Operating in the Caribbean, North America and the Bahamas
Upper Deck with Hot Tub
On Deck Master
On Deck Master Bath
1 of 4 King Guest
1 of 2 King Guest that Convert to Twins
Upper Deck Entertaining
Aft Upper Deck Hot Tub Bar
Upper Deck Aft Lounging
Upper Deck aft Lounge
25 Chris Craft Motor Launch
Upper Deck Bar
All the Toys
Frank grew up in Vermont, boating on Lake Champlain most weekends with his family (when the ice was out!). He began sailing out of Newport, RI in the 1980’s and began his professional yachting career almost 20 years ago. Frank brings many years of experience running large motor and sailing yachts to Renaissance including the 160' sloop SY GEORGIA and the 93' classic schooner TREE OF LIFE.
Frank has both MCA and USCG Master’s licenses. A passionate maritime history buff, one of his favorite accomplishments was racing a wooden gaff-rigged schooner from Newport, RI to Bermuda using only a sextant and chronometer for navigation.
He is a certified Rescue Diver, and a certified Ship’s Medical Officer.
Ian has been cooking for over 30 years, and been a chef for 25 years. He attended a three year apprentice program that was sponsored by the American Culinary Federation. He is relatively new to yachting, but has worked for several world renowned chefs. He grew up in Jacksonville FL, but recently moved back to FL after living in Seattle WA for the last ten years. He has entered and won multiple food competitions (including the 2017 Newport Charter Yacht show, which he took First place in) His hobbies include hiking, bicycling, and riding motorcycles. He also considers cooking a hobby in addition to a profession.
Tyler Efird is a Georgia native and currently lives in Athens, GA with his wife Jessie, a veterinary student at the University of Georgia. After growing up on Lake Oconee, Tyler attended the University of Miami where he played rugby and studied sports medicine. While living in Miami, he discovered the allure of the yachting industry and decided to pursue his career as a captain. Six years later, he now holds a USCG 100 Ton Master/200 Ton Mate license and a wealth of experience cruising the Bahamas and US East Coast. In addition to his experience in the yachting field, Tyler also participates in competitive billfish tournaments with some of the best sportfishing crews on the circuit. Tyler is also an avid bowhunter and fly fisherman, so when he does make it back home to Georgia you can usually find him in a tree-stand or wading through one of north Georgia’s many trout streams.
Kevin is from the lighthouse town of Jupiter, Florida where the love of the water was only natural being oh so close. He worked as an electrician and also at Jupiter Pointe Marina assisting the incoming boats. A proud Eagle Scout Kevin always does his best. He was introduced to the industry through friends and is excited to join the Renaissance Crew. When Kevin isn’t working, he likes to hit the greens with his buddies or go offshore fishing.
Brittany was born and raised in South Florida. After attending college courses and working at a preschool for 4 years she was in search for a bit of adventure, at the age of 22 she followed the advice of a fellow captain friend and joined the yachting industry. It has been almost 4 years since then and she has never regretted her decision. During Brittany’s down time she enjoys hanging out with friends, being on the water/beach, hiking and playing tennis.
Samantha, who likes to be called Sam, was born in Okinawa Japan but was raised in San Diego California. Having several years of experience in the hospitality industry Sam decided to move in yachting and took the plunge in 2017. Growing up in a military family gave her a love for traveling and meeting new people, yachting was a perfect fit. In her off time, you will find Sam either hiking, at the beach, or on a paddle board.