CAPTAIN, BRANDON WASHINGTON, American
PREVIOUS YACHTS: M/Y Our Way 128’ Palmer Johnson, M/Y Solace III 70’ Hatteras, M/Y da Bubba 99’ Hargrave
WORK EXPERIENCE: Brandon moved to South Florida in the mid 90’s and knew right away that he make a career in the yachting industry. He was able to gain employment on M/Y Solace III, a very busy charter yacht at the time traveling throughout the Florida Keys and Bahamas. While employed as a project manager in a shipyard, he returned to sea on M/Y Our Way where he continued to grow and become a successful charter boat Captain on M/Y da Bubba. Captain Brandon welcomes you and yours onboard M/Y Temptation for the vacation of a lifetime.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Brandon oversees all aspects of the yachts operation. Your experience while onboard will be a safe and enjoyable one. He leads a strong crew that is eager to assist and ensure the best island vacation possible.
JOB RELATED LICENSES & CERTIFICATES: 1600 ton USCG Masters, PADI Open Water.
HOBBIES: Brandon is an avid water skier and enjoys relaxing and spending time with his son.
FIRST MATE, JOSE GORT, American
PREVIOUS YACHTS: M/Y Espresso 73’ Bertram, M/Y Allure 48’ Buddy Davis
WORK EXPERIENCE: Jose brings his lifelong love for the sea on board Temptation. Growing up in South Florida, he has been an enthusiastic fisherman. He has worked in various marinas growing up and had no problem stepping right into the yachting industry.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Jose is skipper to the 36’ Yellow fin that is set up to fulfill any adventure from snorkel trips to deep sea fishing, or just a lovely cruise to various locations. He is detail oriented and the “go to” man for all things related to safety. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask.
HOBBIES: Jose enjoys fishing and spending time with family
CHEF, TERRY GATEWOOD, American
PREVIOUS YACHTS: M/Y Flawless lll 116’ Azimut
WORK EXPERIENCE: After graduating from Johnson & Whales Charleston with a culinary degree Terry began his cooking career at Charlie Charter in Chicago. After a stop in North Carolina to run the Four Square restaurant Terry landed in Miami at the Ritz. From there he ran a Bistro specializing in French cuisine and worked as a sous chef at Emeril’s in Miami Beach.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Since entering the yachting industry, Terry has delighted guests with his ability to create beautiful, healthy meals customized to their own tastes. From “down home” cuisine, to elaborate theme parties, your meals onboard Temptation will be unforgettable.
HOBBIES: Passionate and enthusiastic about expressing his art form in the galley, Terry enjoys spending time with his
daughter and living in Miami.
CHIEF STEWARDESS, ABBY GALLAGER, American & Canadian
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Dream, 200' Abeking and Rammesen, Amanti, 175' Feadship, 4 You 180' Amels
WORK EXPERIENCE: University of Michigan graduate, Abby grew up on the Great Lakes and has extensive
experience sailing and diving around the world. Prior to yachting, Abby worked in fine dining hospitality for 8 years.
She has spent years climbing the ladder in yachting working for some of the most intensive charter yachts. Abby is
thrilled to be working for Temptation and bringing the highest level of excellence that she knows into your vacation.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Abby is dedicated to making your experience on board above and beyond the standard. With a keen eye for beautiful housekeeping and emphasis on exceptional service, she is thrilled to have you on board.
HOBBIES: Abby is a part-time travel writer and photographer. She enjoys exploring new places, diving, water sports
CHIEF ENGINEER, FRED AHL, American
PREVIOUS YACHTS: M/Y Contico, M/Y Entrepreneur ll, M/Y Paradise ll
WORK EXPERIENCE: After growing up in Chicago, Fred moved to Florida in 1980 and started his career in yachting.
After travelling throughout Europe, the Caribbean, East & West Coasts USA, Hawaii and Japan, he has years of experience as a deckhand, mate, captain and engineer. Fred has been on Temptation for 7 years and knows it like the back of his hand.
JOB DESCRIPTION: As the sole engineer, Fred makes sure this beautiful yacht is in running order at all times. He is the ultimate fix-it man and can assure you and your guests that it will be a smooth and enjoyable ride.
HOBBIES: Taking on a good project or catching up with his family.
SECOND STEWARDESS, MICHELLE MANFRED, American
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Chopi Chopi 262'
WORK EXPERIENCE: A Pittsburgh native with her Masters in business and psychology, Michelle was a Division 1 college basketball player and coach. Her extremely disciplined background, mixed with her big boat experience makes her the perfect support stewardess Temptation.
JOB DISCRIPTION: Michelle is dedicated to creating a fun and relaxing vacation for your and your guests. She will be there for your every need, always with a smile and positive attitude.
HOBBIES: Michelle is interested in anything health and fitness, she loves outdoor and water activities.