Captain Name: Thomas White
Captain Nationality: American
Number of Crew: 9
Captain – Thomas White
Tom joined the Excellence team in August of 2016 after his previous vessel sold. His extensive knowledge and experience as a captain and welcoming Southern spirit will insure a great time for your friends and family. Tom’s career on boats began when he joined the Coast Guard as a search and rescue officer in Louisiana and the West Coast of America.
After 6 years of service in the Coast Guard, Captain Tom joined the commercial shipping industry, sailing in and out of the Bayou. He has completed many trans-ocean passages and commanded vessels traveling from Alaska to Bermuda, Western Canada, Central America, Cuba and the Eastern and Western Mediterranean Sea.
For a break, Tom loves diving, horseback riding, and reading history biographies.
Engineer – Oshain Clark
Oshain is from Falmouth, Jamaica. He grew up with a big family and is the youngest of 8 siblings. He is a very passionate and hardworking individual who dedicates himself to excel in the craft of engineering. Oshain went to Muschett High School followed by Caribbean Maritime University where he studied marine engineering. Through-out life’s journey he has developed a love for soccer, experiencing different cultures and music such as roots reggae. He will happily give you a tour of the engine room and show you the operations.
Chef – Danny Davies
Danny is a 9 Year British Army Veteran, who served 5 tours of duty where he honed his culinary skills, self- discipline, work ethic and of course team building experience. Leaving the forces in 2007 as Corporal Davies, Chef Class 1, he served his last year in the Household Cavalry Regiment, Windsor, UK where his responsibilities included preparing meals for Princes William and Harry, in the officers’ Mess, high profile dining nights and also in the field during their training exercises. He is a true culinary professional with the most diverse 20 + year’s experience on land and at sea, including working at many 5*, Diamond, Michelin Star & Rosette levels of fine dining experience. Danny’s international experience broadens his appetite for creating outstanding menus, paired with the perfect wines, and presented in a most welcoming and memorable environment. He prides himself on exquisite food presentations and has a passion for the sweeter things that come out of the oven.
On a personal level, Danny is married with two adorable young daughters, who are already skilled “cheffettes”. He enjoys all kinds of sports, including scuba diving and paddle boarding, running and cycling. Danny continues to consult around the globe and maintains residences in London and South Florida.
First Mate – Ned Fisher
Born and raised on the island of Ovalau in the Isles of Fiji, Ned has always been attracted to anything and everything to do with the sea. Ned started his career as a flight attendant in 2007 and then in 2009 moved into the Cruise Ship industry in the Pacific. In 2014, Ned decided to chase his dream and enroll with the Australian Super Yachts where he attained his Certificate for Professional Deckhand Training. A year later he was offered a permanent job with Excellence where he’s proved to be an asset to the team. Through hard work and extensive schooling he has worked his way up to the first mate position. Ned’s innovative, easy going and versatile demeanor ensures that he is well liked by guests and crew alike. He also ensures that all guest access are safe and well kept. In his spare time Ned loves training, diving and reading.
Bosun – Patrick Fisher
Patrick grew up in the beautiful Islands of Fiji. He lived by the coast of the Old Capital of Fiji. Here he enjoyed various water sport activities particularly diving as his dad worked for a dive company. As the tourism industry is the biggest economy contributor Pat worked as a Night Manager in a hotel. After 5 years working in the hotel industry he thought he should try working on yachts. Pat hasn’t looked back since. With his smile and happy demeanor you will definitely find his company refreshing. Pat Is ready to make your experience on Excellence a memorable one.
Deckhand – Quinn Mulvihill
Quinn Grew up in New Jersey, spending his summers at the Jersey Shores and winters driving up to Vermont for snowboarding trips.
If not at the beach or on the mountain you could find Quinn playing guitar or skateboarding. While working towards his associates’ degree, he traveled as far west as Colorado working Music Festivals for a food and beverage company. After finishing his degree he discovered the world of yachting and he immediately moved to Fort Lauderdale to immerse himself in the industry. Whatever your outdoor needs shall be, Quinn will be happy to help you conquer your fears on the slide or learn how to maneuver a jet ski while onboard Excellence.
Chief Stewardess – Bintu Omagbeni
Bintu grew up in southern Sweden with her Swedish mother and Nigerian father.
At the age of 16 she was assisting in the management of a world music club and booking international artists. Prior to her yachting career she was studying marine biology in the archipelago of Gothenburg. One too many cold winters and her love for the ocean led her to join the yachting industry in 2006. With a genuine interest for snorkeling, diving and all things aquatic she still loves life on the high seas. On her spare time she loves to read and practice yoga. She just completed her YTT-200 and will happily teach you yoga on the sundeck. Bintu has a particular love for custom flower arrangements and creative table settings, she has all the experience with just enough flare to make every moment special! She is very excited about hosting you onboard M/Y Excellence. Designing refreshing cocktails to suit your tastes and providing seamless service in a comfortable atmosphere are a few ways she plans to make your stay on board the most best yachting experience you’ve ever had.
2nd Stewardess – Jamie Bredenkamp
Jamie grew up in the inland city of Johannesburg, South Africa. After school she studied event management and worked in the industry for 3 years. She was always drawn to the ocean and took every chance she could to travel down to the coastlines of SA. She traveled to Europe on holiday in 2014 and this sparked a great interest in traveling abroad, she decided she wanted to see as much of the world as possible. With her pull to the ocean and passion for traveling it seemed an obvious choice to work in the yachting industry. On her spare time Jamie enjoys water sports, fitness and experiencing as much of her surroundings as possible.
With her bubbly personality and excellent service skills, she will make sure that you’re always happy and comfortable.
3rd Stewardess – Jennifer Walker
Jen was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. She has owned and operated a produce store that focused on fresh organic goods direct from the farm and healthy lifestyle and living. Jen joined the yachting industry at the beginning of 2019 to learn new skills and fulfill a desire to travel more. Jen comes from a large family with three siblings and enjoys art, fishing, cricket and beach camping. Jen is the newest addition to the Excellence crew and she is very excited get out of her way to make your stay an unforgettable experience.