Captain: Andrew Stewart
Captain Andrew Stewart fell in love with boating at a very young age. Growing up on the north shore of long island in a small hamlet of Oyster Bay. At the age of twelve he began competitive sailing at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. Educated in Boston he received a degree in economics from Northeastern University. After some time in the business world the ocean once again called. Andrew started his maritime education at Chapman school as well as Maritime professional training school. Through his 20 years as a captain, Andrew has commanded many yachts from New England, the Great lakes, Bahamas, and the Caribbean oceans. Safety is priority number one, and his in-depth knowledge of the seas is the perfect formula for a relaxing and informative vacation. Once you cruise the high seas with Captain Andrew Stewart you will never forget the experience of your life.
1st Mate: Christopher Gallaway
Chris was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and raised in Juno Beach. He has been a local resident of Florida for 30 years. Chris has traveled back and forth to the Bahamas by boat his entire life, the first trip was at 6 months old. He started his career as a mechanic at Sikorsky Aircraft then moved on to detailing boats where a new found passion for working on the water was discovered. Has been in the yachting industry for 7 years, working his way up the chain an retained his 100 captains license. Has a passion for fishing and freediving. Chris has traveled to over 150 of the 700 islands in the Bahamas. He has a great personality and willing to share his knowledge of the Bahamas and east coast with the guest to ensure a fun and enjoyable time. Chris will ensure 100% of the guest requirements are met.
Chief Stewardess: Anna Wellman
Anna is from a small farm town in New Haven, Indiana. After graduating with her MBA from Indiana University she moved to Florida and pursued a career in tax accounting. The water kept calling her and she moved on to providing the highest levels of service on some of the world's most renown yachts. Anna has a keen eye for detail and has the ability to anticipate your every want and need. She hopes to make your experience one in which you look back fondly on and really looks forward to meeting you.
Deck/Stew: Jocelyn Smith
Jocelyn is a native Floridian who grew up fishing. Her desire to help people lead her into the medical field to pursue a nursing career in New York City. After several years the ocean called her back in search of establishing a yachting career in Florida. Jocelyn has been an attentive stewardess with a two year yachting background as a Deck/Stew with a great attitude. She is a friendly professional who will make sure you have a fun positive experience and solve any difficult situation with a smile. She is exceedingly outgoing, has the ability to plan ahead, and is always organized.
Chef: Geno Accetta
Chef Geno Accetta was born and raised in South Philly, USA by a close-knit family of Restaurateurs and lived in a community where sharing great meals with close friends, family and clients was second nature. At a very young age, Geno worked as a Chef in various restaurants in the Colorado area for over 17 plus years, and then, his passion for food and people, Geno discovered the perfect setting for practicing his delicious craft was aboard SHALIMAR Yacht Charters. Sailing provides an intimate venue where he could share his culinary talents and creatively adapt each charter menu to suite the preferences of the charter guests aboard.
Besides his passion for food and people, Geno holds a PHD in Psychology and during his time off specializes in helping kids and young adults. Having spent many years in Colorado, he also thoroughly enjoys the "great outdoors" and has a love of travel, meeting new people, and music of all genres.