Peter Pritchett, Captain | Wisconsin, USA
Peter was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. His father was a career military officer so he grew up traveling all over the world. By the time he graduated high school in Stuttgart, Germany he had traveled all over Europe, lived in Japan, and seen most of the United States. Traveling was in his blood. Peter started working around boats during his summer vacations and again after high school while in college, first getting a license on the Great Lakes and then moving on to an Ocean license Captaining yachts for over 40 years. His interests include music, old cars and motorcycles. He restored a 1949 Indian Chief motorcycle when he was younger and a 1948 Chevy Fleetmaster. He plays guitar and enjoys listening to old Blues, early Rock, and Jazz musicians. When he was in High School he had all of Ray Charles’ albums. Peter is married with one home in Ft Lauderdale,FL and a second home in Longmont, Colorado. He has two kids, two dogs and a cat. His wife has a job working remotely by computer so she travels back and forth visiting him and he gets out to Colorado as often as time allows. Peter loves his profession as a Yacht Captain. In the mid 1970’s he ran a 90’ Burger charter motor yacht for the owners of the Radisson Hotels. They cruised throughout the Exumas, Abacos, Eleutheras, and some of out islands taking the charter guests or owners into some of the choicest locations with a shallow draft of 5 ½ feet. One of the great things about the motor yacht SHE’S A 10 is the vessel’s draft. It is less than 6 feet and capable of getting into and around the Bahamas not only quickly with it’s high speed but also through the cuts and anchorages used by much smaller vessels. Interestingly, Peter was captain aboard this vessel with the previous owner when it was named MYSTIQUE from 1993 until 2007. During those years they cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean extensively. Just last year he was invited back to Captain the vessel with the new owner and he is excited to share his experience and love for the yacht with any potential charter guests to ensure them a great time aboard.
Nichola van Os, First Mate | Durban, South Africa.
After growing up next to the ocean as a child Nichola went on to complete her Honours degree in Marine Biology specializing in sandy shore and estuary ecosystems and also completing her thesis on coral aquaculture. After university, Nichola’s extensive travels coupled with her love for the sea led her to yachting where she has been for over the last 5 years working her way up the ranks on deck on busy private and charter boats. Nikki holds the position of First Mate onboard where she is responsible for all the yacht exterior and management of the deck department. She holds her paragliding license, played competitive badminton for many years she also enjoys most watersports from surfing to snorkeling and especially wakeboarding and she is excited to teach or assist you at any level with all the water activities we offer onboard.
Mandy Parker, Chief Stewardess | Durban, South Africa
Mandy grew up in a small town called Pinetown, just outside the port city of Durban, from an early age she showed a strong affinity for the water which led her parents to enroll her in swimming lessons – Mandy quickly took to the sport and went on to become Captain of her House Team and Vice Captain of her High School Team. She also competed regularly in Open Water Swimming Events. In early 2010, Mandy came over to the USA and was promptly flown to Jamaica to join the M/Y Mystique (now M/Y She’s a 10) as a Third Stewardess, she kept her head down, earned her stripes and built a solid foundation upon which to base her career in the yachting industry. After leaving Mystique, Mandy concentrated on developing her skills, she worked in various positions from Sole to Chief Stewardess on boats ranging from 30m – 70m, both Private and Charter. She has been fortunate enough to travel extensively, interact with lovely people and experience the world in a very unique and rewarding way. Mandy was honored to be offered the opportunity to rejoin her first yacht and accepted it with open arms. She is thoroughly pleased to be your Chief Stewardess and, along with the rest of the team, hopes to make your stay comfortable, rewarding and memorable.
Claudia, 2nd Stewardess | Trois-Rivières, Canada
Claudia grew up in a little town in the French part of Canada. Her curious, social and obliging personality lead her to pursue a Law Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Soon after, she discovered her ease and interest in building a strong and loyal relationship with her clients. Wanting an environment with more suppleness and liveliness to create a unique and personalized experience, she turned toward the Service Industry and acted as a Business Development Advisor and Private Events Coordinator in a fine dining restaurant in Montreal. When Claudia discovered the yachting industry she immediately knew that it was her next step. As your Second Stewardess on this yacht, Claudia’s devotion and ready-to-help attitude will be put forward to make sure you’ll fully enjoy your stay with us.
Fergus Hardy, Bosun | Surrey, United Kingdom
Fergus is from Surrey in the south east of England. He has had a passion for the sea from a very early age and has always been a keen water sportsman, After 5 years working on yachts ranging from 100ft to 500ft he has an excellent understanding of the yachting industry and has gained exceptional maintenance skills. He is always willing to please and aims to keep his guests as happy as possible at all times. Outside of the yachting world he is a keen exercise enthusiast and spent many years of his life studying and competing in the martial art Muay Thai.
Esteban Veve, Deckhand | Florida, USA
Esteban is our youngest crewmember and a local Floridian born and raised. Attending the University of Central Florida, Esteban graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Esteban’s father is exceptionally well known in the local yachting community with a successful fuel delivery company and it is Esteban’s goal to gain valuable knowledge of yachts from a hands on angle so that he may one day combine this with his education to take over from him and expand the business. As our deckhand onboard, he works behind the scenes to take care of our daily maintenance and various deck projects that keep the exterior of M/Y She’s a 10 looking in premier shape. He is here to fulfill your every request on deck from watersports to taking care of the kids and will always do so with a big smile on his face.
Luke Hegarty, 2nd Engineer | New South Wales, Australia
Before joining the yachting industry, Luke enjoyed successful engineering positions in Australia and the United Kingdom while working in the Gas and Mining Industries. Luke enjoys, fitness, the beach and UFC and owns a 3 year old French Bulldog named Phoenix.