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Captain: Michael Vogelsang
Captain Mike was literally born into the yachting industry. His parents owned and ran a very successful marine store in Fort Lauderdale, which became his playground and introduction to the yachting world. He has worked on every type of vessel imaginable and has sailed extensively all over the world. For the past 15 years he has been working for Hargrave custom yachts as their full-time fleet captain. He holds a USCG 1600-ton Master Captain’s License. When not navigating the high seas, Captain Mike loves to cook and take in nature while riding his motorbike.
Chef: Tim Bishop
Born and raised in Guilford, Ct. on Long Island Sound, Tim spent his youth sailing competitively during the summer (North American Sailing Championship in 1975) and skiing competitively (1979 on the US Pro Tour) during the winter. For many years he owned and operated a Design/Build Construction Company earning an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering. In 2005 he decided to make a huge career change and follow his lifelong desire to become a Chef. He spent a year under apprenticeship at a French Bistro training under the exacting demands of the two French owners. Embracing this experience Tim became a private chef on several large estates. In the summer of 2014, he decided to further his adventures and moved to Ft Lauderdale to enter the Yachting Industry. Since doing so, he has freelanced successfully on a multitude of yachts, many of which have become repeat clients. In the early summer of 2018, he was given an opportunity to become part of the Hargrave family, where he continues to delight and indulge the palates of the guests onboard MB3.
Chief Stewardess: Leilani Bennett
Hailing from the beautiful islands of Fiji and Hawai'i, Leilani brings a sense of Aloha and joy to your vacation on MB3. Having graduated from the University of Hawai'i with an undergraduate degree in Communications and Hospitality, she worked as a bartender and hostess at the famous Duke’s restaurant on the shores of Waikiki, and furthered her career at The Four Seasons Halekulani. She was a server at La Mer, the only 5-star, 3-diamond restaurant in Hawai'i. Following a yearning to travel abroad, she transferred her skillset comfortably into the superyacht industry. Traveling throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas and Alaska. As your personal concierge and confidante, Leilani will ensure your stay onboard will be a very memorable one.
First mate: TJ Sohn
Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, Tim or TJ as he is known, was introduced to the water at an early age. He started racing boats with his family at around 14, which is when his passion for the industry began. He trained as a marine mechanic at the renowned Wyotech Marine School before seeking a position within the yachting industry. Since joining MB3 in October 2018 he strives to not only keep the boat in pristine condition, but most importantly enjoys exceeding all the expectations of MB3’s charter guests.