Operating in the North America and the Bahamas
Port Guest Stateroom
Starboard Guest with Pullman
Starboard Guest Stateroom
Captain Jay Mooneyham comes to MONI from Jupiter, Florida. From a very young age, he developed a deep love and respect for the ocean and has spent his life on the water. Whether it’s an early morning freedive to gather lunch for the day, exploring a new coral reef or a trip out to a favorite fishing spot… If it happens on the ocean he is ready to go. (Even if the days’ expedition goes no further than a sandy shoreline).
Jay began his yachting career sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean. Even as a young deckhand who saw most of the islands from behind a buffing wheel, the energy and excitement of pulling into a new port was a bug that he couldn’t get rid of. Now, after many years as a captain, that feeling has only grown. Whether we drop anchor in some unknown bay or return to an old favorite, sharing the promise of fresh memories and new adventure with wonderful people never gets old.
Jay’s lifelong dream has been to share his love of the ocean. Whether it is alongside the saltiest sailor or the newest addition to the chartering family, he takes pride in working hard to ensure each experience is one that you won’t soon forget. From the coves and cays of the Caribbean to the shallow seas of the Bahamas and places further away on the charts, adventure and happy memories are on the horizon.
Dimitri joins us from Regensburg, Germany though originally from Macedonia. He followed his desire to travel and work on the water to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he has begun a career in yachting.
Dimitri has worked on multiple yachts ranging from 80’ to 154’. Starting as a Deckhand, on to 2nd Engineer, Mate, and he now holds his 200GRT MCA Captains license. He continues his education annually, upgrading his licenses as well as staying up to date on safety.
Dimitri has enjoyed his experiences working on many charter yacht’s, where he always aims to please and provide guests with an exceptional time. He enjoys water sports with guests, beach set-up, and traveling by tender to remote locations.
Dimitri’s travels include many islands in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, New England, and South Florida. When Dimitri ‘s guest duties are complete you will find him spending time with his family, watching soccer, or playing Frisbee with his Australian Shepard, Charlie.
Amy comes from the “City of Tree’s”, California’s capital, Sacramento. Amy had worked as a highly skilled Esthetician and Makeup Artist for well over a decade. She owned a skin boutique in downtown Sacramento where she created quite a following amongst her clientele.
During a weekend trip to her favorite city, San Francisco, Amy was inspired during the Americas Cup to check out life on the water. Her love for adventure and travel redirected her to sunny Fort Lauderdale, where she has begun a career in yachting.
Amy’s passion has always been beauty. So it didn’t take long to see that her keen eye for detail and endless ideas of creativity proved her to be a natural in the industry. Amy loves people and aims to please. Whether it’s her welcoming smile or her professional pose, she will guarantee a splendid holiday for you.
Amy’s travels have included the beautiful harbors of New England, the Hamptons, the Bahamas, and the many islands of the Caribbean. She looks forward to sharing her newfound discoveries on the water with you!
Selcuk comes to us from Bodrum, Turkey, south of Istanbul, the country where his love for the outdoors and his passion for boats began.
Selcuk has followed in his family’s tradition of sailing, and learning from a young age the need for hard work and the appreciation of these beautiful vessels. All four brothers are active Captains. Selcuk has been with MONI, since its launch in 2012 making him a key asset to the crew. He knows the vessel inside and out, and besides standing as the onboard Engineer he also hold his 500GRT Yacht Master as well as his 200GRT MCA License.
Selcuk has traveled many islands in Greece, Italy, France, The Bahamas, and the Eastern United States. When Selcuk is not onboard you will find him face timing with his family, watching a soccer game, or enjoying a kabob.
Katy joins us from Gilford, New Hampshire where she brings her energetic, friendly, and imaginative passion for creating ethnically inspired meals with a familiar western twist.
Katy received her degree after spending four years studying culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University. She then studied Pan-Asian cuisine in Singapore and in the north of Thailand. This is where her love for Asian inspiration comes from, however she gladly welcomes diversity into her cooking styles where she can cater to your specific palate or diet.
When Katy isn’t working aboard, you can find her outdoors enjoying activities such as skiing, horseback riding, water sports, and exploring. Katy’s passion for travel has not only broadened her horizons in the food world, but it has also guided her in the direction of working aboard MONI.