef and is an encouragement for other chefs in the industry. For the past year and a half Steven was fortunate enough to embark on a culinary exploration through India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Japan. While living in each of these amazing countries he had the opportunity to study Indian and S.E. Asian cuisines while working along side local chefs. Together they tested new recipes, and exchanged culinary techniques. For more chef info visit www.chefstevenferneding.com
Chief Stewardess Chelsea Dwyer: Chelsea Dwyer is from Milwaukee, WI. After graduating from college Chelsea made the natural family progression into yachting. Her father and grandfather are both yacht captains and have spent many years on 300-foot sailings ships and large motor yachts. Chelsea has been on Sea Bear for several years now and enjoys New England summers and Florida and Bahamas winters. Chelsea enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping and she is an avid reader and also enjoys music. Chelsea has a great team attitude, attention to detail and looks forward to spoiling charter guests with five star service.
Mate Thad Hall: Thad is grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and from an early age has been in and around the ocean. Thad spent much of his free time surfing and free diving. After completing school he spent four years in the Navy and gained valuable experience while navigating all over the world. Thad loves working on board charter yachts and is able to combine his nautical experience with things he enjoys. His current hobbies include paddle boarding, surfing, and diving.
Engineer Jon Cozad: Jon grew up in Windsor Ontario Canada and spent much of his childhood sailing, fishing and enjoying the great lakes. After completing a collage diploma in Automotive Diagnostic Technician, Jon went on a two and a half year backpacking adventure throughout Australia and South East Asia. It was here he discovered yachting and the idea he could combine his hands on skills with his love of travel. Ever since he’s been working on yachts with a great passion for the water and love of all water sports. His problem-solving skills are a great asset to our team and he is always smiling, willing to tackle any job, big or small.
SEA BEAR Specifications
SEA BEAR Testimonials
SEA BEAR Specifications
|LENGTH||126ft (38.4m)||BEAM||27ft (8.2m)||DRAFT||6ft 11in (2.1m)|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain David Gies & Chef Chef Steven Ferneding + 3||REFIT||2011|
|SPEED||15kts / 17kts||STABILISERS||Stabilisers||FLAG||United States|
|ENGINES||2 Detroit Diesel 1292 1040 HP|
SEA BEAR Accommodations
On deck master stateroom features a king size bed, full bathroom, large closet and entertainment system. Below is the full beam VIP stateroom which also features a king size bed, closet, full bathroom and entertainment system. Additionally there are queen size staterooms to port and starboard.
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