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Andrew Grego, Captain - New Zealand born US citizen
Born and raised in New Zealand and educated in London, Andrew had an extremely successful career as an international culinary trained chef. His passion and experience for food and travel is what lead him to his yachting career. While working as a chef on both private and charter yachts, he began to pursue his captain’s licenses and education.
With 18 years of experience, he now holds five international 3000 Ton Masters Licenses. He has served as Captain on multiple vessels up to 208 feet. His travels have taken him all around the South Pacific, Indian Ocean, New England, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Andrew speaks English and some Maori.
In his time off, Andrew enjoys fishing, paddle boarding, motorcycles, travelling, snow skiing, and real estate investment.
Rick, First Mate – South Africa
Being born and raised in a small coastal town on the northeast coast of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, Rick developed a massive love and interest for the ocean.
Having worked in the surf, diving and super yacht industry for the last 15 years, Rick has developed a fantastic set of skills to help and accommodate charter guests to feel safe and comfortable on board any vessel.
Rick has worked at many exotic locations all around the world such as Fiji, New Zealand, South East Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and up and down the East Coast of the United States.
Rick enjoys the outdoor adventure life style. He has great passion for surfing, yoga, slacklining, playing music, and socializing with people from different nationalities.
Jose, Chief Engineer – Colombia
Jose was born in Cali, Colombia and immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. He has always had an affinity for water related activities including fishing, snorkeling, and diving. Having been an Open Water diver since 1994. While most of his dives has been in Florida, he has enjoyed diving in the Bahamas, Turk Caicos, St. Maarten, San Lucia, La Guadalupe, Grenada, Panama, and other parts of the Caribbean.
Jose has been an engineer for many years. As Chief Engineer on M/Y Clarity, his job is to maintain all systems aboard, so our guests can relax and have a great time. He makes himself available 24/7 and no job is too big or too small. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask him. If you don’t see him, don’t worry everything is working well.
Zoe Carlson, Chief Stewardess – German born US citizen
Having worked as an international flight attendant for Pan American World Airways, Zoe’s experience and strength in hospitality and service is her signature. She strives to ensure that your stay on Clarity is the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. From the moment you arrive, sit back, relax and allow her and the crew to take care of everything. When it comes to planning special events or excursions, Zoe has an amazing attention to detail and will coordinate a memorable experience.
Between her flying and yachting careers, Zoe’s travels have taken her around the world. Having lived in several countries, including Venezuela, she speaks very good Spanish. During her yachting travels, she has cruised the waters of the Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
In her free time, she volunteers at local animal shelters and enjoys snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, paddle boarding, travelling, reading and photography.
Tania, Second Stew – Hong Kong born UK citizen
Tania was born and raised by the sea in Hong Kong and has enjoyed boating and water sports from an early age. Upon moving to England to study, she pursued Field Hockey competitively whilst studying Geology & Biology at University.
Her interest in travel has only been fueled by time working in London, Hong Kong and Bahamas in the service and advertising industries. Now following her passion for the outdoors, service and adventure, Tania has decided to pursue a career in yachting. Although new to the industry, through her previous education and experience, she has quickly become an asset to the crew.
Always the active type, her hobbies also include: field hockey, windsurfing, beach volleyball and music.
Third Stew – Hired freelance for charters
Tanner, Deckhand – USA
Tanner grew up in Durango, Colorado. In 2015, after he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, he wanted a change. He left the mountains behind and headed for the pirate life. After working for two different cruise lines, one season touring the Hawaiian Islands and one season cruising the Mississippi River, he moved to Fort Lauderdale to pursue his career in yachting. Prior to joining M/Y Clarity in the Bahamas, he has worked as a deckhand on yachts traveling the Eastern Seaboard from New England to Florida.
Tanner has a penchant for horticulture and also enjoys playing video games, watching movies, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and skeet shooting.
Luke, Chef – New Zealand
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Luke started his culinary journey at the age of 13 working in a pizza restaurant learning the fundamentals of Italian cuisine. At the age of 18, Luke moved to Melbourne Australia and completed his chef apprenticeship under numerous fine dining restaurants. Shortly there after, Luke secured a position at the illustrious Auberge Au Mirador in Japan under celebrated chef Noboru Katsumata in Hakone, and also at modern Japanese restaurant SALT TOKYO.
Luke then went on to become Executive Group Chef of a large restaurant group in Auckland, and it was in this time that he longed for something new, something fresh and exciting! 5 years ago, he joined the yachting industry and has traveled the world on a variety of vessels, scoping local markets and delicacies, and learning the intricacies of what it takes to create an outstanding experience on board.
Luke's style of food has been described as "fun", "light" and "inventive" whilst respecting tradition and technique, and has a deep passion for healthy plant-based inspired food.
In his spare time he enjoys many forms of yoga, diving, golf, hiking and cooking . There is no request to big or small for Luke, and has a deep passion for high quality service and attention to detail.